Live Music: Newbald Acoustic Sessions

We promote a number of live music events each year with the aim of widening the cultural offering for the community and raising funds for the ongoing maintenance of the Hall. The events we promote are predominantly across Acoustic, Folk, Country, Americana and Blues styles and in the last year we have hosted touring artists from Canada and the USA as well as artists well known to a UK audience.

For a venue of its size, Newbald Village Hall can offer flexible stage set up, PA hire and a basic lighting set-up. For a limited number of events each year, we can also provide a licensed bar. We are happy to consider approaches from artists/agents seeking bookings or discuss collaboration with other promoters wishing to hire the Hall for their own events – please contact us by email in the first instance: newbaldmusic@gmail.com

2018 Review

Lynne Hanson – photo credit: John Tomlinson

2018 has seen us demonstrate what a lovely welcoming and comfortable venue Newbald Village Hall has become, with sell-out gigs featuring bands from Canada, USA and the UK. Highlights are available on our youtube channel, available by clicking here.

February saw the first visit for The LYNNeS, a Canadian duo, whose debut album has gone on to win critical acclaim as well as winning them three awards at the year end Canadian Folk Awards. Opening the show was Rhiannon Scutt, a supremely talented young lady from South Yorkshire, while The LYNNeS set the tone for the year: a wonderful show with humour, warmth and superb musicianship.

Lynn Miles – photo credit: John Tomlinson

In March we welcomed Bronwynne Brent from the Deep South of the USA, a lady with a unique voice and a superb backing band. Opening act, Rachel Croft, is another young lady going places – look out for her debut album in 2019.

After a summer hiatus, we sneaked in a short notice gig with one of the best singer-songwriters to tour this country in recent years: Amanda Anne Platt with her band The Honeycutters. A stunningly accomplished performance left the audience asking how we attract such a quality artist all the way from North Carolina to our little backwater.

Long anticipated, October saw us welcome Henry Priestman, Les

Henry Priestman – Photo Credit: John Tomlinson

Glover and the Men of a Certain Age back to Newbald – having first played in the village for 40 people in a living room concert, this time Henry sold out the Village Hall with a waiting list for tickets!

A typically riotous, ribald sing-along evening sent everyone home with a spring in their step.

And so to the final show of the year – who wants to go out on a Saturday in December when Strictly is on TV and the central heating is on? Well, the good folk of Newbald did in droves – another full house saw a wonderful show first from the Dan Webster Trio, who had the place rocking from the first chord, followed by a wonderfully accomplished set from award-winning Cambridge five-piece,

Freds House – photo credit: John Tomlinson

Fred’s House. The many messages received from delighted audience members following this evening are testament to the quality of these guys.

And so, on to 2019 and a slight change of format but maintaining the quality!

2019 – Newbald Acoustic Sessions

In 2019, Newbald Village Hall will host Newbald Acoustic Sessions, usually on a Friday around the middle of the month. These will be intimate acoustic nights featuring some of the finest solo and duo acts currently playing in the UK. The schedule is below and updates are posted on our calendar, along with ticket links. If you would like to be added to our email list, sign up here.