New music events for 2012 - scroll down.


Saturday September 24th - No Soap No radio. 4-piece band who raised a storm last time they played at the pavilion. What a way to kick off the season!

Tuesday October 11th - Michael Chapman -  "Michael Chapman was never just a singer-songwriter - his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues... it's on the tracks which feature Chapman's magnificently bleary vocals that this album really scores. Hell To Pay and Only Pretend are outstanding tracks, that world-weary voice singing words of bitter experience. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium."

Saturday 15th October - Hadrian's Union supported by Laura James.

Hadrian’s Union are the product of Carlisle folk and blues club, both regular players in various band in Cumbria and further a field (Scotland, Newcastle, London) Danny and Stew decided to work together on a solo project of singer/songwriter Stew Simpson. This band are really happening, having recently performed at 'Castle Carrock's 'Music on the Marr' and landing a recording contract we're really looking forward to what Stew and Danny have to offer.

Laura James is a singer-songwriter from Cumbria who has been writing and performing since the tender age of 14. Originally a folk-based songwriter, her style has undergone a lot of changes over recent years and since moving to Liverpool in 2009 Laura has blossomed.


Radio 1’s Ally Mcrea writes ‘Laura possesses some really delicate vocals and is a really engaging front woman to watch in the Regina Spektor/ Joanna Newsom kind of way.

 Laura, daughter of Blues performer Chris James, is a home-grown talent who promises to go far.

Saturday November 12th - Greg Wilson and the Big Caffeine Fix.


Greg Wilson is a Cumbrian based singer/songwriter combining a unique blend of folk, pop and blues music with a touch of soul. After years of Greg playing solo The Big Caffeine Fix came together in 2010 to take the music to a wider audience. The band are full of drive and enthusiasm and have already made strong impressions with audiences at various festivals and events across the region.


Greg's debut album 'Something Like This...' is packed with energy and has many shades of light and dark; from the uplifting title track to the Blues influenced 'Queen of Hearts' and the depth and power of the enchanting folk ballad 'Crossing the Rails'.

Saturday December 17th - 'The Dukes of Ellington'


‘The Dukes of Ellington’ are four veteran bluesmen and musicians from Northumberland and Newcastle – Bill Sharp, Bruce Campbell, Les Young and Martin Fletcher. They play acoustic to amplified Blues music that covers early folk-blues to contemporary Americana.

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Saturday 28th January - Fusion head.
Fusion head are a jazz-based 4-piece performing a mix of jazz fused with rock, blues, soul and funk. They are led by Roz Sluman who has a long musicianly pedigree having played in many outfits including the Olly Alcock Band. See below for a video of a recent performance:

 Saturday 25th February - Sugar Rush. Sugar Rush comprise Heidi and Tony who have played many times before on Open Mic nights at the pavilion. They have recently expanded from a two piece to take in violin, keyboards and drums. Heidi has an amazing voice and you can read and hear more at:

Saturday 10th March - Local artist's night:

The night opens up with Neil McHardy. Neil is part guitarist, part singer and part comedian and plays a mix of popular folk and self-penned tunes.

Karl Scott is becoming a well established local singer. He has been described thus: “It really stood out how versatile the music seemed to be, having the talent to write and create songs that are catchy, yet somber. Simple, but powerful, although none that sounded the same. There were moments I was utterly fixated, as if the songs he played felt like the sounds of a soundtrack to an artistic film. The music you would listen to through headphones on a long walk, if anyone does relate to that analogy" —  Christopher Nelson, The Keswick Reminder

Karl's music can be found at:

 Fiona Clayton is lead singer with 'Room Full of Owls' - popular Alston-based band, but she also has a blooming solo career of her own. Brought up in the pennine foothills and nurtured by musical parents, this Cumbrian singer/songwriter has developed her eclectic style and love of imaginatively surreal themes. Her website can be found at:

Phew! So much good music, so little time! These are ticket-entry events. £8 in advance, £9.00 on the door. Children under 16 get in for only £5. Members of Lanercost Cricket Club Pavilion get a £1 discount. It's worth joining - only £5 annual subscription.


For tickets - contact Tom Adams at or purchase from Brampton Post Office

 To view pictures of previous performance nights - please click on the links below:

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Photos kindly supplied by Alan Sawyer.

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