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Solana

A unique band which tastefully blends folk and world music Solana’s rich and inventive sonic tapestry is anchored by a deep respect for traditions rooted in all corners of Europe and beyond. The virtuosic 5-piece weave together a multitude of instruments to take listeners on a journey from the contemplative to the euphoric and even...

The League of Ukulele Gentlemen

"The League of Ukulele Gentlemen are an exciting and dynamic quartet.  Over the past few years (a slight hiatus over the last 20 months!) they have been thrilling audiences all over the Uk in concerts and festivals as well as on the continent; playing concerts in Portugal, Ibiza, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland and Austria. Their...

Dub & Grub Ft Aba Shanti i

Playing on the custom built reggae sound system North Fire Sound Aba Shanti iSound of Jah Lighting & ThunderPlus support DJs This is a special opportunity to witness one of the best reggae sound system DJs and vocalist in the world perform on the custom built high power reggae sound system North Fire Sound at...

An intimate evening with The Rob Heron Duo (rescheduled with limited capacity)

An intimate evening with The Rob Heron Duo. Hosted in the barn gallery at Upfront Arts Venue with limited tickets available.Rob Heron and Tom Cronin don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, blues, country, rock & roll or whatever else – as long as you understand that they’re 100%...

Dub & Grub

Local Selectors Session Once again we come together after the festive period to raise the vibes and enjoy some quality music on a lovely hand build sound system with the contributions of an improved and affordable menu of food specially for the event.This time we focus on the locals DJ & selectors from Cumbria to...

Christmas Supper & Theatre Evening

The Real Story of Christmas as Revealed in - "THE SCROOGE DIARIES" - Peter Macqueen ‘Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.’“Oh no he wasn’t! Bah! Dead? Humbug, Mr. Dickens! Dead? As sure as the  moths in my wardrobe have be-shredded my best nightcap, Marley was not dead but...

THE BREATH – DUO

URGENT UP-DATE Due to a band member having Covid we have had to cancel our original date of 9th October. New date as below. If you have already booked tickets for the original date these will be carried over with exactly the same seating plan. If you cannot make the new date, please contact us...

The Langan Band with support from Flew The Arrow

We are looking forward to welcoming back old friends of Upfront Arts Venue For a knees up, dancing folk music session with one of the top live trios in the country. High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. A dynamic three piece offering a...

Dub & Grub

A family friendly Reggae Sound System social gathering for the love of Reggae, Dancehall, Roots, Dub, Rocksteady, Dubwise & Ska music.Hosted by North Fire Sound - authentic reggae sound system.Family Friendly, Vegetarian Food, Kids Art Workshop, Dancing, Fully Licensed Bar, Seating, Outdoor Space. Line up -Little Rocket - (Local Selector)Mighty Oak Sound - (Edinburgh Sound...

Rob Heron & Tom Cronin – support from Melanie Baker Duo

Upfront Arts Venue is looking forward to kicking off our 2021 music program with a bang. We welcome back one of our favourite acts Rob Heron with his new duo for an intimate socially distanced seated performance. Rob Heron and Tom Cronin don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing,...

Folk Upfront – Christmas special

Featuring Paddy Rogan, Sam Robinson & Uncle Carbunkle. Traditional Folk, Acappella Song, Blues & beyond. Please come and support Upfront Arts Venue and the local musicians who have not been able to perform live for many months. This is a socially distanced seated event with a limited capacity. The theatre space has been rearranged to create a larger floor...

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS SUPPER EVENING Friday 20th December at 7pm Actor and writer Peter Macqueen will read excerpts from some of the Charles Dickens Christmas stories. Joy, laughter and perhaps a tear evoked by the mastery of the Dickens pen, will be brought to life by Mr Macqueen…….and of course it wouldn’t be...

Martin Simpson – solo acoustic guitar & vocals performance

Solo acoustic guitar & vocals performance. There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic,...

Kirsty McGee & Ben Bedford In Concert

Kirsty is making a very welcome return. She was one of the first musicians to ever play at Upfront and she has returned several times. This occasion will be part of her 2019 Tour with fellow singer songwriter Ben Bedford, from America. “A couple of years ago, at 3 in the morning, two songwriters collided...

Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana ft. Mbilou, Bwiti Nganga

One of Africa’s leading traditional drumming groups, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, combine with Mbilou, a ceremony leader, spiritual healer, musician and dancer from Gabon to present a unique fusion set. Mbilou is a ‘Nganga’ (spiritual healer / ceremony leader), musician and dancer from the Bwiti traditional religion of the forest regions of equatorial...

Anna Mieke & Band

Anna Mieke is a singer – songwriter – acoustic folk musician from Wicklow, Ireland. She performs on guitar, bouzouki and piano; backed by 2 other musicians on fiddle, harmonium & percussion. Following on from the release of several live performance videos and studio-recorded singles in 2018 and 2019, Anna Mieke released her debut album “Idle...

David MacGregor Guitar Concert “IMPROVISED JOURNEY”

David MacGregor Guitar Concert “IMPROVISED JOURNEY” ……Travel the World with Sound. Solo world-Jazz guitar concert and storytelling show in which David takes the audience on a journey around the world with sound. He uses a fingerstyle technique to play a mixture of original compositions and arrangements of world-renowned songs, as well as telling the stories...

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – The Way of the Drum

Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form. A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds… After years of performing at some of the country’s most...

Richard Durrant – “Stringhenge”

Concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant makes a welcome return to Upfront. He will perform solo, instrumental Durrant originals, JS Bach and British Folk from his new double album Stringhenge on a guitar made from a 5,000 year old English Oak tree, his four string Uffington Tenor Guitar and a humble ukulele. The album Stringhenge...

ZION TRAIN

We are very pleased to have Zion Train playing at Upfront Arts Venue as part of their 30 year live on the road anniversary tour. The band have played festivals and venues across the globe, clocking up over 2750 shows. They were one of the first acts to pioneer the cross over between Reggae and...

Resonators – 9 piece Soulful Reggae in a Dubwise Fashion

Here at Upfront we believe this band to be on of the top Reggae Dub bands in the UK and we are so happy to finally welcome them to Upfront Arts Venue for a standing concert. Soulful UK Reggae in a Dubwise fashion. 9 piece band – Performing on custom built Reggae Sound System Resonators...

Ahmed Dickinson & Eduardo Martin – Guitar Duo

Following a standing ovation concert last year ,the duo are back. Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas is described as “a true pioneer” (Classic FM Magazine). The award winning London-based Cuban guitarist, is one of the finest performers of the Cuban classical guitar school. His sixth album, features Grammy nominee and fellow Cuban guitarist – Eduardo Martin. In...