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MUSIC PROGRAMME

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£15 (Members £12) under 18s - £6

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Saturday 14 December 2.30 - Admission £7.50, Members and under 18s £6.00.
LADIES OF NOTE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Ladies of Note are an enthusiastic local group of singers, celebrating modern songs from a variety of styles including
traditional, folk, film music and classic pop. The group is led by Kate Thompson, and they have raised money for
many local charities over the years. Here they are in festive mood.

'A real feel good afternoon'.

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Saturday 21 December 7.30pm
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN CONCERT”

A retelling of Charles Dickens’ most iconic novella – the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brand-new lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.

GreeneMatthews
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Sunday 2 February 2.30pm
THE ROTH GUITAR DUO

The Roth Guitar Duo, Sam Rodwell and Emma Smith who return to the Heron by popular request were formed, through a shared love of chamber music, in 2014 whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Sam and Emma always strive to create interesting and varied programmes of interest to any music lover, ranging from Renaissance to newly commissioned and unpublished works.

The Roth Duo have played at venues and festivals throughout the U.K. including: St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre, Cardiff Guitar Festival, Nanpantan Festival and Ribfest. They have been invited to perform to The Bridgewater Hall on many occasions, for a variety of concert at this prestigious venue.

Roth Guitar Duo
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Saturday 22 February 7.30pm
TANNAHILL WEAVERS

As they enter their 52nd year in 2020, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have consistently received worldwide accolades over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recordings that seemingly can't improve ...yet continue to do just that.

The Tannahill Weavers began to attract attention when founding members Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie added the full-sized highland bagpipes to the on-stage presentations, the first professional Scottish folk group to successfully do so. The combination of the powerful pipe solos, Roy's driving guitar backing and lead vocals, and Phil's ethereal flute playing breathed new life into Scotland's vast repertoire of traditional melodies and songs.

Tannahill Weavers
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Sunday 1 March 2.30pm
KOMOREBI SAXOPHONE QUARTET

The Komorebi Saxophone Quartet was formed in September 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music. Connor O’Toole (soprano), Kezia Lovick-Jones (alto), Sarah Austen (tenor) and Tasuku Noguchi (baritone) are under the tutelage of the esteemed saxophonist and RNCM Deputy Head of Chamber Music (Wind, Brass and Percussion) Rob Buckland. As well as performing solo recitals and concertos, they are all keen chamber musicians and have performed in a number of chamber groups during their time at the RNCM. The Quartet are looking forward to performing a varied programme at the Whitworth Art Gallery in January 2020 as well as their visit to the Heron Theatre in March 2020.

Royal Northern College of Music
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Saturday 21 March 7.30pm
DECO DELIGHT

Deco Delight, a five piece band originally formed by a group of musicians from the North West to play as a Quartet were later joined by Gerry Clayton on bass. They recreate the sound of music from 1920s 30s and 40s era. The band comprises accomplished musicians who have experienced all styles of music during their lifetime and return to The Heron following their acclaimed gig here in 2016.

  • Rosie Harrison Reed & Vocals

  • Gerry Clayton Bass & Vocals

  • Pete Lindup Trumpet, Trombone & Vocals

  • Lawrence Marshall Banjo & Guitar

  • Peter Eddowes Percussion

Deco Delight
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Sunday 5 April 2.30pm
THE EBERLE QUINTET

The Eberle String Quintet was formed in 2017 by a group of like-minded string players from the North West of England who love the rich sonorous nature of the string quintet genre and feel moved to dive deeply into and to share this marvellous repertoire with audiences in the locality.

Programme

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet No. 3 in C major K515

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet

  • Felix Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2, Opus 87

Eberle Quintet
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Saturday 25 April 7.30pm
SECRET COMBINATION

Adele first met John in 1980 when she auditioned for his dance band (The Dave John Band) The band played many Northwest venues including Mecca dance halls, until 1997 when the band split up’ leading to the formation of this duo known as Secret Combination. Since then John has been teaching piano in their home town of Bolton and then in Windermere where they moved in 2006.

John and Adele now perform mainly in hotels in the South Lakes area with piano or keyboard, as a duo, covering vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Randy Crawford, and many more.

John and Adele Howarth
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Sunday 3 May 2.30pm
Quora Flute Quartet

The Quora Flute Quartet is an up and coming ensemble based in Manchester of four flautists from three countries within the UK and beyond.
They met in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music where the quartet was formed and were highly commended in the College’s Fewkes Woodwind Chamber Music Prize in 2019.

Quora Flute Quartet
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Saturday 23 May 7.30pm
SONGS FROM IRELAND

Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden, return to their Irish roots for this intimate, musical evening – Pat from Belfast and Dave from Dublin. You can expect some well-known songs, some you may never have heard of, but they will all reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms – nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, sentimentality, loss, regret, humour, etc..

The songs have all been selected because they say something that resonates with Pat and Dave musically and lyrically. Between songs you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland throughout the years.

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