Paul Jones and Dave Kelly - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Jan 31st @ 8pm

Tickets: £20

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In the decade before the far-reaching telephone call that started The Blues Band, Paul had been a hard-working actor, mainly in London’s West End but also on Broadway (he lived in New York for a year). But always at heart he was a bluesman. Having declined Brian Jones’ invitation to join the fledgling Rolling Stones in 1962, Paul accepted the very next offer, a job with the group which soon became Manfred Mann. Later known as a pop group (Do Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo) they began as an R&B band, and would find themselves playing with Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Spann, and Matt “Guitar” Murphy.P+D Over the years, Paul’s songs have been recorded by people like Ten Years After, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana – and the earliest line-up of Steppenwolf. He has also written for films, television and commercials. As a harmonica man, he has performed publicly and/or recorded with Memphis Slim, Alexis Korner, Henry Gray, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Bibb, Otis Grand – hardly to mention the likes of Tina Turner and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

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Heart of Glass - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Feb 7th @ 8pm

Tickets: £10

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There is a very good reason why we keep asking this band back every year, this will be their 6th, or is it 7th? appearance at the Shire Hall. That reason is that they offer a cast iron guarantee of an excellent night out. Dance and sing along to classics like Denis, Heart Of Glass, Rapture and many, many more. It will also be the bands last appearance at the Shire Hall as they are calling it a day in 2015.

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The Jar Family - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Feb 21st @ 8pm

Tickets: £12

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Hometown: Hartlepool. The lineup: Max Bianco, Dali, Al Devon, Richie Docherty, Chris Hooks, Keith Wilkinson. The background: The Jar Family are, roughly speaking, what Pete Doherty might sound like busking with, variously, the Band and Chas and Dave. They call themselves an “industrial folk collective”, although that suggests Trent Renzor fronting the Incredible String Band or Mumford & Sons remixed by Ministry, and they don’t sound like either of those at all. A review of one of their tracks described it as “the perfect song, the perfect recording”, after which, it suggested, “all other songs should be banned”, but the point is, their music isn’t perfect, it’s loose and dishevelled, which, on second thoughts, is probably a lot of people’s idea of perfection. The vocals are hoarse, the playing is immaculately sloppy, and the whole project is so pre-punk, so pre-postmodern, it’s not true.

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Sensation Abba Tribute - Shire Hall Fundraiser ... SOLD OUT


Venue: Shire Hall - Fri Feb 27th 2015 @ 8pm

Tickets: £10

Tickets From: Shire Hall Office (01430) 432510 and Touchwood Homecare (01430) 431535

After so many previous sell out shows Abba Sensation return in 2015 to the Shire Hall. Tickets are already selling fast!! .. Don't miss out - get yours today ! Singing all the greatest Abba hits it's a fun filled night not to be missed.

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Theatre: 'Brief Lives' - Presented by The Other Lives Theatre Company


Venue: Shire Hall - Fri March 6th

Tickets: £9

Tickets From: On Sale Soon

Patrick Garland's Brief Lives. The play is a highly entertaining one man show tracing a day in the late life of the seventeenth century diarist, John Aubrey. Elements of it verge on stand-up comedy. The production will be directed by Richard Avery, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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The Northern Showtime Orchestra with The American Songbook - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat March 7th@ 8pm

Tickets: £10

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Vintage Fayre


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat March 28th 10am to 4pm

Tickets: £1 (under 16 free)

Tickets From: On the Door

The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute - Shire Hall Fundraiser


Venue: Shire Hall - Saturday March 28th @ 8pm

Tickets: £10

Tickets From: The Shire Hall Office (01430) 432510 or Touchwood Homecare (01430) 431535

After a sell out last year we are pleased to announce the return of 'The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute'. Singing all the big hits we all know and love this is one night not to be missed. Tickets sold out very quickly last year so get yours now.

Snake Davis and the Suspicions - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Apr 4th @ 8pm

Tickets: £18

Tickets From: Touchwood Homecare and online at

A rare outing for this Northern Soul spectacular and a long overdue return to the Shire Hall.

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Roving Crows - Howden Live


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Apr 18th @ 8pm

Tickets: £10

Tickets From: Touchwood Homecare (01430) 431535 or online at

The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Their powerful live performance and unique sound has seen them receive several awards and achieve national airplay on BBC Radio 2. They have achieved a ‘ones to watch’ status in the UK folk scene performing alongside artists such as Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Levellers and Bellowhead. They have entertained crowds at many festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, Lakefest, Ireby, Nibley and Treefest.

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