Coming soon to The Plough Shepreth……
LIVE MUSIC – “OpenMic” – Sessions
Every Monday we open up our Mandolin Stage to all musicians, singers, poets and percussionists. All genres, ages and instruments welcome, so do come and watch, sing or play. Bring your own instruments or borrow ours. Play alone, with friends, or with members of our somewhat loose, but enthusiastic House Band. If you would like a slot on the stage any Monday, please drop a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 21st to Sunday 27th January 2019
Burns Night Specials menu available all week, lunch and supper
Cullen skink, haggis, neeps and tatties with Cranachan for pud – treat yourself! Vegetarian alternatives are also available.
27th January 2019 – 5.00pm to 8:00pm
Chilled Out Sunday Folk with Causton & Walker plus guests
‘Chilled out Sunday Folk’ will be a regular event on the last Sunday of every month for the next few months, please join us for a relaxed and entertaining early evening, a great way to wind down on a Sunday afternoon and prepare for the week ahead!
Tuesday 29th January 2019 – 8:00pm – £1.00 Entry Fee
PUB QUIZ – “Six Rounds with Tom Canning”
Come along for a new year fix of challenging enquiries, peppered with the usual smattering of smut and innuendo, as Lord Tom Canning’s now legendary pub quiz returns for its first outing of 2019. Teams can be of any size and entry is just one English Pound per person. Call in, telephone or email to reserve your table.
Thursday 31st January 2019– 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free Entry
LIVE MUSIC – “DodoBones”
Finally, we’ve managed to arrange the return of DodoBones – back at The Plough Shepreth for the first time this year, bringing their unique mix of originals and own-style pastiche pop covers to The Mandolin Stage. DodoBones hatched in early 2009 and since then they’ve been attracting attention with raw and heartfelt lyrics, seducing vocals that coarse and delicately line the pulsing and gritty sound of acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion. Although they are now renowned for their combination of natural acoustic instruments and powerhouse performances of original songs, they have also attracted attention with their ironic pop, pastiche style when interpreting other people’s well-known numbers. DodoBones are: Robbyn Snow on lead vocals, Stephen Patmore on guitar and spoken word, Ian Newman on double bass, and Mark Gordon on percussion.
Award-nominated singer songwriters from opposite sides of the pond join together for a string of dates in the UK showcasing their moving, infectious, critically acclaimed work, and we are lucky enough to be hosting a performance Upstairs at The Plough Shepreth on Friday 1st February. Tickets are available via Eventbrite and cost £11.25 including booking fee, click here to purchase yours.
“Caleb Caudle’s sound encompasses the wide expanse of America, as the best country rock always will.” NPR
“The musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite” Rolling Stone Country
“Danni Nicholls effortlessly slips from smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice” Q Magazine
“I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
12th February 2019 – 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free Entry
(Contributions VERY welcome however..)
COMEDY & LIVE MUSIC – Paul Richards presents.. “Let’s Face The Music & Bants”
Another chance to experience Paul Richards’ now-legendary monthly showcase of new comedians and up-and-coming musicians. As always, past and future line up details can be found here:- thepaulrichards.com/
Wednesday 20th February 2019 – 8:00pm – £23 per person
VERA’S GIN CLUB – No. 41 – “All roads lead to Glasgow”
Let’s kickstart 2019 with one of Vera’s favourites, and raise five splendid gins to poet Robert Burns. Celebrate Scotland’s other *ahem national drink, while we revel in tales of seafaring and scurvy, get fringe deep in haggis, and throw ourselves sporran first into another Year O’ Vera! As always, five gins to sample, Vera’s Nibbles, perfectly designed to accompany the gins, and a G&T of your favourite from the evening to finish. See you there…
N.B. Due to increasing costs, we regrettably now need to pass on booking fees to the cost of your online ticket. Click here to book.
Continuing to Sunday 24th February 2019
RHEE GALLERY – Free Entry
ART EXHIBITION – JANET GAMMANS – ‘WATER WORKS’
Janet’s inspiration comes from many sources but her latest work has evolved from marine and coastal influences. Her canvas work is conveyed in an impressionistic and semi abstract way, whilst still maintaining elements of representational value. Janet also works as a freelance artist supplying fine art and designs to publishing companies worldwide. Her work sells via the web and London Art Galleries (Bankside, Pall Mall Threadneedle, Cork Street, Menier) and art galleries in and around Cambridgeshire, where she is known as ‘The Hare Lady’ for her striking watercolours of this enigmatic creature. More of Janet’s work can be seen on her website www.janetg.co.uk where she also has an online shop for sale of her uniquely designed greeting cards.
Our galleries are generally open at all times during bar opening hours, however these rooms are also occasionally used for private functions. If you are making a special journey to visit the exhibition, please call to check before travelling.
As part of our series of outstanding acoustic performances in the Rhee Gallery, we proudly present the stunning flamenco guitar virtuosity of Café Del Mundo – two personalities – one passion: Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian are living the flamenco guitar.
The live experience of seeing and listening to these guys is absolutely not to be missed. As a result of their YouTube videos, the guys were immediately booked to appear at Ronnie Scotts. Their gig, three days before their appearance at The Plough, immediately sold out so don’t miss the opportunity to witness their performance in the intimate atmosphere of our Rhee gallery. – To see why, click HERE, HERE, and HERE…
Tickets are available via Eventbrite – click HERE to purchase.
Opposites attract and creative tension sparks between plus and minus: The two exceptional artists Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian are like fire and ice – and this is precisely why they complement each other so well and form a musical symbiosis of world-class excellence. Two gifted instrumental artists declaring their love for pure and genuine music.
In 2007 the two artists met at a workshop for flamenco guitar. This meeting was followed by numerous concerts and CD recordings. Until now they released three Albums with their own compositions.”Nuevo Cuarteto” (2008), “Café del Mundo“ (2012), and “La Perla“ (2014).
In 2015 they release “in passion” as Vinyl, a unique musical experience, recorded live in front of an audience at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart and including also musical arrangements from Chick Corea, Zequinha de Abreu, Paco de Lucia, Al di Meola, and Enrique Granados. Three encores and standing ovations conclude this sensational, unforgettable concert.
Since then they are playing 120 concerts each year e.g. in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Poland, Switzerland, and Austria. Among them invitations to renowned music festivals like Rheingau-Musikfestival, Slask days and JazzOpen Stuttgart.
28th March 2019– 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free entry
LIVE MUSIC – Craig Maddox
Up-and-coming singer/songwriter and pianist from Hertfordshire, Craig Maddox writes music straight from the heart, channeling emotions and memory into atmospheric, raw and honest songwriting. A Celtic thread runs throughout his songs, as do his many musical influences, from Tracy Chapman and Tori Amos, to Ben Howard and Elton John.