Events

Barley Mow Bonsall……Fully Licenced To Party!

The Barley Mow turns into a rural cabaret club come the weekend….we punch well above our weight with the quality of our entertainment for a little country pub, up a little country lane, in deepest darkest Derbyshire.  As a “one room” pub, people are incredulous and often ask “but where does the band set up??” The answer is that once the kitchen has been closed, we empty half the room of tables and chairs into it to make space for the band…and for your dancing! Instead of paying a fortune to sit at a stadium gig, miles away from the stage, you get a real live music experience here at the pub…up close and personal with amazing performers…and what’s more, its completely free, ’cause fun don’t cost a thing here at the Barley Mow. There is nothing more rewarding for us, than to see people of all ages, backgrounds, walks of life, dancing together and having a great time letting their hair down.

  • Friday Night Music Session!

    19
    Jan 2018
    Friday
    - 9pm -

    Our bi-monthly open acoustic music session…. all instruments, all styles, all abilities welcome! Great if you are just starting out playing and great if you are an old pro! From 9pm… 1st and 3rd Friday of every month….

  • The Sugar Tree

    20
    Jan 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -
    The Sugar Tree’ is a multicultural trio of fantastic and talented musicians planted and rooted in the heart of Derbyshire. Mixing Latin, jazz, pop and soul to make a delicious eclectic mix – don’t miss out.
  • Spanish Club

    23
    Jan 2018
    Tuesday
    - 7.30pm -

    Hola!!! This months Spanish Club will take place on Thursday 23rd January… 7,30pm to 9,30pm… all levels welcome, from complete beginners to street spanish, to fluent…. hosted by mucho guapa Jane Lyon… a very experienced local Spanish teacher and a right good laugh!… £4 per session…includes some light tapas, and, if there is any funds left after Jane’s fee…Sangria!  Flamenco fancy dress optional. 😆

  • Burns Night Supper!

    26
    Jan 2018
    Friday
    - 7.30pm -

    Bonafide Dr Music Edmund Hunt will pipe in the haggis..special prices on top notch single malts as chosen by our resident expert..Lord Lomas of Slaley….our real live Scotsman Tom will electrify us with his addressing to the Haggis… bookings only and limited spaces because it’s small here!

  • The Beat Hounds!

    27
    Jan 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -
    Invoking the departed spirits of Rock & Roll ghosts…. The Beat Hounds will be a rollin an a’ shakin with us this Saturday….amazing singer, with incredible band…. really really looking forward to their return… with music from the likes off  Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Stray Cats, Little Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Del Shannon…
  • 3 Piece Thing

    10
    Feb 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -

    Uplifting power pop / rock / blues covers from this talented and very popular local female fronted trio..

  • Kris Dollimore

    03
    Mar 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -

    “If you get the chance to see Kris live, do whatever you have to, to be there. You will not be disappointed”. New Crawdaddy Blues Club

    During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri.


    His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it’s most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered.

    Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 11 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first three albums, “02/01/1978”, “Now Was The Time” and “No Ghosts In This House”, which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. His fourth album ‘All Grown Up’ has just been released and is attracting the same positive interest as it’s predecessors.

  • D.H.Lawrence and The Vaudeville Skiffle Show!

    17
    Mar 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -

    Hailing from the green hills and valleys of ‘Lawrence country’. Some say the these folks have spent too long in the woods drinking moonshine! Mean and moody, they can break your heart (Bluebird, When I Fly) or skiffle you to submission with their octane fuelled drinking songs (White Jesus) . . . . it’s a kind of “UpNoirthicana” . . . . Psycho-skiiffle through to lo-fi Country/Folk sung by wood folks . . . If they are not singing hanging songs in the darkness of the trees, then they’re picking mushrooms or elderberries and sloes to make ruby red liquour to help them through the deep darkness of winter . . . Light a candle, sip some moonshine liquour and enjoy!

  • The Most Ugly Child

    31
    Mar 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -

    The Most Ugly Child continue their brilliant services to music and mankind, playing at the pub on Saturday 31st March – at our annual Easter Beer Festival …  as usual, its gonna be one hell of a party 

  • Matt Woosey

    12
    May 2018
    Saturday
    - 9pm -

    Matt Woosey’s time is now. His eighth studio album, Desiderata, captures the most daring and progressive music of his career. His acclaimed solo shows dart between folk, roots, ambient and electronica. He’s an artist who slips the creative straightjacket of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a performer who drags the acoustic guitar kicking and screaming into fresh relevance. “You’ve got to keep progressing,” says the Malvern-based singer-songwriter. “Like John Martyn. Like Robert Plant. Like Radiohead…”