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.
The Kirk McElhinney Trio
All the way from sunny Manchester….. 🙂
The quality of Kirk McElhinney’s songwriting, his voice and guitar playing is recognised by any who come across his work. His sound once described by Nitin Sawney as “a melting pot of sonic bliss”, Kirk himself calls urban folk. His songs and his delivery have an uncanny ability to capture people’s hearts and move minds and bodies. On the road promoting his new album “You Are Not Your Past” on Manchester WorldFolk label Limefield, he’s joined by 2 artists in their own right.
Andy Hay on drums recently released his second album after the acclaimed “Many Rivers” made its mark on the British music scene, and long time collaborator John Ellis has worked with The Cinematic Orchestra, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lily Allen, Tom Jones and too many more to mention.
All three blend together vocally and musically with real fire and soul. Kirk is a national treasure with a universal aim. To see him with the trio is to see him truly in his element and not to be missed.
The Beat Hounds!
Barley Mow favourite, and much loved local singer-songwriter Leavon Archer returns!
Well crafted cover and original songs, with one vocal, and a guitar 🙂
In the pub, from 9pm.
The Natterjacks are an indie folk duo hailing from the historic market town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. They set out with our guitar and banjo, accompanied by the forceful thud of a kick drum and smatter of tambourine to create an energetic live atmosphere with sing-along choruses and foot stomping, banjo filled breakdowns.
The duo consists of Freddie Bingham & Mark Evans. Who began playing together in the winter of 2010 after being friends at school for a number of years and as time progressed, so did the music, leading to the formation of “The Natterjacks” with influnces from Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, The Avett Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more.
Following their debut album, “Highlands” and our following EP, “In The Bark”, which led to slots on some top festivals including a set for BBC Introducing at Derbyshire’s Y Not Festival, they are now set to release a second album ‘White Peak’, with tracks from this album getting a debut national radio play from Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.
The Most Ugly Child
Barley Mow favourites return….to see us into British Summer Time!!! A brilliant band, with a genuine feel for real country music.. always such a joyful and uplifting set. Seriously talented musicians, and an incredible female vocal powerhouse in the lovely Stevie-Leigh.
Get your dancing shoes on and get on down with Mancuso, a female fronted four piece, playing songs from Chic, Sister Sledge, Stevie Wonder and more… fun, funky and upbeat.