Birchmeadow Exhibition - opening evening
05th
March - Birchmeadow Exhibition - opening evening
Soul & Motown Disco
07th
March - Soul & Motown Disco
O*Hooley and Tidow
14th
March - O*Hooley and Tidow
Into the Wild -  FREE admission
17th
March - Into the Wild - FREE admission
Someone who*ll watch over me.
28th
March - Someone who*ll watch over me.
Winter Wilson LIVE
11th
April - Winter Wilson LIVE
Dave Sheriff - Country Music
18th
April - Dave Sheriff - Country Music
Sue Richardson - Too Cool
24th
April - Sue Richardson - Too Cool
Taste of Italy - food & film
02nd
May - Taste of Italy - food & film
The War of the Worlds
08th
May - The War of the Worlds
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
09th
May - James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
Dennis Ellsworth
30th
May - Dennis Ellsworth
Otis Gibbs
18th
July - Otis Gibbs
Blackheart - LIVE
05th
September - Blackheart - LIVE
Chapin Wickwar LIVE
03rd
October - Chapin Wickwar LIVE

GOOD >>>> music >>>> acoustics >>>> bar >>>> service

07th March Saturday

Soul & Motown Disco

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Information contact Caroline Bagnall ... 07890-057832 ... Email us
Soul & Motown Disco

OK, not "live" music
but very very lively !!!


Another Birchmeadow visit by
Rob Corbett, Don Allen, and Keith Thomson.

Between them, as Top Drawer Soul, this tremendous trio are amongst the most popular soul DJs in the area.

They are key men in the SoulIntent events, which take place in a Marquee on the pitch at AFC Telford United - and they attract BIG crowds.

For those that do not know (there may be some), soul went into orbit in the 1960s and dominated the black music charts throughout the next fifteen years and more. It also lent itself to a whole new generation of immensely popular white artists like the Stones & Yardbirds who used the genre*s bluesy aspect to great effect.

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AND again on 4 July and 7 November !!



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14th March Saturday

O*Hooley and Tidow

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O*Hooley and Tidow

They*re coming
back !!!

Belinda and Heidi are award winning singer-songwriters from Yorkshire, specialising in gasp-inducing harmony vocals, carried along with oodles of good humour. They have enormous originality and skill, and their songs resonate with compassion, power, and optimism.

After their last visit someone wrote -

"what can I say?
Last night*s performance from O*Hooley and Tidow was quite simply brilliant. Beautiful, beautiful music with a great bit of banter thrown in.

The harmonies were spine tingling, the audience were fantastic and the night was one that will live long in the memories of all those who were lucky enough to be there.

It was so good to welcome Belinda and Heidi back to the Birchmeadow Centre - great to see them and wonderful to hear the new material from The Hum as well as favourites from previous albums (and so interesting to learn what "the hum" was all about)."


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about which Belinda said on her Facebook page
"we both shed a tear at the end."



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Nominees for the Best Duo
in the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards
(as are While & Matthews
who were with us in November)



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11th April Saturday

Winter Wilson LIVE

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Winter Wilson LIVE
With six critically-acclaimed albums to their name, Winter Wilson are known across the British acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and off-the-wall humour.

Kip Winter’s voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as “from melting to belting”). In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues.

Described by the great John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse) as a “magnificent” songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene, with his songs covered by some of the folk “greats” including Vin Garbutt. Add to this a mellow, relaxed singing style and some mean guitar playing.

Put these two together and you get great songs, beautifully sung and much laughter – a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment.

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18th April Saturday

Dave Sheriff - Country Music

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Dave Sheriff - Country Music
Dave Sheriff is a multi award winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has achieved worldwide recognition on the Country Music and Line Dance club circuits through his songs "Red Hot Salsa", "Tango with the Sheriff", "Walking the line" and "Best of Friends".

He also has entries in the Guinness Book of Records between 1983 and 1989 as a One Man Band playing 12 musical instruments at the same time, with Roy Castle on BBCs Record Breakers - and 3 instruments at the same time for a staggering 199 hours at a shopping centre in Inverness, Scotland.

He has recorded four albums in Nashville, worked with some of the worlds* greatest Country musicians including the Jordanaires (ex Elvis Presley) and appeared at the world famous Grand Ole Opry at the invitation of the late great Porter Wagoner.

More recently he has become popular on the Irish club circuit, since becoming a presenter on the popular "Hot Country" programme on Sky TV and many of the top Irish artistes have now recorded Dave*s songs.

On his live shows he sings a selection of popular Country songs together with 50s and 60s classics and some of his most requested original material whilst accompanying himself on up to six musical instruments .. a show not to be missed!

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24th April Friday

Sue Richardson - Too Cool

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Sue Richardson - Too Cool

The life & music of Chet Baker.

This evening brings Sue and her band to the Birchmeadow stage with her specially created show ~ and some very special jazz. The evening features Chet Baker*s most famous standards, his own compositions, and works inspired by his life. As well as performing some of the songs forever associated with Chet, and his sublime solos, Sue has uncovered great songs written by him. There is also new material that she has written, including works inspired by his life away from music.

Weaving through the music are anecdotes about Chet, whose sweet music was such a contrast to his troubled life.

Actress and theatre director Sylvia Syms helped Sue to craft the narrative, which is as important as the music and which makes the music accessible to all audiences. Sue takes them on a journey through Chet*s life highlighted by her specially written new numbers.

"Too Cool" always generates great interest and discussion both between Sue and Chet fans, and people who are new to the music. Click Sue*s photo to get a feel for what*s to come.

"I kid you not, you closed your eyes,
you were listening to Chet Baker. A remarkable young woman" Jazz FM



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09th May Saturday 9th

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy

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James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
Hickman*s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy*s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy*s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

James and Dan formed their duo in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James* hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield.

The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album "Severn Street", featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions.

Their successive tours have grown steadily in size and they now perform throughout the UK, enjoying concerts from the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Wight. Inspired by their love of traditional music from Britain and America, James and Dan continued writing together.

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30th May Saturday

Dennis Ellsworth

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Dennis Ellsworth
Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter who*s got into the rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year. In between making all these records, he travels around the planet singing what he writes.

Dennis is optimistically dark. Naturally, he writes shadowy lyrics and his melodies linger. His songs are haunting, in a good way.

His voice is distingue. He was raised on Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Kris Kristofferson.

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18th July Saturday

Otis Gibbs

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Otis Gibbs

Otis back at the Birchmeadow !!!

His previous shows were VERY warmly and enthusiastically received. People come many miles to catch him here in Broseley.

Otis has a delightful, enjoyable, and amusing way of presenting himself. Despite his gentle and un-pushy style, his strong and meaningful songwriting and musicianship leap out, and are worth every penny of the tiny ticket price.

"Otis Gibbs has the kind of voice that suggests that he has been around forever. Deep, wise, cracked and bitter, it is the sound of a man that has seen it all. He has all the conviction of a man who, when a boy, sang to pay for his uncle’s alcohol."



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05th September Saturday

Blackheart - LIVE

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Blackheart - LIVE

Wow !!!!

What a catch for Broseley!!!

In just a few years, since their song 'Unlike Water' was used on the Moben Kitchens TV commercial British multi-instrumentalist duo Blackheart have recorded three albums, enjoyed airplay in nearly every country in the world and played successful tours of UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands plus two headline tours of Australia and New Zealand. They were winners of the Best British Duo accolade from the Exposure Music Awards.

Their music and unique sound shun categorisation, combining acoustic instruments and the voice of Chrissy Mostyn with ancient synthesisers, effects, atmospherics and electronica to create a new brand of avant-garde ethereal folk. Their highly personal, haunting music is flavoured with piercing observations and penetrating lyrics which, as Australia's Western Star commented, “take their audiences from uplifting to heartbreaking in a single song.”


Their website is here.



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Into folk - come.
Into innovation - come.
Into enjoying yourself - come.



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03rd October Saturday

Chapin Wickwar LIVE

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Chapin Wickwar LIVE
Cumbrian based, Lisa Chapin and Sue Wickwar are both well established singer songwriters.

They met as recently as the end of 2013, having heard each other*s music - being sensitive to the similarities and the contrasts in their styles and sounds, both realised that they had the potential to complement each other well, and so they started performing together.

The sound has been described as "a perfect fusion of folk and smooth country". The perform original songs, with combination of rhythm and fingerstyle acoustic guitar enhanced with vocal harmonies they have created a unique sound.


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