More Music Season Brochure September 2019 - April 2020

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Gigs Festivals & Family Events Partnerships Exhibitions




WELCOME Welcome to our wonderful season of events at the More Music base, and across the district. With inspiration and artists from the North of England to the Nordics (Nordic Countries), this is music that brings a breath of fresh air and lights up the dark days.

SEP19— APR20

We have an amazing children’s music residency Cinclus Cinclus featuring Norwegian jazz star Terje Isungset to set the tone. Northern women will be sharing compelling folk song with Siobhan Wilson, with featured artist Rowan Rheingans and the thrilling She Shanties collective. There’s plenty of illumination in the autumn and winter months, with the ever popular Lantern Festival and a special outing of family show Magic Islands in Space for Light Up Lancaster. There are numerous opportunities to take part – singing workshops, music sessions, debate and conferences, gigs and activities whatever your age. So wrap up warm, (find your inner Moomin) and join in! Loz Kaye – Artistic Director


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GIGS Festivals & Family events Partnerships Exhibitions How to find us/hire us diary How to Book

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GIGS Siobhan Wilson Plus support Nino’s Blue Saloon Following the critical success of her 2017 album There Are No Saints, Edinburgh songwriter Siobhan Wilson is ready to share her new album The Departure. Shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year, Siobhan’s music explores the concept of making your own choices about identity – specifically when it comes to young women. Whilst her previous work has tilted towards various shades of folk, neo-classical and experimental songwriting, The Departure signals towards something fiercer. “smooth, controlled and yet passionate voice; personal, touching lyrics; and swoonsome, jazz-inflected melodies in abundance.” Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland


Friday 6 September doors 7:30pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS

£10 on the door £9 advance £8 early bird Free for Under 18s

Nino’s Blue Saloon is the project of Lancaster based singersongwriter Fin Kaye Lavelle. Their sound harkens back to the early 70s Laurel Canyon scene with flavours of Ry Cooder and spaghetti western themes. | Bookings: 01524 831997 |


GIGS All Lit Up

40 years of Welfare State International Music and Song

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An evening of songs and music from 40 years of Welfare State International shows played and sung by some of the musicians who were there when it happened!


Music by Westbrook, Mishalle, Moser, Long, Fleming, Fox, Howarth, Stephens and Adrian Mitchell.

doors 7.30pm

Saxophone, accordion, guitar, banjo, drums, trombone, trumpet and loads of voices.

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Dancing and truthtelling – stories and laughter. Featuring an 18 piece band including Gary Bridgens, Dan Fox, Peadar Long, Sasha Mitchell, Pete Moser and Greg Stephens.




Photo Parliament in Flames: Catford 1981

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Saturday 21 September WHERE


£10 on the door £8 advance £5 early bird

GIGS Rheingans Sisters Plus support Back o’th Bush Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Track, The Rheingans Sisters return to More Music with playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. Both sisters have spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Sweden and Norway and pull a range of influences from both northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own interpretations, compositions and arrangements. Back o’th Bush are Richard Moss and Ben Farmer. Entertaining and exhilarating, the duo will get your feet tapping and your voice yapping. Already being booked for folk clubs and festivals in 2020 and beyond, catch them now whilst they’re still cheap!

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


Sunday 29 September doors 7.30pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS

£14 on the door £12 advance £10 early bird Free for Under 18s Half price for LA3/ LA4 postcodes (20 available)


Festivals & Family events

West End Fun Palace We will open our doors to our neighbours and present performances, music, science and art workshops – have a go and join in! This year we are connecting the Fun Palace with the Lantern Festival by running workshops to make parading hats, decorations, instruments and to learn songs and beats to share. If you have a skill that you would like to share please let us know! | #FunPalaces | @FunPalaces


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Saturday 5 October

12noon – 4pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS


Cinclus Cinclus is a critically acclaimed jazz concert for children created and performed by musicians from the UK and Norway. The children have the rare chance to interact and engage with an improvised performance, while at the same time experiencing precomposed tunes, riffs and grooves by world class musicians. “This was a truly engaging musical experience for primary aged children.” Steph Edwards, teacher at Christ Church Primary School, Lancaster “Cinclus Cinclus is one of the most interactive children’s concerts I have ever seen” Maja Skarding, Ballade/Norway Co produced by More Music, Lancaster Jazz festival. Funded by Arts Council England, Norsk jazzforum.

Bookings: 01524 831997 |

Festivals & Family events

Cinclus Cinclus WHEN

Saturday 12 October

doors 1.30pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS

£5/£3 £4/2 for LA3/LA4 postcodes (20 available)

Recommended for age 3+


Festivals & Family events

West End Winter Lantern Festival Join More Music for a celebration of light and the changing of the seasons on this weekend that marks clocksback and Diwali. Gather together to enjoy lanterns, projections, music, theatre, storytelling, food and drink and, of course, the lantern procession. We’ll be decorating the West End Gardens of Splendour from 11am and would love people to join us in hanging lights, lanterns and candles.


Saturday 26 October

Festival opens at 4pm The Lantern procession starts 6pm WHERE

Lantern Making Workshops Free Lantern making workshops at More Music on Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 October. Come along to More Music where using tissue and willow you can make your own lantern to carry in the parade.

Sunday 13 October 11am—4pm Sunday 20 October 11am—4pm Remember it takes around three hours to make a lantern so make sure you arrive in plenty of time.


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West End Gardens of Spendour Behind More Music TICKETS


Magic Islands in Space Singing, music, projections, texture, colour and shadow create a magical experience ideal for very young children and their families. An immersive, interactive and responsive space-show allowing children to set the pace and freely explore.


The Storey Auditorium will be transformed into a retro sci-fi landscape where projections, objects, instruments and playful interventions gently flow between light and shade. Light Beams from David Boultbee (BREAD Art) meet lo-fi inventive interventions from More Music’s Anni Tracy and Ben McCabe.


Light Up Lancaster evening events - no booking required, just drop in

Festivals & Family Events

More Music, BREAD Art and Lancaster Arts present

Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November


Magic Islands was originally developed by More Music in partnership with Charlotte Arculus, Early Years Artist and artistic director of Magic Adventure and developed further by Lancaster Arts as part of Noisy Gallery. This development for Light Up Lancaster has been jointly produced by Lancaster Arts and More Music.

Daytime performances for accompanied children aged 0 – 3, booking required

10am, 11.30am, 2pm

Saturday 2 November TICKETS

£5 per group (up to 3 children and 2 adults) WHERE

The Storey Auditorium, Lancaster Bookings: 01524 831997 |


Events Women in Music Network Skill Share and Jam

Aimed at music leaders, teachers and women working within the music industry, More Music’s Women in Music Network is an opportunity to develop new skills and confidence.


At this friendly, practical session, we will meet new members of the network and play together in our first jam session. You don’t need any experience, instruments provided in a lively and fun environment.


Wednesday 30 October WHERE

More Music TICKETS

Free but please book a place


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Stages Live and Loud gigs support young musicians, DJs, producers, songwriters and technicians in creative career opportunities.

Stages Live and Loud Presents: Stages Live and Loud at Lancaster Music Festival

Stages Live and Loud Spooktacular Halloween gig







Friday 11 October

Saturday 12 October

31st October







Market Square Free

The Gregson Centre Free

Bookings: 01524 831997 |

More Music £3


GIGS Dispatches on the Red Dress Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new live show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.


Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs.

Starts at 8pm

Unravelling the joy and pain from a story of her grandmother’s youth in 1940’s Germany, Rowan celebrates small acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for our future be found in the very darkest pockets of our history?

Presented in partnership with Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University


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Friday 8 November WHERE

Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University TICKETS

£9.50 — £15 Available from

GIGS Charlotte Plus support Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble Hull-born soul singer and songwriter Charlotte is currently making waves throughout the industry. This hugely talented 21-year-old’s debut EP Nowhere To Hide saw her work with world renowned producers Toby Gad, and The Orphanage (Kehlani, Alessia Cara and Demi Lovato). Mesmerising songs such as Nervous, Somebody To Hold, I Tell Lies and Just Me showcase a truly unique talent that is already being tipped as one of the most exciting new artists of the year. LYVE Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble make a creative fusion of contemporary musical styles by bringing together a capella harmony singing, beatboxing, rapping and original songwriting.


Friday 29 November Starts at 8pm WHERE

Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University TICKETS

£9.50 — £15 Available from Presented in partnership with Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University Bookings: 01524 831997 |


Festivals & Family events

Polska! An evening of music, dancing and Polish treats. There will be party games, face-painting and magic. Join us for St Andrew’s night fun. With your host for the evening Magic Ally. All welcome!


Saturday 30 November


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Polish Party Bring your friends for a great evening of evening of music and dancing with DJ Pablo. Late bar. For over 16’s.



Friday 21 February 8pm

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GIGS Chameleon II Following the success of last year’s event Chameleon returns to More Music.


Join us for an amazing cabaret featuring music, dance film and magic that celebrates young peoples talent, and demonstrates the power of the arts to build resilience and confidence.


Team Chameleon needs young people aged 14 – 21 to make this event happen, so if you’re interested making new friends, developing new skills, building your confidence and having a great time, join Young Leaders at More Music every Wednesday 5pm – 7pm (from 18 September onwards).

Friday 6 December WHERE

More Music TICKETS


A partnership project with CAHMS, PropUpProject, Lancashire Youth Challenge, Spirit of 2012 #buildyourselfagreatstory

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


Events With One Voice

Songs of the Northern Lights with Loz Kaye In the dark nights, discover the songs of the northern lights. Come and explore songs from Scandinavia and ballads from the Baltics with choir leader Loz Kaye. A fun vocal introduction to a fascinating world. Discover the music of trolls and wolves, and sing about snow and beautiful natural landscapes too. A great workshop celebrating a rich tradition. No previous experience is necessary – just a sense of adventure!


Saturday 18 January

10am—4pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS


Please bring lunch to share.


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GIGS Independent Venue Week We’re proud to celebrate Independent Venue Week: a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country. Artists get their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and fans can get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.


IVW also helps people wanting a career in music, off the stage. Giving them a chance to learn their craft up close as well as being a place for local communities to engage with the arts.

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Saturday 1 February doors 7.30pm WHERE

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


GIGS She Shanties Plus support Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests To say that the She Shanties stand out as an all-female shanty group is to state the obvious, but their northern accents also stand out in a genre dominated by a certain Cornish shanty group. She Shanties, singing accompanied, have an unembellished and clean sound. Their less dramatic approach lets the lyrics stand centre stage and their subjects feel accessible. The songs are nurtured and emotionally loaded. “Absolutely awesome record, been singing it for days.” Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) on ‘Sea Monsters’ by Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests


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Saturday 8 February

doors 7.30pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS

£14 on the door £12 advance £10 early bird Half price for LA3/ LA4 postcodes (20 available)

Free for Under 18s

GIGS BAAB Bal! Scandinavian-influenced folk-rock band BAAB will play for folk dancing at More Music which was originally built as a dancehall. The band who have delighted audiences at Solfest, The Winter Droving in Penrith and The Green Gathering will be teaching Swedish Polskas, Hottices and other dances in a workshop immediately prior to the Bal.


BAAB are a beguiling montage of mythical beasts and melodies, combining pulsing rhythms with traditional Scandinavian folk to create a heavy stomp perfect for traditional dances.

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Free dance workshop at 6pm, please book in advance.

Saturday 29 February

Dance workshop 6pm doors 7.30pm WHERE


£12 on the door £10 advance £8 early bird Half price for LA3/LA4 postcodes (20 available)

Free for Under 18s

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


GIGS Deep Cabaret Album Launch

At the beginning of 2019 Deep Cabaret were awarded Arts Council England funding to record an album at Real World studios with producer Justin Adams (Tinawarien, Lo’Jo).


Deep Cabaret is the culmination of bandleader Steve Lewis’ life’s work: to make a band that curates all the musics that fascinate him - jazz,improv, African, folk and leftfield pop. To use that music to set fragments of text taken from novels, journalism, spiritual and other texts that have interesting things to say about being human.

doors 7pm

Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones, hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. Mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all “pickled in the juices of the peat”. “As the sun set, Deep Cabaret shared a spellbinding mix of sounds, many inspired by the stories and landscapes of Morecambe Bay. It was a delight to hear such an intriguing mix of instruments and astonishing vocals” Morecambe Bay Partnership


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Saturday 14 March WHERE

More Music TICKETS

£12 on the door £10 advance £5 early bird Half price for LA3/ LA4 postcodes (20 available)

Free for Under 18s

GIGS Blowzabella Blowzabella are a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound, played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. Blowzabella is made up of Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.


Saturday 28 March

Doors 8pm 10am—12.30pm Dance workshop 2pm—5.30pm Instrumental and Vocal workshops 10am—5.30pm Ensemble WHERE

More Music

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


Workshops and evening event £24 Workshops only £15 Evening event only £16 on the door £15 in advance TICKETS Under 25’s

Workshops and evening event £8

Workshops only £5 Evening event only £5


Events Reaching Out Conference ‘Unheard Voices’

More Music and Brighter Sound present the Reaching Out Network’s 2019 conference for practitioners and managers working with children and young people in challenging circumstances. We will be exploring and challenging the definition of young people in challenging circumstances, hearing from key thinkers in this work, sharing the current practice of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, looking at the theme of digital inclusion and exclusion. Join us at ‘Yes’ Manchester for a stimulating and inspiring day of discussion, provocation, performance and practice sharing with leaders across the sector from the North West and beyond. For information about the Reaching Out network contact:


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Thursday 14 November

10am—3.30pm WHERE

Yes, Manchester 38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB

See/Sea Change Culture in a time of climate crisis Arts Lancashire’s annual Arts Exchange event, for independent artists, producers, creative professionals, arts organisations and anyone who advocates for the importance of arts and cultural provision in our county.


Thursday 22 November


Lancashire Arts Exchange

10am—4pm WHERE

More Music TICKETS


The theme for this year’s gathering is culture and the climate crisis. The day will be filled with stimulating performance, debate and workshops on culture’s role in confronting the key challenge of our time.

The Lancaster & District Schools Singing Festival Since 2015 More Music and Lancashire Music Hub have worked in partnership to reinvent this 70 year old festival for a generation of young singers. Each year more and more schools join in and the joyful voices of hundreds of small children raise the roof at the Ashton Hall.


Monday 16 — Friday 20 March 2020


Ashton Hall, Lancaster

Bookings: 01524 831997 |



Curated by Morecambe Artist Colony

Ginny Koppenhol Ablaze!

Ginny Koppenhol’s first solo photography exhibition features local people with one distinctive thing in common, their vibrant coloured hair. ‘Ablaze!’ is a series of portraits created especially for this event, which starts on Friday 13th September with a launch event from 7pm. A chance to meet and network with members of Morecambe Artist Colony as well as view Ginny’s vibrant portraits.





From 13 September

More Music Gallery Free entry


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Coming in October a new series of photographs on 35mm film shot by Burnley born photographer, actor and troublemaker Jack Hartley.

Spirit of 2012

The positive impact of group singing on both physical and mental health – for young and old alike – is well evidenced. Singing your heart out can be joyful and uplifting, both during and after taking part. With thanks to Spirit of 2012, we have established two new Singing for Health projects here in Morecambe, designed to bring people together in safe, creative and fun environments.


focus on health

The Chameleon group brings young people together to sing, socialise and share food. The Seagull Café welcomes people over 60 to enjoy a singalong with afternoon tea and to make friends.

The Dukes A Life More Ordinary:

Bring Me Laughter project

Dance for Parkinson’s Oop North! Part of The Dukes project to provide more screenings across Lancaster and Morecambe, we are excited to transform our space into a pop up cinema this season, presenting a series of dementia friendly screenings. These screenings will have a relaxed atmosphere so that people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please.

Oop North! Is a specialist dance initiative for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their family and friends. This project by LPM Dance Theatre will take place at More Music, 2pm on Mondays from 9 September, cost £3.50.

Bookings: 01524 831997 |


The Midland Hotel Promenade Marine Road West

To Heysham Village & Port

To Carnforth & A6/M6 North

Regent road

Devonshire road

Alexandra road


Cycle Track Westminster Road Balmoral Road

We are here!

B5274 (Westgate) to Lancaster & M6 Jcn. 34

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13-17 Devonshire Rd, Morecambe, LA3 1QT CALL

01524 831997

Morecambe Station





A589 to Lancaster & M6 Jcn. 34

To plan your journey use and use the postcode LA3 1QT as your end destination. The last train to Lancaster is usually at 10.52pm Monday to Saturday and 10pm on Sunday. Buses run throughout the evening with the last one being the 1 or 1a at 11.15pm from the bus stop on Westminster Road (five minutes walk from More Music). Please check public transport times before travelling.

All Things Being Equal A performance night celebrating women’s voices. With singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word and stand ups this promises to be a night of discovery and pleasure.


Saturday This event is organised by All Things Being Equal and all proceeds go to 28 September Morecambe Bay Food Bank. 7.30pm| Booking : 01524 831997 | 26

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More Music TICKETS

£7 on the door £5 advance






Friday 6 Sunday 21

doors 7.30pm doors 7.30pm

Sunday 29

doors 7.30pm

Siobhan Wilson All Lit Up – 40 years of Welfare State International Rheingans Sisters

Saturday 5 Friday 11 Saturday 12 Saturday 12 END ROAD Sunday 13 Sunday 20 Saturday 26 Wednesday 30 Thursday 31

12noon—4pm 4pm—5.30pm 1.30pm 6pm—9pm 10am 10am from 4pm 6pm—8pm 6pm—9pm

Fun Palace Stages at Lancaster Music Festival Cinclus Cinclus Stages at Lancaster Music Festival Lantern Making Workshops Lantern Making Workshops West End Winter Lantern Festival Women in Music Network Stages Halloween Gig

Friday 1 Saturday 2 Saturday 2 Friday 8 Thursday 14 Thursday 22 Friday 29 Saturday 30

5.30—10pm from 10am 5.30pm—10pm 8pm 10am—3.30pm 8pm 6pm

Magic Islands in Space at Light Up Lancaster Magic Islands in Space at Light Up Lancaster Magic Islands in Space at Light Up Lancaster Dispatches on the Red Dress Reaching Out Conference Lancashire Arts Exchange Charlotte Polska!

Dec 19

Friday 6

doors 6pm


Jan 20

Saturday 18


With One Voice

Saturday 1 Saturday 8 Friday 21 Saturday 29

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Independent Venue Week She Shanties Polish party BAAB Bal!


Oct 19 WEST

Nov 19

Feb 20

Mar 20

Saturday 14 doors 7pm Monday 16 - Friday 20 Saturday 28 doors 8pm Saturday 28 10am—12.30pm Saturday 28 2pm—5.30pm Saturday 28 10am—5.30pm

Deep Cabaret Album Launch Lancaster Schools Singing Festival Blowzabella Dance workshop Instrumental and Vocal workshops Ensemble

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TICKETS There are Three ways to buy tickets: 1.

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Visit More Music in person

On the door tickets will be available on the day of an event from More Music’s Box Office from the doors time – unless the event is sold out.

Call More Music on 01524 831997

20 half price tickets are offered for people who have LA3 or LA4 postcodes – proof of address is required. Essential companion tickets are available for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. They can be booked on the website on the phone/in person.


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