Spring into Words and Music

Ketton Showtime
at The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton

Friday 27th April

Spring into Words and Music
Flanders and Swann, Duo Caprice

Three local duos will bring you some of the springiest, funniest and liveliest words and music for the season. So come along to hear them.

Duo Caprice are Helen Smith on violin and Ben Smith on accordion. They play all kinds of cafe music including tangos, musette waltzes, folk dances and cafe favourites from around Europe and beyond. Romance and nostalgia abound and you are sure to recognise many of the tunes.

Stuart Hayday and Mike Baumber will sing the comic songs of Flanders and Swann. Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and sang over 100 comic songs, interspersed with comic monologues, such as The gasman cometh, the Hippopotamus and the Gnu. In the 1950s and 60s they were one of the most popular light entertainers.

Lastly two local poets will bring some of their lighter verse to intersperse these two local acts. This should be a fresh and fun-filled tour-de-force by some our local musical and wordsmithing talent.

8 pm Doors open 7.30 pm
Show £10 Bookings 01780 720 521
Show + Evening Meal £20 Bookings 01780 720 238


Son Yambu - Fri March 2nd 2018

Friday March 2nd
Son Yambu – Cuban son and salsa

Son Yambu are a five-piece band of some of the best younger Cuban musicians. They play the red hot rhythms of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map about twenty years ago. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival and The Cheltenham Music Festival - to name but a few!

The UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.