Garry Blakeley

www.garryblakeley.co.uk
www.beautifulbowsandviolins.com



If you would like details of gigs listed on this page, please click CONTACT at the bottom of the page and I will be happy to forward you any information that you may require.  Always check with venues before travelling long distances!!

DIARY DATES 2018

JAN  
FRI  12  Blakeley & Son - Dolphin
SAT  13  Blakeley & son - General Havelock  (JG) 
SUN 14  Garry Blakeley & Bear Lucas - Queens Head Icklesham  4.00pm - 6.00pm
FRI  26  Blakeley & son - Burns Night - Jenny Miller
SAT 27  Blakeley & Son - White dog, Ewhusrt - Burns Night

FEB
MON 05  Garry - Private Function
SAT  10   Blakeley & Son with Russ Haywood - FAT TUESDAY 
SUN  18  Blakeley & Son - Jenny Lind  (RF) 

MARCH
SAT 03   Blakeley & Son - Watlington Village Hall - Private Function 8.15pm - 10.45pm  (J)
SUN 04  Garry Blakeley & Bear Lucas - Porters - Hastings Old Town  4.00pm - 6.00pm
FRI   09  Blakeley, Lucas & Ewen - Rock Salt - 9.00pm
SAT  10  Blakeley & Son - PF 
FRI  16   Ballyreagan Boys - The Kings Head - Horsebridge - from 8.30pm
SAT  17  Garry Blakeley Band - Palace Bars - 3.00pm - 5.00pm  (J)
SAT  17  Garry Blakeley Band - Albion, Hastings  (J)
SAT  24  Blakeley & Son - Eastbourne - PF - Afternoon gig
SAT  24  Shep Woolley - Portsmouth  (W)
FRI  30  Blakeley & Son - Dolphin  (J)

APRIL
SUN  08  Rehearsal - Nettlebed
MON  09  Nettlebed Village Club  01628 636620   nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
TUE  10   Nettlebed Village Club  01628 636620   nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
WED  11  Exeter Corn Exchange  01392 665938   exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
THU  12   Wimborne Tivoli Theatre  01202 885566   tivoliwimborne.co.uk
FRI  13   Worcester Huntingdon Hall  01905 611427   worcesterlive.co.uk
SAT  14   Eastbourne College Theatre  01323 841414   www.spyboy.co.uk
SUN  15  Chatham Brooke Theatre  01634 241108   tickets.medway.gov.uk
MON 16  Bury St Edmunds The Apex  01284 758000   theapex.co.uk
TUE  17  Leeds
WED 18  Leeds City Varieties  0113 243 0808   cityvarieties.co.uk
THU  19  Alnwick The Playhouse  01665 510785   alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
FRI  20   Kendal Brewery Arts  01539 725133    breweryarts.co.uk
SAT  21  Southport The Atkinson  01704 533333   theatkinson.co.uk
SUN  22 Tewkesbury The Roses Theatre  01684 295074    rosestheatre.org
MON 23  Chippenham Neeld Arts Centre  01249 446699   neeld.co.uk
TUE  24  Milton Keynes The Stables  01908 280800   stables.org
THU  26  Garry Blakeley & Bear Lucas - The Filo - 9.00pm - 11.00pm

MAY
SAT  05  Barn Dance - Hastings     Arr 6.00pm 
MON 07  Garry & Bear - JITG - Westhill - 11.45 - 12.30
FRI   11   Ballyregan Boys - kings Head - Horsebridge- 8.30pm
THU  17  Shep Woolley - Brighton Pod - (PF)
FRI  18   Garry Blakeley Band - Pissarros - from 9.00pm
SAT  19  Blakeley & Son (Private Function in Seaford - evening gig Anna & Matt ) (J)
FRI   25  Blakeley, Lucas & Ewen - White Hart - Newenden - 9.00pm
SAT  26  Blakeley & Son - Dolphin  9.00pm - 11.00pm  (RF)
THU 31  Shep Woolley - Liberal Cub - Whitehall

JUNE
SAT  09  Blakeley & Son - Big Steve   (PF)  11.00am - 1.00pm
SAT  23  Blakeley & Son - Cafe 48 - Bexhill (J)
SAT  30  Blakeley & Son - Wedding - Crowborough  7.30 - 10.00pm  (J)

JULY
SAT  07   Blakeley & Son - The Stag - 10.00pm - Midnight  
SUN  08  FOF New Forest Festival
THU  12  Garry & Bear - Porters
SAT  14   Garden Party with Bear and Martin -1.00pm - 3.00pm  (Private Function)
SUN  15  Pirate Day - Jenny Lind
SAT  21  Blakeley & Son - Kite Fest
SUN  22  Garry Blakeley & Bear Lucas - Queens Head Icklesham  4.00pm - 6.00pm
THU  26. Blakeley & Lucas - Filo - Hastings. 9.00pm
FRI   27   Blakeley & Son - Dolphin  9.00pm - 11.00pm

AUG
SUN  05 Blakeley & Son  Jim Jam Arts - Pirates Day - 3.00pm - 3.45pm 
FRI  10  Garry Blakeley & Bear Lucas - (PF)
SAT  11  Blakeley & Son (with caller) Private Function (Aaron Hudson)
SAT  25  Garry solo - Brightling Park - 4.00pm - 5.00pm  (Sadie)  
SUN 26  Blakeley, Lucas & Ewen - Rock Salt  4.00pm - 6.00pm  

SEP
SAT  01  Ballyregans - Bexhill Festival of the Sea - from 4.00pm
SUN. 02. Blakeley and Lucas - White Dog - Ewhurst - 1.00pm (beer festival)
SUN  09  Blakeley & Son - Lord Nelson, Hastings - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
SAT  15  Blakeley & Son (JG) with Sean Goddard - Beneden Village Hall - Private Function (Jonnathan and Anna)
SUN  16  Blakeley & Son - Dolphin - 3.30pm
SAT  22  The Plough, Crowhurst - (details to follow)

OCT
SAT  13  Shep Woolley - Southsea  (TBC)
FRI   19  Shep Woolley  
SAT  20  Shep Woolley
SUN 21  Shep Woolley
FRI   26  Blakeley & Son - Dolphin

NOV
SAT  03  Blakeley, Lucas and Ewen - Cafe 48 Bexhill - 8.00pm - 10.00pm
SUN  11  Garry & Bear - Porters
SUN  18  Blakeley & Son - Jenny Lind - 4.00pm - 6.00pm  (J)
FRI   23  Blakeley & Son - Old Town - Private Function  (M. Gould)

DEC
MON  24  Blakeley & Son - Jenny Lind - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
MON  31  Ballyregan Boys - The Stag - from 9.20pm  (Garry, Bruce & Steve)


2019

March 17      Palace & Albion

MARCH/APRIL.  Feast of Fiddles tour

JULY sat  06  Blakeley & Son with Jane Downes - Private Dance - The Beacon - Ann Kelly
JULY Sat 13  Private Wedding  -  Blakeley & Lucas




THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR

The Wheel of the Year is a truly fabulous and unique celebration of the annual cycle. It takes you on a passionate and exciting journey through the passages of history, whilst inviting you to experience the many magical festivals and traditions of the passing seasons.
The superb lyrics of Rose Blakeley are highly descriptive and are brought to life by the powerful and atmospheric music of Garry Blakeley (Feast of Fiddles). His stunning compositions are a beautiful combination of folk rock arrangements, slow airs and driving traditional tunes, which weave in and out of the rich, evocative narration of selected poetry and stories by Jane Downes (The Catsfield Steamers)

The Wheel of the Year also features some of the highlights of  The Ceremony of May, our successful and well-loved tribute to May Day and the famous Jack-in-the-Green
This is an incredible production, which will totally enthral you and steal you away to a place of enchantment and imagination!

The Wheel of the Year - with the Garry Blakeley Band
WEBSITE NOW LAUNCHED!! click on following link  THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR


COME AND EXPERIENCE THE FEAST OF FIDDLES SHOW - you will not regret it !

Feast of Fiddles is a musical entertainment like no other – six of the UK’s finest fiddle players in a band of 11 which includes Dave Mattacks – the grandfather of folk rock drumming. Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler, Tom Leary and Garry Blakeley bring their own individual styles together to visit many musical genres in a show that has a wide dynamic range and will have you dancing in the aisles and perhaps even shedding a tear. The 2013 tour is the band’s 20th annual outing and the critical acclaim gets louder every year. Bring even your sceptical friends, they won’t be disappointed.

“Absolutely awesome!” – Sue Marchant, BBC East

“Feast of Fiddles is far more than half-a-dozen of
Britain’s most talented exponents of the instrument.
It’s a joyous two hours of excellence and
exuberance.” Get Rhythm

“Your imaginative programme was riveting from start to finish.  I relished the brilliance of tone colours in all sections; the violins soaring away, like the spring in the bow of an arrow, on an effortless flight path in perfect unison – like the first violins of a very great symphony orchestra – yet better, because of your innate musicianship, conductor-less craft, rhythm and palpable love of the many genres of music making you had to offer.   You are seriously all great musicians.”
David Fanshawe – African Sanctus