Garry Blakeley

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



If you would like details of gigs listed on this page, please contact me (garryblakeley@aol.com) and I will be happy to forward you any information that you may require.  Always check with venues before travelling long distances!!


DIARY DATES 2022

JANUARY
Friday 28th  - Llama Legs - Pissarros  8.30pm start


MARCH
Monday 28th  Nettlebed Village Club    01628 636620  nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
Tuesday 29th Nettlebed Village Club
Wednesday 30th  Exeter Corn Exchange      01392 665938    exetercornexchange.co.uk
Thursday 31st  The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury    01684 295074    rosestheatre.org

APRIL
Friday 1st Cheese and Grain Frome  01373 455420    cheeseandgrain.com
Saturday 2nd  The Pavillion Hailsham  01323 841414    spyboy.co.uk
Sunday 3rd  The Brook Theatre Chatham  01634 241108    iancutler.com
Monday 4th  The Apex Bury St Edmunds  01284 758000    theapex.co.uk
Tuesday 5th  The Stables Milton Keynes  01908 280800    stables.org
Wednesday 6th  Huntingdon Hall Worcester  01905 611427    worcesterlive.co.uk
Thursday 7th  City Varieties Leeds  0113 243 0808    cityvarieties.co.uk
Friday 8th  Queens Hall Hexham  01434 652477    queenshall.co.uk
Saturday 9th  The Playhouse Alnwick  01665 660678    alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
Sunday 10th  The Atkinson Southport  01704 533333    theatkinson.co.uk  (cancelled)


MAY
Sunday 1st  Garry Solo  St.Clement's Church Hastings Old Town JITG Festival
Friday 6th  FOF  The Needle Chippenham
Saturday 7th  FOF  Cromer Festival
Saturday 28th The Plough - westhill - Garry & Bear  8.45pm - 11.00pm


JULY
Sunday 10th  Llama Legs - Robin Hood Icklesham - 4.00pm start


AUGUST
Haley  Martin - Wedding - Sat 27th - Garry Blakeley Trio 4-6pm - Battle

 




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!


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