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Lichfield Arts launches bumper autumn programme of music and entertainment

Lichfield Arts has unveiled its autumn season.

Folk and rock performers will be among the offerings as the Lichfield Guildhall programme follows on from a successful summer which saw the Fuse Festival take place in the city.

Lichfield Arts Director Dave Simcox said: “We have a full and varied programme that offers high quality music and entertainment.

Wildfire Folk

Wildfire Folk

“Our concerts and festivals offer excellent value for money and the Lichfield Guildhall is a unique historic venue in which to enjoy them.

“As ever, we are indebted to our team of dedicated volunteers without whom we could not run these fantastic events.”

Things get underway on September 13 when youth ensemble Wildfire Folk launched their CD Sound Signals.

The month will also see The Young ‘Uns on stage on September 20, while Keiran Goss appears two days later, before the autumn beer festival takes place on September 27 and 28.

October is ideal for folk and blues fans with melodeon player and composer Andy Cutting appearing on October 6, The Walsall Jazz Orchestra and Steve Ajao on October 11 and a quiz night on October 19. There’s still time for pianist and singer Steve Clayton to appear on OCtober 20.

Later that month will see the Lichfield Festival of Folk 2013 take place with artists such as Kimber’s Men, John Kirkpatrick, Meet On The Ledge, Les Barker, The Jigantics and Folklaw, to name a few. The event starts on October 25 and runs until October 27.

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie

Blast From The Past get things underway on the first day of November before Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies appear on November 8. Two days later it’s the turn of The Dylan Project to appear, before a rock night on November 23 features local bands. Sarah Gillespie rounds the month off with an appearance on November 29.

The festive month sees two seasonal shows, with Cooper, Simpson, Frazer and Freya presenting To Drive The Cold Winter Away on December 7, while Johnny Coppin performs his popular All On A Winter’s Night on December 15.

Critically-acclaimed duo Katriona Roberts and Jamie Gilmore play on December 21 and Lichfield favourites The Climax Blues Band, plus support Bekah Downes close the 2013 season on December 22.

For full details and to book tickets visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk.

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