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First Friday Folk @ Heeley Institute – Feb 7th – 8pm onwards

January 30, 2014 by


First Friday Folk evenings are singers/musicians nights where all are welcome to perform or listen.The event is also open to all ages, which provides the opportunity for younger performers to air their talents. Audience members are most welcome to come along, lend their support and join in with any chorus songs. A really friendly evening. For […]

Martin Carthy @ Heeley Institute – Sat 1st Feb – 8pm onwards

January 23, 2014 by


World-renowned music interpreter, singer and guitarist Martin Carthy, described by Q Magazine as ‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’, will be performing at the Heeley Institute on Saturday, February 1st. Awarded an MBE for services to English Folk Music in 1998, Martin is part of a musical […]

Brooks Williams (+ support from Paul Littlewood) @ Heeley Institute – Fri 17th Jan – 8pm onwards

January 2, 2014 by


Brooks Williams will be performing at the Heeley Institute on Friday, January 17th as part of the Big Boulder Festival 2014 fundraising nights. Brooks has spent the last 25 years playing American and Blues on stages and at festivals worldwide, and has been described by Dirty Linen as ‘one of America’s musical treasures’. Ranked as one […]

First Friday Folk @ Heeley Institute – 3rd Jan 2014 – 8pm onwards

January 2, 2014 by


After the wonderful launch event in October, there’s now a range of First Fridays to choose from this year, starting this week on Friday January 3rd! If you haven’t been before this is bit of a deviation from the usual format. There are occasional special guest nights but most evenings are singers/musicians nights and all […]

Singing Knives Records present: Sublime Frequencies in North & West Africa @ Heeley Institute – 18th Dec 2013

December 17, 2013 by


Exhilarating, hallucinatory, harrowing, ecstatic and surreal, Hisham Mayet’s films continue to provoke and amaze in equal measure. Mayet will be premiering his brand new film, Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast, featuring Voodoo ceremonies, and discussing Sublime Frequencies, a label he co-founded in 2003. Highlights will include stories of his experiences from the last 10 […]

Tcha Limbergers Kalotaszeg Trio (+ support by Richard Masters) @ Heeley Institute – Sun 24th November – 8pm onwards

November 21, 2013 by


On Sunday, November 24th one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the world will be at the Heeley Institute as part of the Big Boulder Rolls on. Born in Belgium to a long line of Romani musicians, Tcha Limberger was playing guitar at the age of six and giving solo concerts by the time he was eight; […]

4Square (+ support from Moore Moss Rutter) @ Heeley Institute – Sat 23rd November – 8pm onwards

November 21, 2013 by


Contemporary folk quartet 4Square will be appearing at the Heeley Institute on Saturday, November 23rd as part of the Big Boulder Rolls On. Formed outside Rochdale in 2006, 4Square put themselves on the wider contemporary folk map with a now legendary performance at the Cropredy Convention in 2009, which resulted in the band selling out their debut album […]

The Old Dance School ( + Sieben) @ The Heeley Institute – 11 Nov 2013 – 8pm onwards

November 1, 2013 by


Contemporary folk septet The Old Dance School will be filling the Heeley Institute with their lush cinematic soundscapes on Monday, November 11th.The band have released three studio albums and toured the world since forming in Birmingham back in 2006, and will be supported on the night by the the mighty Sieben, a project devised by […]

Sci-Fi Folk @ the Heeley Institute – Maia – Sat 12th October – 8pm

October 4, 2013 by


Alternative acoustic act Maia will be performing at the Heeley Institute on Saturday, October 12th as part of a winter tour also passing through Whitby, Cornwall and Camden. Tom Clegg, Joe Haig, Simon Robinson and Will Fletcher have been burning bright in the Pleiades open star cluster ever since harnessing vocals, guitars, pianos, trumpets, ukuleles […]

FREE Folk Night @ The Heeley Institute – 4th Oct 2013 – 8pm onwards

October 2, 2013 by


The Heeley Institute Folk Club encourages all types of music from people of all ages and ethnic background. This FREE event will also feature performances from several local singers and musicians. Please do come along and lend your support either as audience members or performers. All levels of ability are encouraged. Everyone will be made […]

Sing Like A Bloke Workshop – for Blokes Of All Genders @ Heeley Institute 02/09/13

August 1, 2013 by


A singing workshop like no other! Open to all ages and abilities, a unique opportunity to experience the fun, silliness and harmonies of one of the best choirmasters EVER, Stephen Taberner, of Australian singing sensations, The Spooky Men. Ahead of their Penistone concert on the 3rd September, Stephen and a couple of Spooky Men will be delighting […]


July 17, 2013 by


@ The Heeley Institute, Tuesday 23rd July, doors 7.40pm Start 8.00pm European Tour, Summer 2013 – dates in Geneva, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, ATP (Camber Sands), Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid, London and Sheffield. Watch the tour trailer: The first label tour from the phenomenon that is Mississippi Records, featuring staggering and fascinating footage of musicians shot […]

A vibrant Heeley Festival brings community together

June 28, 2013 by


  On Saturday, June 22nd , the Heeley community came together in spectacular fashion for the 2013 Heeley festival, with over 5,000 people enjoying the vibrancy and creativity of the largest event in the community calendar. The festival was organised by the Heeley Development Trust (HDT), with voluntary support provided by local members of the Crowded […]

Big Tent and The Gypsy Lantern @ The Heeley Institute, Saturday 29th June

June 21, 2013 by


Get yourself introduced to this young band from Birmingham who have just released their first album. There are lots of strong harmonies, driving guitars, some interesting arrangements courtesy of the layers of strings, percussion and trumpet and some very, very good songs. Vocal harmonies with hints of retro West Coast, a touch of XTC, and […]