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Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival – Sunday 14th October

Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Sunday 14th October 2018

With a warm welcome at The Grand…..

Corky Laing The legendary Mountain drummer, songwriter, singer, raconteur
from Montreal Canada…Returns to the UK with his band on his “70th Birthday Celebration Tour” We are delighted that one of his seven shows is at this festival…

Corky Laing – still gets a kick from rehearsing daily on his kit, sharing stages with brilliant musicians, performing to audiences and is truly thrilled to have been invited back to the UK again!

Chantel McGregor – delivering songs that salutes contemporary rock, showing a gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder sound with progressive influences!

Stevie Nimmo Trio – enjoying making music now as much as at any point throughout his 20 years in the business and relishes the prospect of continuing to tour and playing live!

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion – has made a considerable impact these last five years, and is one of the bands that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK blues scene!

Catfish – British Blues Award winners have carved a reputation as an excellent live band, with the help of frontman guitarist/vocalist Matt Long, who plays with a real passion for the blues!

Southbound – with inspirations drawing from blues, rock, jazz, funk and soul, their exclusive take on British Blues leave audiences enthralled by their unique sounds and grooves on stage!

The Grand was first built in 1873 and is a Grade II listed building.  With a few changes over time, since opening its doors early in 2008, The Grand has gradually become one of the North West’s best loved mid-sized live music and arts venues.

Great Music!     Great Place!     Great Value!

Early Bird Tickets are just £24.00 and can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or online, by clicking on Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 

For more information on each artist please
click on the Line-Up Tab below

Line Up

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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