Artists’ News

Seen them at a Bythams Music event? This is what else they’re doing!

  • ARTISTS: Tell your BM fans – and others – about future gigs


Some upcoming gigs (check the Pennyless website for more details)

  • 25 June 2017
    West Norfolk Radio
  • 6 July 2017
    Oundle Fringe Festival
  • 8 July 2017
    Concert Ridlington Church
    Ridlington, Rutland
  • 25 Sept 2016, 3pm
    Pennyless Live on the Pete James Folk Blues and Beyond Show
    103 The Eye 103 FM, Rutland
  • 2 Oct 2016, 4–6pm
    Pennyless return to Mama Liz’s for 7th year!
    Mama Liz’s, Stamford
    (first of 7 monthly Sunday afternoon free sessions, 4–6pm:
    13 Nov; 11 Dec 2016; 8 Jan; 12 Feb; 12 March; 9 April 2017)
  • 14 Oct 2016
    The Sackhouse / Granary Theatre, Wells next the Sea
  • 16 Oct 2016
    Charters Beer fest, Town Bridge, Peterborough
  • Sun 30 Oct 2016
    OXJAM folk weekend in Bury St Edmunds

  • Sat 12 Nov 2016
    The Palmerston Arms, Peterborough

The Tin Pigeons

(2016 was a busy summer for The Tin Pigeons, Bythams Midsummer Festival  regulars and  our Main Stage headline act for Saturday 17 June 2017. Plus they have a new EP now on sale! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates…)

For 1 week, from Saturday 4 June 2016, the Tin Pigeons’ song “Sparks” will be featured on the BBC Radio 1 playlist (see below)! First play on Alice Levine show between 1–4pm.
Tin Pigeons Header

Tin Pigeons on Radio1 Playlist
The Tin Pigeons’ track “Sparks” featuring on the BBC website, including the Radio 1 Playlist

(Their 2016 dates included:
Lost Village Festival-Lincs
Strawberry Fair-Cambridge
The Finsbury (supporting Daniel Duke)-London
Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival – Lincs
Cammas Hall Farm-Essex
Barn on the Farm-Gloucs
Oundle Festival-Nhants
Willow Festival-Cambridge
Stamford Music Festival-Lincs
Secret Garden Party-Huntingdon, Cambs
Boardmaster Festival-Cornwall
Hallaton Hoedown-Leics)

Pennyless album launch

(Also appearing on the Main Stage on Sunday 19 June 2016 are Bythams Music favourites, the ever-popular Pennyless, who say:) 

Pennyless album "In the Park"For summer 2016 we are proud to announce the release of our fifth album, “In the Park”. Come and hear new material as well as our old favourites in the Ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre on Friday June 3rd 2016. Music starts at 8pm.
Café-style seating and a relaxed atmosphere in which to hear songs of storytale folk and wild-whirling instrumentals!

Also we are doing a short season of Friday family performances at Sacrewell Farm, Cambs. 1st July, 5th August and 26th August 2016. 6.30-8.30pm. Check the Pennyless website for forthcoming details.
Happy Summer from Penny, Les, Colin and Graham!

Lexie Green & the Indigo Blue

(Lexie and her band were our Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival Main Stage headline band for Saturday 18 June 2016) NB Poster dates below are from 2016
Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue poster

See also

Harry Carter

(Harry played at the final Little Bytham Music Festival in 2014, with For Reasons To Stay. He has also provided us with sound engineering skills, masterminding our Acoustic Stage in 2016)

Harry is a grade 8 classical guitarist and sound engineer, he has grown up and developed in the music. Having been in bands ranging from modern rock to classical quartets he knows exactly what the band want.

Although only young he isn’t all that new to the business having been working in technical theatre for the last 5 years. His knowledge of the equipment and abilities to mix have been learned, not taught, through years of experimenting with sounds and effects to perfect the live and recorded music.

Harry first learned his trade through doing minor jobs in theatres such as miking up drums, amps and ensuring that wireless mikes were correctly programmed.

In more recent times Harry works in several theatres, with many organisations, and having worked with a total of over 100 bands in the last 2 years alone, he must be doing something right!

To contact Harry simply pop him an email.

Pennyless & Paspatou

Pennyless, staunch supporters of BM music events at Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival, will be joining Paspatou (who played for us at Castle Bytham for the first time last year) in concert at Gretton Village Hall (near Uppingham) on Saturday 16 April 2016 at 7.30pm. Full details on the poster below, or visit the Pennyless website or Paspatou’s Facebook page.

Great Knight Folk Club. Tues 5th April 2016 The Old White Hart, Northampton 8pm £8

Live on BBC Lincs radio Jono Brine Music Scene Wednesday 6th April 2016 6pm 94.9Fm 104.7 FM digital

In concert at St Firmin’s Church, Thurlby Lincs. Saturday 30th April 2016, 7.30pm £10 inc refreshments from Patsy 01778 423505

SLEAFORD LIVE! event. Friday 6 May 2016, 8pm. In concert at The Playhouse, Westgate Sleaford NG34 7PN £10





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