News: The Buck House Hotel, Bangor-on-Dee

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

Some news just in from Pete Evans:

Hi everyone

Some of you might have already heard that, very sadly, the Buck House Hotel in Bangor on Dee ceased trading this week. We have had many great nights there including 4 excellent festivals and at this time we send all our best wishes to Karen the landlady and all of her family and hope that they can emerge from this crisis with their heads held high.

I also know that some fans have already bought tickets for the gig that was to have taken place there on Saturday September 13th with the Li’l Jimmy Reed Band and the Cheshire Katz. We are fortunate that Worthenbury Village Hall is now free on that night and Li’l Jimmy and his band including Bob Hall will now therefore appear at the original intended venue. We have postponed the Cheshire Katz for the time being however. The doors will open at 8pm for a 9pm show and the cost will be £15 (as was originally advertised before we transferred our gig over to the Buck)

We will however honour any tickets sold at The Buck but will kindly ask those purchasers to bring an extra £5 with them as unfortunately all Buck ticket sales will not be available to us.

Li’l Jimmy is from Alabama and is on a European and UK tour and has been playing to sell out audiences. He plays the guitar and rack harp in the great rocking Southern style and has great stage presence. Bob Hall on piano is one of the true legends of British blues having been a member of Savoy Brown, The Groundhogs and has also played with Fleetwod Mac and The Blues Band as well as many of the American greats like John Lee Hooker and Little Walter, all of this whilst being a member of the legal profession.

We have worked hard to make sure the gig goes ahead so we hope that you will support us and understand the difficult and delicate situation in which we have been placed. I attach a youtube clip of Li’l Jimmy taken last year http://youtu.be/mMwxhd-elEs< Please get back to me as soon as you can if you require tickets Many thanks Pete



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Ken

September 9th, 2014 at 14:57
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That is shocking news. I really had no idea.

The events that I went to at The Buck were absolutely superb. It’s a terrible shame that our society doesn’t see the need for pubs the same as in the past.

Some time in the future we will look back and realise what was have lost.