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Review: 8th Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival 2014

Posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Boom Band THE 8th CARLISLE BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2014 In the word’s of MC. Mark Singleton, “six weeks ago this year’s Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival was dead in the water”. Less than two months before the event was due to take place, the Swallow Hilltop Hotel announced that it was closing down and would […]

Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival, which will be held from 7th to 9th November, is the festival that the top blues musicians love to play, the one they all talk about, the one that brings out the best in them. And organiser Nick Westgarth has really excelled himself this year, with an incredible five-star line-up […]

Jon Amor (The Hoax, Amor, Jon Amor Blues Group) & Joel Fisk (LaVendore Rogue/Tim Aves & Wolfpack/Hokie Joint) are heading out on a short four-date ‘mini-tour’ and have a NW date at The King’s Head in Carlisle on Wednesday, 20th August. Limited details can be found here: (Note: Braintree gig at The Pub on 17th August, […]

Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival, hailed by reviewers as ‘the UK’s premier autumn music event’ and ‘a magnificent weekend’, marks its eighth year this November. It is unique amongst Cumbrian festivals in that all the bands play at a single venue – the Swallow Hilltop Hotel in Carlisle. This gives audience members the opportunity to […]

Review: Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival 2013

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013

This was my fifth year at Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival and what a line up this year!!! Some faces we had seen before and some who were new to the Carlisle festival. Arriving on Friday afternoon we booked into the Ibis (we didn’t manage to get a room at the venue) but this was […]

Rapidly becoming the best blues event in the country, if it isn’t already there, Carlisle Blues-Rock Festival continues to grow in ambition and stature! The key to the success of the Festival has always been the consistent strength of the line up, its refusal to be restricted within a genre and offering exceptional value for […]

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An early shout out for the Carlisle International Blues Rock Festival at the Swallow Hilltop Hotel . . . full preview to follow.

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Gig: Wooden Horse – The Kings Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

Acoustic guitar duo ‘Wooden Horse’ play the ‘Courtyard Live’ session at Carlisle’s Kings Head on Thursday 25th July. Playing a mixture of country roots, folk and blues the duo comprise singer Jamie Knight who plays acoustic guitar and stomp box and Ben Church who provides Weissenborn slide, banjo and 12 string. The duo who hail from […]

Gig: Kent DuChaine – The Kings Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 27, 2013

**TONIGHT** Kent DuChaine plays The Kings Head in Carlisle tonight (Thursday). He played a couple of years ago in the Kings and showcased a distinctive style of country blues laced with stories of living in the Deep South. He’s not to be missed. Next week sees a visit from Grainne Duffy – an Irish guitarist […]

Irish guitar hero Simon McBride, lauded as the heir to Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, plays The Kings Head in Carlisle this Thursday (20th June). Hailing from Belfast he started playing guitar at the age of ten and soon won Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Young Guitarist of the Year’. Turning professional at the age of 16 he played […]

Gig: Line up for the King’s Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Here’s  a list of forthcoming gigs in the Kings Head in Carlisle on Thursday nights this coming summer. There are loads of excellent artists coming up and combined with excellent beer in the venue that equals a good time. 23 May 2013 – Jon Amor 30 May 2013 – TBC 06 June 2013 – Bowden […]

The Billy Walton Band are doing a UK tour in May and had a cancellation at one of the venues. They asked if they could get a last minute gig in Carlisle. Tickets will be available at The Calva Bar at the start of May. He did a cracking gig at The Brickyard last year […]

CARLISLE BLUES FESTIVAL – Reviewed by Rosy Greer This is my personal take on the now – ‘Carlisle Blues Rock Festival’ As the host for Lancashire Blues Archive and rep for the British Blues Archive it’s good to get ‘out and about’ in the neighbouring counties. The festival is in its sixth year and I’ve […]

If you love live music, but only the very best, with a blues, rock, soul, country flavour, with some musicians and songs you know, plus some new up and coming artists, amongst a friendly crowd, and deserve a weekend off, then the Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival is for you. Check out the, read […]

Gig: Derrin Nauendorf – The Kings Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Saturday, Jul 7, 2012

Thursday, 12th July, 2012 The Kings Head, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RF Singer songwriter Derrin Nauendorf plays the Courtyard Live @ The Kings Head in Carlisle on Thursday 12th July. The Australian born guitarist came to the UK several years ago carrying his guitar and little else and in no time was travelling the festival […]

Gig: Rod Clements – The Kings Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Saturday, Jun 16, 2012

Thursday, 21st June, 2012 The Kings Head, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RF North East folk-rock hero Rod Clements plays Carlisle’s excellent summer music night, ‘The Courtyard Live @ the Kings Head’ in the historic real ale pub on Fisher Street on Thursday, 21st June.  The venue, which is outdoor but covered over to protect patrons […]