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Village Hall
Langwathby Methodist Church
Langwathby Village Hall
Langwathby Methodist Chapel
Shepherds Inn



Further Details of the performers


Kentucky Cow Tippers


Since forming in 2008, the Kentucky Cow Tippers have deservedly earned a reputation as one of the hardest working and most exciting acts on the UK’s acoustic music scene. Their unique approach to bluegrass draws from a deep appreciation of every aspect of the genre: they’ve absorbed everything from traditional Appalachian harmonies and fiddle tunes through to the psych/country-tinged sounds of Old & In the Way and the Seldom Scene, as well as progressive “Newgrass” by the likes of Béla Fleck and Punch Brothers. They incorporate all of these elements, along with folk, pop/rock and jazz influences, into their original material and refreshing renditions of bluegrass classics.

Founding members Sam Wear (banjo), Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) all hail from the North East, and are responsible, individually and collectively, for penning the group’s original material. In 2014, this core trio was augmented by American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana. The result is a driving, energetic quintet that delivers a tight yet spontaneous stage show. If you enjoy close vocal harmonies, wild bluegrass improvisation, witty stage banter and brown corduroy jackets, then you’ll love the Kentucky Cow Tippers – just don’t ask about the name!

Cover Note



A local group from Appleby, playing a mix of music from the Beatles to Coldplay. Join in the party on Sunday night.


Lakeland Clarinets


lakeland clarinets

We are a group of six amateur clarinettists, who share a love of playing. Although none of us is native Cumbrian, we have all lived and worked here for many years. We meet regularly, mainly just for pleasure, performing in aid of charity or for local events. We play a wide variety of repertoire ranging from arrangements of Classical, Light Classical, Standards, Light Music and Film Music to works specially written for our combination of clarinets, often described as a Clarinet Choir. As well as the standard 'Acker Bilk' clarinets, we perform on instruments ranging right through from the tiny Eb, Alto clarinet and the Bass to the beast of a Contrabass clarinet, providing the ensemble with a rich and varied sound. Music to be featured in our concert on 21st September will include Purcell, Bach, Mozart and Dvorak as well as more modern composers such as Mancini, Gershwin and Bernstein.


Jazz in the Village


Ian and Dom

Ian and Dominic have been playing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and originals compositions.
Based in Edinburgh, the duo has regularly and extensively toured Scotland. They have embarked on many rural tours, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings. The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.
More recently they have extended their tours to jazz clubs, villages, small theatres, and arts venues. They have played in Northumberland, North & South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Bedfordshire and Shropshire making the occasional trip further south including a European trip to Brussels where they performed in the The Music Village Jazz Club.
This exciting new endeavour "Jazz in the Village" will take them even further up and down the country playing in villages all over Britain.


Dominic says "We have been very successful at transforming the village halls into an intimate cabaret style jazz club setting with low lighting and candles on the tables. We now have very many fond memories of wonderful evenings in halls around the country where the reception we have received and audience comments have been fantastic."
Ian says " Our experience of playing in halls up and down the country has been amazing and the acoustics in most of the halls are superb. We have experienced a warm and friendly atmosphere where the audiences know each other, creating truly inspirational settings for some wonderful evenings."

Ian and Dominic have also performed in a number of Festivals including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Fife Jazz Festival, Callander Jazz Festival, Borders Jazz Festival, Bath Fringe Festival and the Buxton Fringe Festival.

They have had enormous success over six years during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where their successful fringe show ‘Jazz at Lunchtime’ at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile has entertained thousands of people, with many sell-out shows. A number of visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe from all over the world have returned year after year to see them play.   Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way as possible. See their website -


Audience comments:-

“...he really used the vast range of the tenor, always with gentle lyricism"

“...really excellent Millar originals..."

"Beautiful soaring magic! I was blown away by your show, just breath-taking!"

"What a lovely and exhilarating performance! Enjoyed the interaction between the two of you, and the obvious love you have for what you do."

"What a good duo this is! Ian Millar's soft lyrical tenor sax is supported by Dominic Spencer's intricate piano runs, each giving one another the space to play beautifully crafted solos." "...expect warm, intelligent, reflective, human music..."

"Ian Millar’s own composition Morning Dew opened the performance, its lovely sinuous melody ranging freely from the heights to the depths of the tenor sax voice.

" "...a unique performance not only in its introduction of many new pieces but also in the splendidly relaxed jazz styling; music that had its own special flavour and was not a copy of anything else."




Camerata Cumbria



Camerata Cumbria were founded in 2010 to give its members, drawn from Cumbria, the unique opportunity to play in a small chamber orchestra directed by the leader rather than a conductor. The instrumentation is strings with flutes, oboes and horns in pairs.


The orchestra's core repertoire is drawn from the early classical and late baroque era, in particular the early symphonies of Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries.


Langwathby village hall will be the venue for this chamber orchestra. It is not often that small villages are the venues for significant Orchestral concerts. This one promises to be one not to be missed.