Here we list events in the halls which are open to the public, free or by ticket sales.  To be listed here please email events@harwellvillagehall.co.uk

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September 2021

Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Magpies with support from Craig Joiner

Friday, 3 September @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

We are very pleased to welcome The Magpies to Harwell Village Hall. It has only been a short space of time since The Magpies burst onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a huge impression with their fresh brand of transatlantic neo-folk and have been ‘making waves wherever they play’ (Phil Beer, Show of Hands). Based on a deeply felt musical friendship, The Magpies work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental ornamentation. They…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents a Double Header – Roswell / Anna Renae with support from The Last Inklings

Friday, 17 September @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Roswell are Jasmine Watkiss and Zoë Wren, two harmony-obsessed singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who accidentally formed a duo at a gig in Ely in 2018 and haven't looked back since. They were given the 2019 FATEA EP of the Year and 2019 Laurel Canyon Music Best Newcomer awards. Anna Renae released her debut album ‘Skin’ in March 2020 and wowed Harwell Village Hall with her performance in September 2020. Many people asked for her to be brought back soon, so here she…

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October 2021

Big Ginger Tom Music Present The People Versus with special guests The Lost Notes and support from Patrick Griffin

Friday, 15 October @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Big Ginger Tom Music are pleased to bring you two local acts plus an up and coming Birmingham based band to Harwell Village Hall. The People Versus have been quickly recognised as one of the most exciting talents coming out of the Folk Music scene, bringing their harmonies, driving rhythms and storytelling tradition to the forefront of their sound. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice. Each…

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November 2021

Big Ginger Tom Music present Ranagri with special guests Plumhall

Saturday, 20 November @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Alt folk band Ranagri are 4 Irish and English musicians; combining Voices, Guitar, Bouzouki, Flutes, Whistles, Harp/Electric Harp, Bodhrán/Drums.  Since forming, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are 'Fort of the Hare'. 'The Great Irish Songbook' with pop legend Tony Christie, ‘VOICES’ - recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and ‘Tradition’, which were both released on Goatskin Records.…

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December 2021

Katherine Priddy with support from Katie Grace Harris

Friday, 3 December @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

We are thrilled to host Katherine Priddy at Harwell Village Hall for the second year in a row, especially as we are one of only 7 venues on her 'The Eternal Rocks Beneath' UK album tour . Birmingham-based folk artist Katherine Priddy who emerged onto the scene with her long-awaited debut EP 'Wolf', has been turning heads and steadily gaining attention. ‘Wolf’ has been championed by the BBC 2 Folk Show, BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson and…

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January 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music Present Joe Hicks with support from Steady Habits

Saturday, 22 January, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
£15

Big Ginger Tom Music are very pleased to be able to bring Joe Hicks to Harwell Village Hall. He and his friend Adam Barnes sold out one of our Lean To Sessions in Abingdon in January 2020 and it will be great to have Joe with his full band in Harwell. Raised in the rural market town of Newbury; English Singer-Songwriter Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Having made a…

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February 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Askew Sisters with support from Steve Warner

Friday, 18 February, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music. Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences. Alongside this, both women are also…

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March 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Portraits with support from Dom Prag

Friday, 18 March, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

We are thrilled to bring The Portraits back to Harwell, this time as a headline act. Anglo-Irish Acoustic Pop duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached no 2 on the main iTunes chart, and no 24 on the Christmas Day UK Ocial Charts Company Download Chart in December 2020 with their version of 'Together In Electric Dreams' featuring a locked down choir and orchestra from Somerset, UK. It was…

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April 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Sam Carter with support from Wednesday’s Wolves

Friday, 22 April, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex-Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric…

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May 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Forty Elephant Gang with support from Lizzy Hardingham

Friday, 20 May, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Forty Elephant Gang are a rousing, engaging, and intensely innovative three-piece from East London who blend Folk, Americana and American Blues, with truly classic songwriting. Forty Elephant Gang take their name from a notorious gang of female pickpockets from The Elephant & Castle. The band features Andrew White (Lead Vox and Guitar) Sean Mannion (Mandolin and Backing Vox) and James Bachmann (Guitar and backing Vox).  Since their formation they’ve taken their unique sound to large and varied audiences throughout London and…

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