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"Before the winter fire I will still be dreaming, I have no thought of time." Sandy Denny

WEEKLY UPDATE

MARTHA’S KITCHEN  –  Check out the new daily and Sunday menus. And we’ll be starting new daily specials soon.

THURSDAY 30TH MAY. 7.30pm
THE GOOD FOOD CLUB presents FINE DINING at MARTHA’S KITCHEN.
Our monthly get together sees chef Gary Pickles produce another fine menu for you food lovers to saviour and enjoy. Booking is essential.

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME – Tickets and more info.
STORIES, ARTEFACTS, NUGGETS & MEMORIES
IAN CLAYTON in conversation with CP LEE

CP LEE IS A WRITER, BROADCASTER, LECTURER AND PERFORMER WHO HAS WRITTEN ACCLAIMED BOOKS ABOUT DYLAN AND THE MANCHESTER MUSIC SCENE. AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN, HE WAS A MEMBER OF ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS. HE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARIES FOR BBC TV & RADIO.
HE ONCE ATE MUFFINS WITH ANDY WARHOL AND WILL BE BRINGING ALONG HIS UKULELE.

THE CAT CLUB (Classic Album Thursdays)

THURSDAY 9TH MAY – SOLD OUT
MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON

THURSDAY 23RD MAY – SOLD OUT
MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY in conversation with Ian Clayton

THURSDAY 13TH JUNE- SOLD OUT
CAROLE KING ‘TAPESTRY’

THURSDAY 11TH JULY. TICKETS ON SALE 10TH MAY

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘DEJA VUE’
The rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (alias CSNY) played their second gig at the Woodstock festival, almost fifty years ago. Within 12 months, they had split up – but not before they recorded Déjà Vu, their first album as a quartet (and their last for almost two decades). Almost every song on Déjà Vu became a rock standard, from ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and ‘Helpless’ to ‘Our House’ and ‘Teach Your Children.’ But the sunny harmonies on the record didn’t reflect the turbulence of the band, or their times.
The full story will be revealed by PETER DOGGETT, whose biography of CSNY is published at the start of July 2019. It tells the in-depth tale of how four combative and uniquely talented individuals outgrew the 60s bands with whom they’d first found fame, and stumbled into each other’s company. The book explains how a musical relationship that began as an idealistic 60s fantasy quickly turned into a 70s nightmare, with effects that are still being felt today.
Peter’s previous books include his definitive account of the Beatles’ break-up and its aftermath, You Never Give Me Your Money; and his expansive history of 125 years of popular music, Electric Shock.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS ON SALE 7TH JUNE

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
The band’s eponymous debut album.Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance — though countless bands have certainly tried.
Presented by JON MORTER
Jon is best known for his gatecrashing of the music industry with his phenomenal ‘Rage Against The X Factor’ campaign, sweeping Rap/Metal band Rage Against The Machine into the sought after UK Christmas No.1 spot, and £160,000 raised for charity. A Guinness record for downloads was broken plus Facebook gave him his own personal member of staff to assist with the 1.6 million group members he had amassed in just 4 weeks. This success opened the door for Jon to work on campaigns for some big artists in the industry including Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart, David Essex, a No.1 album for The Rolling Stones, Rik Mayall’s 2010 World Cup single (which incidentally Jon campaigned for again after Rik’s death making the UK No.7 in 2014), Eagles of Death Metal, Wham’s return to No.2 in 2017, and the 2012 Christmas No.1 campaign for The Justice Collective.

COMING UP:

Thursday 12th September – THE SEX PISTOLS ‘SPUNK’ (the legendary bootleg)
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’
Thursday 7th November – NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’
Thursday 14th November – THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ 

LIVE IN CONCERT
Due to the proverbial ‘popular demand’ we are starting our Sunday evening concerts again featuring some of the finest artists around from the world of blues, folk and jazz.
We’re gonna kick off with an absolute belter:
SUNDAY 2nd JUNE – 6.30pm. Tickets £10
32-20’s BLUES BAND
From the ashes of The Vegas Six and The still burning Tombstone Buzzards comes a new blues band that’s gonna ‘cut you half in two.’

 

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE

MARTHA’S KITCHEN  –  Check out the new daily and Sunday menus. And we’ll be starting new daily specials soon.

SUNDAY 18TH APRIL. 7.30pm.
A TASTE OF INDIA
Martha’s Kitchen Good Food Club visits India this month with a vegetarian delight for all. Chef Gary has put together another mouth-watering menu to savour. Ticket and menu here

THURSDAY 30TH MAY. 7.30pm
THE GOOD FOOD CLUB presents FINE DINING at MARTHA’S KITCHEN.
Our monthly get together sees chef Gary Pickles produce another fine menu for you food lovers to saviour and enjoy. Booking is essential.

THE CAT CLUB (Classic Album Thursdays)

THURSDAY 9TH MAY – ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT
MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON

DRUG ABUSE, GLOBAL WARMING, CIVIL UNREST, URBAN DECAY, POVERTY
SOUND FAMILIAR? RENOWNED POET AND MARVIN GAYE AFICIONADO STEVE ELY
AND STORYTELLER AND MUSIC DEVOTEE IAN CLAYTON DISCUSS MARVIN GAYE’S 1970 SOUL MASTERPIECE AND ITS RELEVANCE TODAY.

Thursday 13th June – CAROLE KING ‘TAPESTRY’ – SOLD OUT.

THURSDAY 11TH JULY. TICKETS ON SALE SOON.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘DEJA VUE’
The rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (alias CSNY) played their second gig at the Woodstock festival, almost fifty years ago. Within 12 months, they had split up – but not before they recorded Déjà Vu, their first album as a quartet (and their last for almost two decades). Almost every song on Déjà Vu became a rock standard, from ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and ‘Helpless’ to ‘Our House’ and ‘Teach Your Children.’ But the sunny harmonies on the record didn’t reflect the turbulence of the band, or their times.
The full story will be revealed by PETER DOGGETT, whose biography of CSNY is published at the start of July 2019. It tells the in-depth tale of how four combative and uniquely talented individuals outgrew the 60s bands with whom they’d first found fame, and stumbled into each other’s company. The book explains how a musical relationship that began as an idealistic 60s fantasy quickly turned into a 70s nightmare, with effects that are still being felt today.
Peter’s previous books include his definitive account of the Beatles’ break-up and its aftermath, You Never Give Me Your Money; and his expansive history of 125 years of popular music, Electric Shock.

COMING UP:
Thursday 8th August – RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’
Thursday 14th November – THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ 

 

THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME – Tickets and more info.
STORIES, ARTEFACTS, NUGGETS & MEMORIES
IAN CLAYTON in conversation with CP LEE

CP LEE IS A WRITER, BROADCASTER, LECTURER AND PERFORMER WHO HAS WRITTEN ACCLAIMED BOOKS ABOUT DYLAN AND THE MANCHESTER MUSIC SCENE. AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN, HE WAS A MEMBER OF ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS. HE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARIES FOR BBC TV & RADIO.
HE ONCE ATE MUFFINS WITH ANDY WARHOL AND WILL BE BRINGING ALONG HIS UKULELE.

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Tap & BarrelWEEKLY UPDATE

T&B NEW WEBSITE – INTRO

When Dr Samuel Johnson, the great author, linguist and man of letters described “Happiness,” he wrote, “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced, as by a good tavern or inn.”

Here at The Tap and Barrel, we want you to find that happiness. We believe that the pub is truly the hub of community, a place to find friendship, conversation, music, warmth and, of course, fine ale.

We want to create an atmosphere for neighbours and visitors alike and promote the beauty of localism. Our drinks are little poems in a glass, our rooms are waiting for songs to be sung. It’s our story and your story and we can’t wait for them to meet.

This website will keep you up to date with all that is happening here – it’s a groovy little place to start, we’ll grant you that, but this is just a taste.

For the full flavour, you really do need to get out more!

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” Plato

Ian Clayton

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WHAT’S BEEN DONE & WHAT’S TO COME

THE CAT CLUB – CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM EVENTS

BIG thank you to producer and engineer, OWEN MORRIS, for presenting ‘Definitely Maybe,’ on Wednesday 20th June and ‘What’s The Story, Morning Glory,’ on the following Thursday.
The force of nature that is Owen Morris delighted two sold out audiences with his tales of the band and the recording of the two albums. Not bad for a man who said he would never talk about OASIS again.
And a special thanks to BAZ BRADLEY for interviewing Owen – not an easy task but one that he did magnificently.

And another BIG thank you to CHRIS McCLURE – the face on the iconic cover of the Arctic Monkey’s ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,’ cover. Chris regaled with some wonderful tales about his friendship with the band and told us the true story of that legendary photo shoot for the album cover.
And a special thanks to ASH DUNCAN for conducting a world class performance in the interviewer’s chair.

THURSDAY 25TH JULY – THE STONE ROSES. SOLD OUT
A rearranged date from 18th July. Journalist, musician and broadcaster, JOHN ROBB with us to present the STONE ROSES debut album. HEATH COMMON will be interviewing the man who probably knows more about more than the band than anyone else. John wrote the definitive biography about the group – THE STONE ROSES: THE STONE ROSES AND THE RESURRECTION OF BRITISH POP.

MASSIVE ATTACK – BLUE LINES. Thursday 16th August.
APRIL 1991. MASSIVE ATTACK release BLUE LINES: The first masterpiece of what was only termed trip-hop much later, ‘Blue Lines,’ filtered American hip-hop through the lens of British club culture, a stylish, nocturnal sense of scene that encompassed music from rare groove to dub to dance. For some members of this generation – music would never be the same again.
We are delighted to welcome to MELISSA CHEMAM from Paris, France to The CAT Club. Melissa is the author of the new biography of the band, ‘OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE.’ (to be published in September.) Tickets here.

THE DOORS. Rearranged date: Thursday 13th September. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
THE DOORS legendary eponymous debut album in it’s all glory. Presented by the highly acclaimed high priestess of the spoken word – the rather wonderful TORIA GARBUTT.

WITH THE BEATLES. Wednesday 26th September. SOLD OUT
The leading Beatles authority, MARK LEWISOHN, will be with us to present the Fabs’ second album – a mixture of soul classics and original material.
Mark is the author of several Beatles books and was heavily involved in the terrific Anthology project.
THE BEATLES: ALL THESE YEARS, VOLUME 1 – TUNE IN is one of the finest music books ever written. It numbers close to 1,000 pages and details the story of the boys up to 1962. We can’t wait for
volume 2.
“A DELIGHT – THE STORY IS TOLD SO DEFINITIVELY THAT, AFTER THIS, 
THAT REALLY SHOULD BE IT.” THE GUARDIAN.
THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

BACK TO BLACK by AMY WINEHOUSE. Thursday 11th October
We have DOM MORLEY with us for this one. Dom is a world renowned producer who has worked with Adele, Jeff Beck, The Verve, Morrisey, Sting, Mark Ronson and many others. He was the engineer on BACK TO BLACK and won a Grammy award for his efforts. We can’t wait!
TICKETS ON SALE 1ST AUGUST.

THE CAT CLUB – LIVE IN CONCERT (Please note that there will no live blues in event in July)

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST.
We’ll let the accolades speak for themselves for this truly amazing talent:
‘A FINE BLUES GUITARIST – THE MAN TO WATCH.’ GUARDIAN.
’THE LYRICS ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.’ BBC.
‘EFFORTLESSLY BEGUILING, QUITE SUPERB, ASSUREDLY EVOKES THE GHOST OF JOHN MARTYN.’ BLUES MATTERS.
‘ARTICULATE, COMPELLING, BRILLIANT.’ MOJO MAGAZINE.
Enough said. Tickets here.

MORE EVENTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

THE PONTEFRACT UKULELE SOCIAL CLUB meets at The Tap every Monday every evening from 7.30pm. If you are a beginner or a seasoned player you are more than welcome to come along and join in or just sit back and listen.
No finer way to spend a Monday night.

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Tap & BarrelWHAT’S BEEN DONE & WHAT’S TO COME