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Once a month (and sometimes twice) the joint is jumping and what we guarantee is happy, smiling faces. Since Brookfield Nights began, some top names have passed through. Everybody has a ball and each time, a charity benefits as profits go to a worthy causes. Among those we have helped are:

ROKPA, the charity which does so much valuable work in Nepal with Tibetan refugees.

Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust, the hospital for wild creatures large and small in Ayrshire.

Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

The Tsunami Disaster Appeal

Swarbaid, to help British folk legend Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) get back on his feet after double lung transplant surgery.

African Youth Development Action Project, towards sports training initiatives for young people in Liberia.

Brookfield Nights may be popular with our regulars but musicians also enjoy our beautiful village hall as one of the better of the small-is-beautiful gigs in Scotland.

 
We aim to encourage more local communities to join with us to try and develop a circuit, using Brookfield as an example of what can be achieved in a rural setting.

In the past, we have been entertained by world-class performers such Huun-Huur-Tu, 3hattrio, The Stray Birds, The California Feetwarmers, The Mike + Ruthy Band, Furnace Mountain, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Front Country, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, The Hot Seats, Väsen, Chris Smither, Connla, Bronwynne Brent, Petunia & The Vipers, David Olney, Rebecca Pronsky, Laura Boosinger, The Wilders, The Wiyos, Woody Pines, Hillfolk Noir, Cam Penner & Jon Wood, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Greg Trooper, Nathan Bell, Fidil, Justin Townes Earle, The Crooked Jades, Andy Fairweather Low, The Mountain Firework Company, The Classic Jazz Orchestra, The New Rope Stringband, Vatersay Boys, Fraser Fifield, Lollo Meier Quartet, featuring Tcha Limberger and many, many more.

What do they share in common? They all want to return, and some have indeed been welcomed back.

Keep checking our forthcoming attractions list below for all of the news on who’s on next at these local events in Kilbarchan, where the best of roots music is showcased through the year.
 
         
 
 

All events at The Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan - Doors: 7.30pm. Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

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Tuesday, July 25:
The California Feetwarmers



Recognised as one of the hottest bands playing out of one of America’s steamiest States, The California Feetwarmers return to Europe for festivals in Switzerland, Scotland and Ireland.

Last time the band was over here they wowed an ecstatic crowd at the 1000-capacity Old Fruitmarket during Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival.

Since then, the seven-piece has continued to impress on both sides of the Atlantic and gathered praise from some of the biggest names in the biz.

When they played the swankiest nightclub in Beverly Hills, where Hollywood’s A-list go to have themselves some fun, Sir Tom Jones enjoyed the show so much he declared himself a fan.

He wasn’t the first big name to fall under their groovy spell…this is the band that Keb’ Mo’ sought out to provide an air of authenticity when he recorded his BluesAmericana album. The collaboration won them a Grammy-nomination.

One of the main visiting atttractions for this year’s Edinburgh Blues and Jazz Festival, when Keb’ Mo’ grabbed them to provide the right feel for the track that won them so much attention, he did so as he wanted it to be “a joyous thing – a party,” he told The Wall Street Journal.

…Now couldn’t we all do with a bit of that in our lives right now!

Doors: 7.30pm – music 8pm. Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

 

 
 
 

Tuesday, August 8:
The Honeycutters



There’s been quite a hunger in the UK to see this band following the release of two stunning albums, each of which won them glowing reviews and put them in many “Best-Of” end-of-the-year lists. We are delighted to finally be bringing them in for a run of dates, to quench the thirst. Here is what some of the media have been saying on this side of the Atlantic:

“Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs”– David Innes, R2 magazine

“Unquestionably one of the finest Americana albums of 2016” - Folk Radio UK

“Excellent – destined for a great future”– John Roffey, Maverick magazine

“One of my favourite albums of the year” – Mike Morrison, AmericanRootsUK

Doors: 7.30pm – music 8pm. Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

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Wednesday, August 23:
Clive Gregson



It is a great pleasure to welcome Clive Gregson back to Kilbarchan following his last sold-out show here where he was left feeling that we all understood we had spent a night in the company of one of the true masters.
Rolling Stone called Clive "the state of the art in British folk-rock," Mary Chapin Carpenter named him as one of her favorite songwriters and Guitar Player magazine has him listed as one of the "Great Guitarists."
Clive's songs have been recorded by many top names including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes and Fairport Convention.
Of course, some of you may remember him as the main driving force behind the great late-70s band, Any Trouble.

"One of Britain's most cultured singer-songwriters" - The Times

"Adult pop from one of the most emotionally literate songwriters around" - The Guardian

"A superb song-writer and fine guitarist, keyboard player and producer" - The Telegraph

"Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to
expect...he does the lot"
- The Independent

Doors: 7.30pm – music 8pm. Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

 
 
         
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