CONCERTS 2023 archive

An annual series of concerts is hosted by Dave Nelson at Wainsgate where musicians, (sometimes poets), and audiences alike can make the most of the Chapel’s near-perfect acoustic.

Sunday March 26 3pm


Alyssium & The Ruth Gardziel Trio 

A delightful afternoon of highly contrasting music – and with both groups taking advantage of the Wainsgate Chapel’s superb acoustic. Find out more

Sunday April 23 3pm 

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman

Anglo-Alaskan acoustic world music duo

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Saturday April 29 7.30pm

The Lounge Society 

Intimate concert from this band who all hail from the Upper Calder Valley and have come to prominence nationally since 2020 with their politically charged songs underpinned by great dance beats and Indie-punk attitude. However for their Wainsgate concert, in a unique, unplugged departure from their normal style, The Lounge Society will be performing acoustically to a sit-down audience.

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Saturday May 20 3pm 

Sarah McQuaid 

Singer Songwriter – contemporary folk

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Sunday May 21 3pm 

Dale Storr

Solo piano – the sound of New Orleans

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Sunday June 11 7pm

Shirley Smart Trio  

Eclectic jazz/world music threesome

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Saturday June 17 3pm

Trio Chuva 

Manchester-based folk/classical ensemble

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Sunday July 30 3pm 

Kim Moore: What the trumpet taught me  

POETRY & BRASS – with Yorkshire Volunteers Brass Ensemble

Introduced by Amanda Dalton

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Saturday September 9 3pm 

Threeway (jazz) trio” The Guardian

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Friday September 15 7.30pm 

Joy Ellis Trio

‘Evocative, completely immersive, and unapologetically beautiful.’ UK Vibe

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Sunday September 24 7.30pm

Atlas Bridge

Celtic acoustic and folk

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Saturday October 14 3pm 

Red Hippo

with support: Tongue & Groove 

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Saturday October 21 3pm

Polaris Duo

Award-winning saxophone and harp duo

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Saturday December 16 5pm

Dave Nelson’s Christmas Singalong

A feature in the Hebden Bridge Festive calendar for over 30 years, the Singalong is a good old-fashioned round the piano family event.