Thursday, 11 February 2016

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THREE local rock bands come together for a charity show at Sanctuary, in Barrow, tomorrow night.

Instrumental outfits Crane and Cassie team up with new covers band Red Baron to raise money for the Costa Coffee Foundation, which helps provide access to education for children from coffee-growing communities in Africa and Central America.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets priced £5 are available from the venue and Costa Coffee on Dalton Road, Barrow. All proceeds go to charity.

CELTIC punk band The Bad Rats will help celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Millom Palladium on Saturday.

The seven-piece play Irish-influenced rock in the same vein as Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and The Pogues.

Support comes from fellow punk band Flatline Stereo.

Doors for the show open at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance at a reduced rate from Spoilt for Choice, The Bridge Cafe and Stags, all in Millom, or on the door.

BARROW rock outfit CodeJak have a headline show in Kendal on Saturday.

The four-piece have recently wrapped up recording on their latest album and will be showcasing the new tracks at Dickie Doodles.

Support for the evening is yet to be confirmed. Music gets under way around 9pm and entrance is free.

DENIS Horan will be appearing as his alter ego Denny O’Horan for a St Patrick’s Day special at The Engineers Club, on Abbey Road, Barrow, on Saturday.

The well-known local singer will performing Irish favourites, such as Whiskey in the Jar, Molly Malone, Fields of Athenry, and Black Velvet Band.

He will also be singing at the Barrow Labour Club on Sunday night.

Both shows start at 9pm and entrance is free.

THE Dales play their first show at the Tally Ho, in Barrow, on Saturday.

The Barrow covers band returned to action last week, welcoming new guitarist and former SYFA man Dean Zaccarini to the fold.

Hits from the likes of The Courteeners, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, and The Verve are all sure to feature in their set.

The free show starts at 9pm.

THE Hope and Anchor, in Ulverston, has three nights of live music, starting tonight with The Dave Wearing Swing Four.

The band are a low-volume, guitar-based quartet led by clarinet/tenor sax, and playing standard tunes from the 1920s and 30s.

Acoustic singer-songwriter The Lovely Rita is Friday night’s live act, performing tunes from Nat King Cole to melodic folk ballads, and on Saturday Gwen Hechle and Joe Slater lead an acoustic St Patrick’s Day event. All shows are free.

THE Cross Keys pub in Barrow plays host to local hard rock band Dead Man’s Tequila tomorrow night. The support slot will be filled by a new band called Livin’ Endlessly, who will be playing an acoustic set. The music starts around 9pm, runs until late, and admission is free.

COVERS band Rush Hour are back in action again this weekend. The five-piece band, who play a diverse mix of rock and pop classics, will be appearing at the Soccer Bar on Wilkie Road in Barrow. The music starts around 9pm, and there will be a small door charge.

FOUR Day Creep will be playing one of their rare gigs this weekend when they stop off at the West Shore Bowling Club on Biggar Bank, Walney. The four-piece band will be playing their own mix of classic rock and blues with a twist on Saturday night. Music starts around 9.15pm.

PETE Kassell, one of the most renowned guitarists in the area, has two solo shows this weekend. Tomorrow night, he will be sharing the bill along with Martin Smith at the Piel Castle in Ulverston. Saturday night will see Pete playing live at The Newton pub in Dalton. Both gigs start around 9.30pm and offer free admission.


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