Concerts 2021 with ticket links

November 19th

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

Venue Beechey Room The York House Centre London Road Stony Stratford MILTON KEYNES MK11 1JQ

Doors open 7.30pm concert starts 8.00pm

There will be a bottle bar (cash only) – or bring your own if you prefer

Tickets £8.80 via wegottickets or £9.00 on the door (cash only)

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“The detail in the arrangements, and the sheer quality of the vocals and musicianship are of a knock-your-socks off calibre. This is a master craftsman and craftswoman at work.” RnR

“There’s no doubt that Ellis is a fine guitar player and Boo Howard has a sultry melodic tone to her voice that pulls you in… whilst the music is sweet and the melodies are charming the lyrics really do have some bite. Walking Wounded sounds gorgeous, but the tale of sadness and loss belies the sweetness.” Maverick

“It’s accomplished songwriting, sweet harmonies, catchy choruses, impeccable playing, perfect pitch and faultless production. You could be forgiven thinking that you were listening to a major label release.” Fatea

December 11th

The Melrose Quartet perform the Rudolf Variations and other seasonal favourites.

Venue: The Main Hall The York House Centre London Road, Stony Stratford MILTON KEYNES MK11 1JQ

Doors open: 7.30 concert starts 8.00pm

There will be a York House bar (cash only)

Tickets £15.40 from wegottickets.

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“…all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy”

Martin Simpson

From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people. All four are internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teachers and in 2017 they were proud to be named the new patrons of Whitby Folk week.

Their 2017 album Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with “Fifty Verses”, their BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD released in 2014.

In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire – carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody.

The band’s latest release The Rudolph Variations is a full-length album with a range of joyous seasonal songs from traditional carols to contemporary wassails. It accompanies the Melrose Quartet special Christmas show A Bright New Year,  a fun evening of music & song, dressing up, games with prizes, lots of choruses to join in with, and an award for the most memorable Christmas jumper.

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