Garway, South Herefordshire HR2 8RQ
for the best in Village Hall entertainment
Hereford based Stash, originally known as Secret Stash, were formed in 2005 from members
of Herefordshire bands, Jack's Hammer, Nature of Wires, Joey The Crow, Millennia and Pink Floyd
tribute band Wish We Were Them.
Having built a reputation as solid, well-crafted and musically gifted performers,Stash delivered a
spectacular fusion of Celtic Rock/Folk.
Garway Live!/Arts Alive with the Arletty Theatre Company and their new show 'Swan Canaries'. It
wa a powerful piece of theatre based on the real life story of the women known as the ' Canary
Arletty Theatre were delighted to announce that Swan Canaries won Best Theatre Production at
Buxton Fringe 2014!
This moving and entertaining musical play told the story of the Chilwell Canary Girls, whose
bravery got their factory known as “The VC Factory”.
Ria Ashcroft, Angela Warren, Hannah Stone and Imogen Joyce in Swan Canaries – photograph by Ralph Barklam
After a Summer break we were back with Hybrid-Reggae-Fusion - courtesy of 'SUBDUCTION', a
five piece band from the heart of the Cotswolds.
Exciting, dynamic, NEW and ORIGINAL. This is reggae, but not as you knew it.
Rocky, dubby with a twist and a kick like a mule.
This wasn't no ordinary reggae band…
The Troy Redfern Band
Troy Redfern grew up in the Welsh borders in the shadow of Hergest Ridge, and
began playing guitar at the age of twelve after watching the infamous over the top
“Johnny B Goode” scene in the film “Back to the Future”. He spent much of his
musical formative years playing, writing and performing with Joe Gooch (until
recently with Ten Years After), when both were living in the small border town of
Kington in Herefordshire. In 2008,Troy built his very own studio and began
exploring production and writing, experimenting with eclectic genres ranging from
straight ahead blues, to roots - based progressive avant –garde styles of music.
Out of this material came his first two albums “Werewolf Etiquette”and “Playing
The Devil's Violin Company with their new show
’The Forbidden Door’
The Forbidden Door.
What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
We were welcomed to a cinema of the mind- with their visceral combination of live music and dynamic
storytelling, The Devil’s Violin wove an enchantment of melody and mystery.
Don't open that door!
As soon as the rule is laid down, we knew it would be broken. Once the door was opened, then what -
The Devil's Violin has been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006. Acclaimed
storyteller Daniel Morden, joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Oliver Wilson-
Dickson transported us into the world of the imagination.
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
In the space of 2 short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos
on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin
player create music that Folk Roots say is:
“A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant!”
Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling
voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin
players in the UK. With Show of Hands off the road for a year, the duo are embarking on an extensive tour of the British
Isles in support of their arresting new CD “Sing A Full Song”.
On Saturday 28 February Garway Village Hall was packed to the gunnels with local people who came out in the rain to
enjoy an evening with Ian Sherwood. This was an event sponsored by Arts Alive which brought a rising young Canadian
songwriter and musician to the rural backwaters of Herefordshire.
Ian was a talented and inspirational performer. He narrated the evening with stories of his life on the road, Canada, Iceland,
his muses and family. He was warm and friendly, engaging all the audience in his stories and songs. Playing guitar, loop
pedal, saxophone and with a powerful singing voice, Ian performed a varied repertoire of lively and moving songs that he
had written over the years and the previous day. It was a great evening thoroughly enjoyed by an appreciative audience.
Thanks for the review Sarah.
Past Events 2015
for the best in Village entertainment
Garway, South Herefordshire HR2 8RQ
February 28th 2015
March 13th 2015
May 9th 2015
July 11th 2015
September 19th 2015
October 3rd 2015
November 28th 2015