Pianothon for Madagascar ‘Tree Twins’

Join us for a piano music marathon, a cuppa (maybe a cake too) and a browse of the book stall. You don’t have to stay for the whole twelve hours!

Queniborough’s Megan R and family are fundraising for MfM’s Tree Twinning, linking our village’s trees with trees in Madagascar.

“In Madagascar 80% of the plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth. Tree Twinning directly protects biodiversity, mitigates climate change, and strengthens communities. We don’t just plant trees and walk away. We work with the communities who plant the trees so that both people and plants flourish together, sustainably.”

MfM (Money for Madagascar)

The pianothon starts at 8:00 AM in St Mary’s Church, Queniborough and moves to Queniborough Village Hall at 11:00 AM. There will be piano playing across the whole 12 hours with special guests and other musicians from the village taking part. We’d love to see you at any time before the finish line at 8:00 PM.

You can make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/queni-pianothon.

Find out more about Tree Twinning for Madagascar at https://moneyformadagascar.org/tree_twins/.

Bonfire Radicals, 16 March 2019

Bonfire Radicals logo like a peacock or phoenix with a quote and four star rating from Songlines magazine.

Saturday 16th March 2019, doors open 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm
£10 in advance; £8 for 60+ in advance; £6 for under 16s in advance; £25 for group in advance; or £12 on the door.
Suitable for ages 6+. Licensed bar open from 7pm. Raffle and refreshments raising money for Queniborough Village Hall.

“Raucous and eclectic, sheer merriment in a gorgeous set of ideas and influences, guaranteed to leave you smiling from ear to ear.” – **** SONGLINES

“One of the most exciting and eclectic musical groups I have heard for a very long time.” – ROCK SOCIETY

The Bonfire Radicals blend gorgeous medieval and Celtic folk, dynamic eastern European jazz-swing and punchy world-beats into a unique sonic identity that truly beguiles.

Armed with emotive vocals, melodic classical recorders and woodwind, electrifying fiddle, and a tight rocking rhythm section, theirs is a boldly original and highly-spirited, at times gloriously chaotic, live stage show.

Check them out at https://www.bonfireradicals.com/media or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bonfire Radicals' group photograph like a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, six people gatherered in the dark, their faces illumunated by a flame held by the woman in the centre.

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Poster for the show "Ensonglopedia of Animals"
Saturday 15 September 2018 at 7:30 pm

A brand new animal song for each letter of the alphabet. Learn fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty beetles and amazing archispirostrepsuses. Expect the unexpected… and expect it to rhyme!

If you enjoyed the original, hilarious songs and energetic, imaginative performance of The Origin of Species, you will want to see the newest offering from its creator John Hinton. Tickets £10 in advance, £25 for a family of four, £9 concessions and £12 on the door. There will be a licensed bar and refreshments. All this is suitable entertainment for ages 5 to 105. Don’t miss this LIVE THEATRE in your village! See you there!


Truths and Tall Tales from Kel Elliott

Kel Elliott and her three man orchestra Truth and Tall Tales poster

Saturday 17th March 2018, doors open 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm
£9 in advance; £8 concessions in advance (under 18 or over 60) or £11 on the door.
Suitable for ages 12+.
Licensed bar.

One singer, four musicians, twenty instruments and a show you will never forget. From RTS favourite Kel Elliott, we present ‘Truths and Tall Tales’.

With a new look band and brand new songs, Kel takes us into a world of lightness and shadows with songs of love, loss, happiness and woe. Kel Elliott presents an innovative set which as well as featuring her trade mark vocal and double bass playing also features a three man orchestra playing instruments which are far from the ordinary.

Kel introduces her band as they play everything from Melodica to Bass Clarinet and Accordion to Ukulele. This is a musical journey which captivates the audience with a sense of fun and mischievousness.

‘Truth and Tall Tales’ heightens the senses with songs that explore musical imagination and which tell the stories of the characters inside us all.

‘Truth and Tall Tales’ supports Kel’s forthcoming album and brings you to one of the most exciting and intriguing performances in the UK.

Website: kelelliott.com
Facebook: Kelelliottband
Instagram: kelelliottandher3manorchestra
Twitter: kelelliottband

If The River Was Whiskey, by Holy Moly & The Crackers

Poster flyer for If The River Was Whisky by Holy Moly and The Crackers at Queniborough Village Hall on 3rd October 2015

Saturday 3 October 2015 at 7:30 pm

Join Holy Moly & The Crackers for an evening of high-energy music, tall tales and hard liquor. The perfect collision of rowdy music, dancing, storytelling and drinking, the wrangling folk band lead you through the tale of Willie O’Connell whose love affair with whiskey leads him away from home and into the path of malt soaked Scots, wild women and old American moonshiners.

If The River Was Whiskey is an evening filled with singing, laughing, dancing and drinking as the six piece band take you on a thrilling and hilarious journey.

Rag Mama Rag

Rag Mama Rag musical duo illustration with guitar and washboard

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7:30pm

Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound with a dazzling range of instruments.

Ashley Dow on guitars, ukulele and vocals and Deborah Dow on harmonica, washboard, percussion and backing vocals, provide skilled musicianship and sounds that will have your feet tapping.

With a scintillating mixture of ’20s and ’40s Blues based music, including Mississippi Blues and East Coast Ragtime, Ashley and Deborah perform a stunning set ranging from slow melodies to fast paced rocking tunes, with superb finger picking for good measure!


The Creole Brothers

The Creole Brothers musical trio with guitar, fiddle, accordion and hats.

Saturday 29 November 2014 at 7:00 pm

“A spiced up creole stew of the best folk/roots melodeon led music from the seas and woodlands of the British Isles, flavoured with the fiddle and guitar driven melodies of the rivers and mountains of Appalachia all the way down to the accordion pumping rhythms of the hot and steamy swamps and bayous of Cajun and Creole Louisiana. Plus some of our original delightful compositions to add pepper to the gumbo. All delivered with our own wry humorous take on life, love and music.”