It’s a Family affair for pub’s first club night

Annie Spedding
Annie Spedding

Morecambe-based old time roots duo The Kilcawley Family feature as part of a new evening of live and recorded music at The Lord Ashton in Lancaster this weekend.

Run, Rabbit, Run! is a brand new club night dedicated to playing the best music from the 50s and 60s, to be held monthly at the North Road pub.

The evening will kick-start with co-hosts The Kilcawley Family doing a one-off live performance, with DJ sets from The Black Mountain Boys and special guest Joe, from The Heartbreaks.

The Kilcawley Family are due to perform at the BBC Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow this month and are touring the UK with American old-time duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West in April.

Louiza Kilcawley said: “Lancaster is such an interesting, eclectic city, yet among the clubs in Lancaster none feature an alternative night anything like Run, Rabbit, Run!”

The night is also hosted by “vinyl welding music enthusiasts” and local DJs The Black Mountain Boys, who will be doing a set of mainly 1960s psychedelia and 1950’s rock and roll.

There will also be a guest DJ set from Joe Kondras of The Heartbreaks, who, having just returned from touring Japan, will be playing his personal collection of Northern soul and Motown.

The launch night for this event is being held on Friday, February 1, and the first Friday of the month thereafter. Music starts at 9.30pm and runs until 4am. Next Thursday, February 7, Totally Wired returns for its first event of 2013, this time in its new venue, and a new venue in itself, Priory Hall in China Street.

Organiser Richaard Davis said: “We plan to mix classic tunes over the venue’s PA with short acoustic sets from Olly Wareham, Annie Spedding and Lucas Button.

“During the whole of the evening we’ll also be projecting silent films.

“I’m planning on playing a lot of local artists like Lovely Eggs, Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, Heartbreaks, Ottersgear etc, as well as some big names, all in a friendly, informal atmosphere.”

The event is free and starts at 7pm with a finish time of 10pm.

In Halton tomorrow night, Friday, Sounds From The Hound at The Greyhound pub marks its second musical offering, with performances from Ribble Valley-based trio The Beat Based Conserve and singer-songwriter Mark Duckworth.

Music starts at around 8pm, and entry is free.

And while on the subject of new venues and new residencies, Lancaster vocalist Sue Parish sings at the John O’ Gaunt pub on Sunday, February 3, and will do so on the first Sunday of every month. Swinging assistance comes from top North West jazzmen Andrzej Baranek on keys, and Frank Grime on bass.

The music starts at 9pm ond admission is free.

Finally, in just two weeks’ time, Morecambe welcomes two of the biggest names in the beatboxing world, who will be performing together at The Hothouse.

This intimate gig by Reeps One – who has been the UK Beatbox champion for two years in a row – and Hobbit, who is a host of the International Beatbox Convention in London and New York, take the stage together on February 15.

Reeps One is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines, and has supported acts including Rusko, Bengra, Skream and Emalkay and performed alongside the likes of The Prodigy and De La Soul.

He’s played Glastonbury three times, and wowed the crowds at shows in Britain and abroad.

Hobbit has been performing to packed venues for nine years.

His DVD Do the Beatbox has been a hit, and his video on YouTube has attracted several million views worldwide.

In 2010, Hobbit wrote and performed the soundtrack to acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Boy, which toured extensively around the UK.

Tickets for the gig are priced £8/£5conc. Call 01524 831997.