Night of music at St John’s Church

Dan Haywood.
Dan Haywood.

St John’s Church opens its doors again next weekend for a night of music.

Following on from its popularity as a music venue during Lancaster’s recent music festival, the church, in North Road, will be home for the night to three-and-a-half hours of music.

Dan Haywood’s New Hawks and Emma Tricca go to Church takes place next Friday, December 14. Described by some as the city’s most attractive and atmospheric venue, there will be a bespoke light installation to balance its grandeur with cosiness.

The evening will kick off at 8pm with a set from Italian-born Londoner Emma Tricca.

She’s a highly accomplished and respected vocalist, writer and fingerpicking folk guitarist who counts Judy Collins and Jools Holland among her 

This will be followed by the main event – a special set from acidic folk-rockers Dan Haywood’s New Hawks.

The act will be celebrating a very successful autumn touring the grandest venues in Europe supporting Swedish superstar The Tallest Man on Earth, as well as the release of their new Static Caravan Recordings album Field Notes.

This will be the debut of a wildly exotic 15-piece incarnation of Haywood’s acclaimed project, featuring pedal steel, lap steel, strings and three drumkits.

Entrance is £5.

Take your own alcoholic or soft drinks and refreshments as the church will not have a bar on the night.