A feast of mu­sic at the PHT

The Arran Banner - - Leisure -

The Pier­head Tav­ern in Lam­lash has es­tab­lished a firm rep­u­ta­tion as one of the best mu­sic venues on the is­land. It has a feast of mu­sic lined up in the com­ing weeks and some crack­ing Christ­mas treats. Here is what is sched­uled.

Kevin Noon and the Sand­ford Soul Or­ches­tra are no strangers to the fes­ti­val scene, get­ting a rep­u­ta­tion as an en­thralling live act. They are de­scribed as play­ing ‘songs that will lift your spir­its’ by The Celtic

Mu­sic Re­view, and ‘Kevin Noon sings with a pleas­ing rough edged qual­ity’, says Sue Wil­son from Scot­land on Sun­day. Kevin has been back in the stu­dio re­leas­ing an al­bum called By The Foot of the Moun­tain and their mu­sic is de­scribed as Scot­tish folk-driven North­ern Soul which you can hear at the PHT on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 14 at 9pm then again Sun­day Oc­to­ber 15 at 4pm

Sta­tus Quo lovers

Great friends of The PHT, Back­wa­ter – Scot­land’s ul­ti­mate Sta­tus Quo trib­ute – are def­i­nitely the finest Quo trib­ute in the UK. Straight back from a Quo con­fer­ence in Mine­head, they are stop­ping by at the PHT to take on the clas­sic 70s hard rock­ing ‘fran­tic four’ on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 21.

Re­search, at­ten­tion to de­tail in the com­po­si­tion of Quo’s mu­sic and the on­stage de­liv­ery from these four nat­u­rally tal­ented mu­si­cians has made Back­wa­ter an in-de­mand act all over the UK and be­yond. It will be a very hot and sticky night - and, don’t for­get your air gui­tars!

Cel­e­bra­tion of young mu­si­cians

‘De­spite spend­ing 20 years in sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion in Hert­ford­shire and Es­sex, I have never come across so many tal­ented young mu­si­cians as there are on Ar­ran,’ said Jane Howe, owner of The PHT.

The Sun­day ses­sions in­volv­ing young peo­ple have been par­tic­u­larly suc­cess­ful, pro­vid­ing the artists a safe and sup­port­ive place to ap­pear in pub­lic. The next will be Sun­day Oc­to­ber 29, fol­lowed by a Christ­mas Eve fam­ily spe­cial on Sun­day De­cem­ber 24 both start­ing at 3pm.

All young peo­ple are wel­come to the af­ter­noons to sing or play an in­stru­ment and are also in­vited to join friends from Lam­lash Church on Sun­day De­cem­ber 10 to an af­ter­noon of car­ols.

Christ­mas party spe­cials

Mean­while, the PHT has pulled out of the hat the best of the bands to play at its Christ­mas party spe­cials nights. When Will and the Wild Horse came last to the PHT they had the crowd speech­less while watch­ing the phe­nom­e­nal 12-minute drum duet (see the PHT Face­book videos). Then Scotch, the most awe­some band from Hol­land, had ev­ery­one on the floor then leap­ing in the air! A night of rock might be your thing from Au­diosin and ru­mour has it that Ar­tran’s own The News Band will be vis­it­ing sup­ported by Matt John­son. The PHT has its finest Hog­manay Hoot ever lined up from the most tal­ented Ge­orge Lind­say who played in Chicago with BB King’s daugh­ter.

See www.thepht.co.uk for full list­ings.

Scotch who will be play­ing at the PHT dur­ing the Christ­mas party sea­son.

Some young Ar­ran mu­si­cians at a pre­vi­ous con­cert.

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