Saturday 5 February, 2022

Martin Simpson

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin Simpson’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.

40 years after he recorded his first album, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues, and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world; he is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world.

Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, Martin’s solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. He has had the most nominations of any performer in the history of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, being shortlisted an astonishing 32 times, including 13 as Musician of the Year, and h has twice won that particular accolade.

A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art.

“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene sounds better than ever’ – The Guardian

Tickets £15 available from Masham Community Office open 10am-3pm.

Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Fearby & Healey WI

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 21:30

A talk and demonstration by Amy fairburn of Rosemary & Twine
Competition: Valentines Day

We are a friendly, kind and supportive WI, part of North Yorkshire West Federation. Fearby and Healey are two villages local to Masham, however we now have members from a wide surrounding area, and we hold our meetings in Masham Town Hall. We are always pleased to welcome new members or visitors to our meetings. We always have a competition at each meeting connected to the topic of the night. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, unless alternative times and venues are stated.

For more information please contact Judie Smith, President 01845 567518 or Nicola Sykes, Secretary 01765 689928.

Saturday 26 February, 2022

ABBA Sensation

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:00 - 22:00

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, ABBA Sensation play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. Their stunning stage show combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.

With all the hits from Waterloo to Super Trouper, a great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all ages; whether you’re a Honey Honey or a Dancing Queen, you’ll be saying Thank You for the Music afterwards.

Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm. There will be seating and standing/dancefloor available. Please arrive early to be guaranteed a seat.

Tickets £15 available from Masham Community Office 01765 680200 open 10am-3pm.

Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Fearby & Healey WI – AGM

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
13:00 - 14:00

AGM and social time
Competition: photograph ‘When I was young’

We are a friendly, kind and supportive WI, part of North Yorkshire West Federation. Fearby and Healey are two villages local to Masham, however we now have members from a wide surrounding area, and we hold our meetings in Masham Town Hall. We are always pleased to welcome new members or visitors to our meetings. We always have a competition at each meeting connected to the topic of the night. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, unless alternative times and venues are stated.

For more information please contact Judie Smith, President 01845 567518 or Nicola Sykes, Secretary 01765 689928.

Friday 11 March, 2022

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

“Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour” – Daily Telegraph
“Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious” – David Mitchell

Tickets £14 available from Masham Community Office 01765 680200 open 10am-3pm.

Saturday 30 April, 2022

Gary Delaney: “Gary in Punderland”

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 19:30

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!

One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Tickets £20.00 available from Masham Community Office 01765 680200 open 10am-3pm.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

Lindisfarne

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
18:30 - 22:00

Tyneside folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE first grabbed the attention of the country in 1970 with their debut album Nicely Out of Tune. There followed a string of memorable albums and chart hits including Meet Me on the CornerWe Can Swing TogetherFog On The TyneLady Eleanor and Run For Home.

With a repertoire of unforgettable songs and a reputation for live performance second to none, LINDISFARNE’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.

After many changes in personnel over the last 50 years, the band return to form in 2020 to celebrate ‘50 Years of Lindisfarne with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar.

Tickets available from Masham Community Office on 01765-680200 or email info@visitmasham.com.

Saturday 6 August, 2022

The Great American Songbook

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 19:30

Enjoy a night of jazz classics as we welcome The Earl Grey Saxes to town all the way from the Scottish borders. Ain’t Misbehavin, Fever, All That Jazz and more…they’ve performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and now they’re here in Masham!

The group is made up of 4/5 of the Borders Big Band Sax Section: Paul Cormie, Sam Lord, Simon McCann and Camille Castledine, along with multitasking support Cath Cormie on everything from violin to the kitchen sink. Earl Grey Saxes have been playing in the big band and in other groups together for years and that coupled with their love of ‘posh tea’ and homemade cake gave Paul the idea to form them into a group. It turned out to be the best idea ever…they get to drink tea, eat cake and enjoy playing a wide variety of music.

This event will raise money for local charity Mashamshire Community Office as well as Bone Cancer Research Trust so grab a ticket!

Tickets available from Mashamshire Community Office: tel 01765 680200