RIBCHESTER'S FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DRAMA

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ROBBIE WAUGH - Swing Singer

Venue: The Black Bull, Ribchester

Time: 10:00pm

Price: Free

Robbie  is a professional singer with strong ties to the Ribble Valley. He has built a strong working relationship with Ribcaged Productions, including performing in 'Stop the Train' and has recently returned from working in the USA.

FESTIVAL QUIZ NIGHT

Venue: The Black Bull, Ribchester

Time: 8:00pm

Price: £1 per person (pay on the door)

Come along and enjoy a Local Knowledge and Music quiz. Teams of no more than 6. With a cash prize and butties provided!

Festival Programme

Ribcaged Productions Ltd is delighted to present the line-up for RIBFEST 2017. This Summertime festival of music and drama in Ribchester, in the beautiful Ribble Valley, is now in it's second year following a highly successful and award winning inaugural year in 2016.

 

You can browse all the RIBFEST 2017 events in date order below. To book tickets, click on the ticket icon next to the listings of your choice or visit the Tickets page.

 

Ribfest aims to have something for everyone, with a large range of different types of music and entertainment. To  ensure everyone’s enjoyment we have defined each event as a Gig, Concert, or Theatre Performance/Event to accommodate everyone’s needs and expectations.

 

GIG - These will be lively performances with opportunities to let your hair down and have a party. For some of these events seating maybe limited to provide enough room for you to boogie the night away. The bar will be open during the gig, with no set breaks (come and go as you please) and we we have marked in each concert where food will be available during the performance. Laugh, dance and most of all have fun!

 

CONCERT - These are more formal musical concerts, we politely ask for quiet during the performance. The bar will be closed during the performance and interval drinks will be available to order. Please note  that if you need to leave during the performance you may be asked to wait till an appropriate moment before re-entering the concert. Food will not be available at the concerts.

 

Theatre Productions and Events - These will be relaxed, family friendly performances with an interval where drinks and refreshments will be available. Often you will be encouraged to join in…but don’t worry its not compulsory!

Event Listings

POISON IN THE PARISH - Performed by RATS

Venue: Meet outside the White Bull

Time: 7:00pm

Price: £6 Adults, £3 Children

A family friendly murder mystery promenade production by Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society. Colourful village characters weave a tapestry of intrigue and delight against a backdrop of Ribchester Roman heritage.

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD - St Wilfrid's School Production

Venue: St Wilfrid's Primary School, Ribchester

Time: 4:00pm

Price: Free

A free show from the St Wilfrid's School after-school drama club with Ribcaged Productions. All welcome.

A WOMAN TO THE WAVES - Performed by Ribcaged Productions (SOLD OUT)

Venue: St Peter & St. Paul Parish Centre

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £8

An exploration of the sea, love and loss  through the eyes of fisherman families. It tells the stories of couples whose relationship involve the unpredictable sea and what it is to be a Fishwife.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER - Guitar and Sax

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 9:00pm

Price: £10

A superb Lancashire based duo with Dean Masser on Sax and Rick Holmes on Guitar playing Jazz Standards in a relaxed atmosphere.  

TOWER TOURS

Venue: St Wilfrid's Church

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Price: Donations Invited

An escorted climb to the top of the tower of the beautiful St Wilfrid’s Church to admire the scenic views over the village and see the bells in the bell chamber. Caution! The climb can be difficult, the steps are uneven and exiting at the top requires dexterity. Donations invited towards the Raise the Roof Heritage Appeal.

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INDIGO ROSE

Venue: The White Bull

Time: 10:00pm

Price: Free

Expect ethereal vocals, unearthly melodies, shimmering guitars, warm bass tones, 80s charm and atmospheric soundscapes from Indigo Rose's debut EP - The Cold Spell.

SCHOOL DISCO - St. Wilfrid's Pupils Only

Venue: St. Wilfrid's Primary School

Time: 6:00pm Infants, 7:00pm Juniors

Price: Free

Ribfest is dedicated to supporting and encouraging young people’s love and enjoyment of music and arts. As part of the Festival this end of term disco will also have fun and games. All money raised goes to the PTFA.

wed-19-july

FAT JACK'S GARAGE - Rhythm and Blues

Venue: The Black Bull

Time: 10:00pm

Price: Free

Fat Jacks Garage are a Rhythm and Blues band formed in the early 1980s. They had quite a following, gigging countrywide, and covering various bands from the Clash to the Blues Brothers, Ry Cooder to Dr Feelgood. Late in 2016, they bumped into each other, remembered what a laugh they had, drank some beer and decided to do it again!

thur-20-july

ADVENTURES IN MIDDLE EARTH - Comedy Theatre Performance

Venue: St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Centre

Time: 6:00pm

Price: £8 Adults, £4 Children

Join us on an Adventure in Middle Earth, as the stories of Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf come to life before your eyes! A mixture of interactive stories, games and Hobbit like silliness, it will be fun for all the family.

THE MANCHESTER CEILIDH TRIO - Scottish Folk Trio

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £10

One of the UK's finest professional ceilidh bands. Comprising of fiddle, piano, and drums they deliver fantastically energetic ceilidh sets ensuring your night will be entertaining from the first note to the last.

ROTH DUO - Classical Guitar Duo

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £10

Formed through a shared love of chamber music, the Roth Duo was created in 2014 and quickly began to have a musical following after playing for many different music societies and events held at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

TAYLOR & THE MASON (PLUS ALEX HULME SUPPORT) - Folk Concert

Venue: St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Centre

Time: 9:30pm

Price: £10

Taylor and the Mason have been rocking around Manchester for about 3 years - an acoustic duo consisting of two ladies who have a passion for good harmonies, good times and good guitar music. Alex Hulme is a Garstang-based folk pop singer, writer and loop-maker.

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ITALIAN OPERA BITES - Opera Recital (SOLD OUT)

Venue: Potters Barn

Time: 6:00pm

Price: £5 Concert Only or £12 Concert with Supper

Early evening Arias performed by James Hutton in a wonderful setting of Potters Barn. James began his vocal studies in North Wales and entered The Royal College of Music in 1981. He has since enjoyed a long and distinguished career. James will be accompanied by pianist Karen Ballantine. Best enjoyed with a delicious Potters Barn supper!

THE GROOVE LINE - Pop/Funk

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £12

The Groove Line are a professional 5-piece Pop Funk band with a fantastic sound, style & repertoire. Graduates of Leeds College Of Music, the band has a wealth of performance experience and you’ll be sure to party the night away with music from Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Prince, Bruno Mars & more.

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ROCK ON THE REC

Venue: Ribchester Playing Field

Time: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Price: Donations Invited

Live music from some exciting, local, indie rock bands at Ribchester Park. Organised by Ribchester Rovers Football Club as a fundraiser for a much needed new pavilion.

POISON IN THE PARISH - Performed by RATS

Venue: Meet outside the White Bull

Time: 7:00pm

Price: £6 Adults, £3 Children

A family friendly murder mystery promenade production by Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society. Colourful village characters weave a tapestry of intrigue and delight against a backdrop of Ribchester Roman heritage.

POISON IN THE PARISH - Performed by RATS

Venue: Meet outside the White Bull

Time: 5:00pm

Price: £6 Adults, £3 Children

A family friendly murder mystery promenade production by Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society. Colourful village characters weave a tapestry of intrigue and delight against a backdrop of Ribchester Roman heritage.

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JOSIENNE CLARK & BEN WALKER (PLUS CAROLINE EVE SUPPORT) - Folk Concert

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £15

Four time BBC Radio2 Folk Award nominees, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Josienne’s jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben’s musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre stage.

LIVE MUSIC GIG - ARTIST TO BE ANNOUNCED

Venue: The White Bull

Time: 10:00pm

Price: Free

Artist to be announced soon - watch this space!

sun-23-july

RIB CLUB FAMILY FUN DAY

Venue: Ribchester Sports & Social Club

Time: 12:00pm (noon)

Price: Free

A fun afternoon for all the family with live music and a BBQ in the beer garden. There will be a bouncy castles, face painting, glitter tattoo and ice cream milk shakes for kids and a gin bar with prosecco cocktails for the grown ups!

THE LAYMAN'S HISTORY OF THE STRING QUARTET WITH JEREMY RYCROFT - Talk

Venue: St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Centre

Time: 5:00pm

Price: £5

“As a big fan of the String Quartet, I want to share my favourites with you.The examples will show how the String Quartet has developed over the last 200 years; but more importantly I hope you will hear pieces of music that become some of your favourites. I will also mention which quartets have made the best recordings and suggest ideas for further listening."

ZELKOVA QUARTET - Classical Concert

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 7:00pm

Price: £15

Winners of the 2017 St Martin's Chamber Music Competition, the Manchester-based Zelkova Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Petr Prause, cellist of the Talich Quartet. The quartet have featured numerous times on BBC Radio 3 including a Royal Philharmonic Society 'Encore' performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, a performance as part of the BBC Proms Plus Portrait series, and a live broadcast on the 'In Tune' programme.

RIBFEST LAST NIGHT PARTY WITH ALEX & SUZY

Venue: Ribchester Village Hall

Time: 9:30pm

Price: £10

As the whirlwind week of Ribfest draws to a close, join us for the closing party with fantastic acoustic performers of Alex and Suzy. Alex and Suzy perform original covers with male/female vocals and acoustic guitar for all music lovers. Think Live Lounge and you're there!

POISON IN THE PARISH - Performed by RATS

Venue: Meet outside the White Bull

Time: 5:00pm

Price: £6 Adults, £3 Children

A family friendly murder mystery promenade production by Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society. Colourful village characters weave a tapestry of intrigue and delight against a backdrop of Ribchester Roman heritage.

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