Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Music

The remarkable acoustic of the main hall of the Ucheldre Centre has made it one of the major music venues in North Wales. Concerts range from early music to modern jazz and pop music, and include operatic, chamber, choral, and solo performances.


Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 20 April7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Music Choral Evening
Friday 24 April7pm
Holyhead Maritime Museum fundraiser

Presenting Cor Meibion Y Foel, Cor y Plant, Ysgol Morswyn and more. Proceeds for Holyhead Maritime Museum

2 hours
£8
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 27 April7.45 for 8pm
TBD

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music UK Foo Fighters
Saturday 9 May 7.30 pm

UK FOO FIGHTERS

7pm Doors
7.30pm Start 45 mins of compilation tracks
8.15pm  Band live on stage 1hr 45 non stop!

The UK Foo Fighters make a welcome return to play Holyhead.

As seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!

“Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!” – Dave Grohl 


Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and NEVER with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK Foo Fighters frontman Jay Apperley made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than Dave Grohl himself to perform White Limo with the actual Foo Fighters!

"That was awesome!" - Dave Grohl

Fans of the UK version have known for years that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend Dave Grohl both vocally and slinging a guitar. Their hugely successful UK tour Sonic Motorways saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.  Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as Everlong and Best of You alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways like Something From Nothing and In The Clear.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.


2hrs 30
£14, £12 concessions/gostynagiadau, £5 youth/ieuenctid
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 18 May7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Music The Fureys Tuesday 26 May7.30pm
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will perform once again in Ucheldre.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. 

Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’. 

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager. 

The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. 

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. 

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember           

www.thefureys.com 

£17, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau

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