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 Music Club Monday 12 January7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 24 January7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 9 February7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 February7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 9 March7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 March7.45 for 8pm

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

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Keith James performs
TIME LET ME PLAY
Friday 28 November7.30pm















A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan Thomas’s most cherished poems, meticulously set to music and performed by Keith James, one of the UK’s most singular and critically acclaimed performers. This synthesis and re-imagining of Dylan Thomas’ work includes Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Clown in the moon, In the beginning, Fern Hill, A process in the weather of the heart, and I see the boys of summer. The poet’s words are set into song and embark upon a new journey. The concert will also feature Keith’s settings of poems by Pablo Neruda,William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘A veritable tour de force, a delightfully brave and honest set of songs and a celebration of the human spirit’ Radio Pembrokeshire

‘Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer’s work’ The Telegraph

www.timeletmeplay.co.uk

www.keith-james.com


£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant


Music Amser Jazz Time
Saturday 29 November7.30pm

RWCMD BIG BAND TIME TOUR

Two Big Bands for the Price of One!

James Clark’s Lonely Hearts Rugby Clwb is an uplifting, travelling madhouse rigged with surprise, hilarity and beauty alike. It is a big band like no other, a spirited team of 19 playing incredible music from as far as Brazil and Bulgaria to Wales. Whether the flutes make you laugh, the sousaphone makes you cry or the euphonium makes you wonder why. You’ll love the crash, bang and sheer joy that is the Lonely Hearts Rugby Clwb.

THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE BIG BAND

You’d be hard pressed to find a Big Band as swinging, as entertaining and versatile as the Royal Welsh College Big Band. Recently announced as finalists in the S4C ‘Band Cymru’ competition and frequently playing to full houses in Cardiff, the band is going from strength to strength under the directorship of Robert ‘Teddy’ Smith. They are going to raise the roof of your evening with big band favourites, old and new!


£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau,£3 children/plant
Music Electric Six
Sunday 30 November7.30pm

promoted by Rozzy's Rock Shop




£12.50
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 1 December7.45 for 8pm

Saent Saen's Christmas Oratorio

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



Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Alaw Ward Concert
Thursday 4 December7.30pm

ALAW WARD CONCERT

The ever-popular concert featuring a variety of local talent to raise funds for Alaw Ward.


£7 includes mince pies and sherry!
Music Isle of Anglesey Choral Society
Friday 12 December7.30pm

Christmas Carols, Old and New

Led by Petra Lloyd Davies

With Denise Leigh, Soprano

And Gareth Perkins, accompanist.

An evening old and new carols by the Choir and Denise who was one of the two joint winners from the BBC Series, Operatunity, held some years ago.

Since making her operatic debut she has gone on to sing all over the world, appearing in opera and oratorio. She has recorded two best selling albums for the EMI Classics label and continues to appear regularly on both TV and radio. In 2012 she sang at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. She will be singing the well loved solo, O HolyNight, with the choir as well as several other solo pieces.


£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau,£3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 15 December7.45 for 8pm

Christmas Party and Music

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


Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 22 December 7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

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 & R Glynne Pritchard (01407) 763898


Admission free
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 19 January7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

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 & R Glynne Pritchard (01407) 763898


Admission free
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 16 February7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

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 & R Glynne Pritchard (01407) 763898


Admission free
Music Siobhan Owen 'Celtic Roots"
Sunday 8 March3.30pm
Siobhan Owen

Enjoy an afternoon of truly beautiful music from this Welsh born Australian singer/harpist, who returns to Ucheldre to once again enchant the audience with her sublime voice and delicate harp playing. 

A popular performer at festivals and concerts around Australia, Siobhan is also gaining recognition internationally, making her UK, US and French debuts in 2013. Highlights of her career to date include singing the Welsh Anthem at the Australia vs Wales Rugby Test match in Sydney in June 2012; headlining the Los Angeles St David's Day Festival in Hollywood in March 2013; and performing as the voice of Yseult in the World Premiere of a new Alan Simon production of "Tristan & Yseult" in Nantes, France in March 2014.

Siobhan will take you on a reflective musical journey across the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland and Ireland... and far beyond! She will delight you with her renditions of traditional and contemporary Celtic and Classical Crossover songs. This concert is part of Siobhan’s “Celtic Roots Tour”. Make sure you see this enchanting performer while you get the chance!


Ticket price includes afternoon tea.


£7, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 16 March7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

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 & R Glynne Pritchard (01407) 763898


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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