Where the entertainers come to be entertained ...

Where entertainers come to be entertained ...

Hi, following requests for another night of musical mayhem, we have acquired the use of The Tavern Pub at The Hallgarth Manor Country House Hotel at Pittington, about 3 mins from the A1(M).

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The evenings are held fortnightly on a Tuesday and we kick off at about 8pm, although early arrival is advised as it is already very popular.

We’re looking for all entertainers in Acoustic / Electro acoustic style and we’ll have a PA with mikes, effects and a couple of small acoustic amps. Also there will be bass gear and Uncle Colin as resident backing guitar/synth. It’s a lovely little venue so please come along, strut your stuff, and have a laugh.

Hope to see you there, Regards

Jim Tait

Just a taste of what is in store ....

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Tuesday Spectacular

Hi everybody, just a reminder about this Tuesday at The Hallgarth (August 31st) Be there or be round! Just back from Isle of Wight (got some new gags)

Jim Tait 

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Standing room only at the Manor .........

Thanks everybody for last Tuesdays at Hallgarth Manor, the music was great and the “crack” was superb. Really good to see some new faces and didn’t they do well !
The food seems to be well sorted now so a big thank you to the management who just let us get on with it. I thought we might suffer a little not having any percussion but it let everybody try stuff from a different point of view. It’ll be good to have Mike and / or Kevin back with us when they can make it. Thanks especially to Angie for adding a touch of glamour to the night and thanks to Dave Hodges for reminding me that money isn’t everything. Seriously, we seem to have a success on our hands so let’s just keep it good friends and go on enjoying it. Don’t forget Big Al’s wonderful websites and Malcolm (not sure how to spell his surname) for his great camera and video work.
See you all on the 31st August, in the meantime, I’m off to the Costa del Isle of Wight for a week with Rita and Geoff and his pardner Evelyn so we’ll be researching local talent at Sandown Royal British Legion and Compatriots of the Great War Social Club and Literary Institute Ltd (actual name!)

Be Happy (and short)

Contact for Colin for backing is   c.microclean@freeuk.co.uk

Click here to go to  Our Channel on You Tube

Goodnight Irene,


Saturday, 14 August 2010

Tuesday 17th August 2010

Hi everybody, well, nearly Music at The Manor Tuesday here again! Next Tuesday 17thAugust sees us back again for a night of music and good humour. For all of you who wanted to let Colin know what you’re doing please try to let him know by emailing your songs and keys to him on c.microclean@freeuk.co.uk or call him on 07977113981.
I’ve had Matt Marriot on email (he was the amazing player who opened for Albert Lee last March, check him out on Youtube) and he’d like to come to one of our “soirees” in Oct or Nov on his way to or from Scotland. I told him he’d be welcome but he’d have to watch out for the Spennymoor and Gateshead Mafia. (you know who you are!).
As you’ll have noticed the Management at the Hallgarth insisted on putting food on and it seemed to go down well when it was split between the performers and local lads and lasses.
Don’t forget to tell your pals and anyone who wants a good night out and don’t forget to check-out the websites.
See you all Tuesday night. Music normally starts about 8pm but just get there when you can.
Hope you enjoyed the Tommy Emmanuel clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU-3_D26mUg
If you’re on hols or going, have a good time.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

You don't know what you are missing ......

Thanks everybody for last night, special thanks to Big Al who’s always there when asked, A real star!!!
Please tell all your pals to come on the next night on Tuesday 17th August. I know it’s hols time but if you’re not away, get yourself to The Tavern at The Hallgarth Manor, Pittington, near Durham.

See you all on Tuesday 17th August  GET IT IN THE DIARY NOW !!

Kind regards,