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 ....

Monday, 29 November 2010

Tuesday 7th December at The Tavern at The Halgarth

Well Hello! Following my successful tour of Quaker Meeting Halls in Bangkok I have returned safely from 84 degrees Fahrenheit to bloody freezin’ and 3 foot o’ snaa.
Firstly, a great big thank you to Big Al Prudhoe for his dedicated efforts to host the nights, albeit hampered by his cold and snotty nose. Al, you’re a star!
I’ve heard certain rumours from participants that Malcolm Rocks never ceased trying to take over the night by not stopping between songs but I will have words with him (when he stops that is).
Please try to get in for the 7th December as we only have that one and the 21st Dec left this year. I’ve been promised Xmas Fayre by the management which will consist of sausage rolls and home fries (they’ll be iced). Let’s have a couple of great nights to go out on (the 21st will be our Xmas Party night so try to get a Xmas number or two together).
Before then, do me a favour and get your bum along, and your friends bums, on Tuesday 7th December at The Hallgarth Manor, Pittington, Nr Durham.
See you all on the 7th !!

Best regards,


Thursday, 25 November 2010

This the life.......

What a great way to relax. It doesn't get any better than this.

Excellent music in the company of good friends and accomplished performers ... and with free pizzas and chips this week - which were outstanding.
Our regulars were all fantastic, as usual, and it was great to welcome Colin and Joy, "Fingers" Eddie and lovely Angie back again.
All captured on video by our singing cameraman - SuperMalc.

Thanks to everyone who took part.
Looking forward to the next one when "The Boss" will be back in charge.

Big Al

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Roll up..... Roll up .....

Music at the Manor once again Tuesday 23 November 2010.
We have scoured Ages People's Homes, Prisons and other assorted hostelries to obtain an unbeatable line-up of entertainment for your delectation - and it is all FREE.

See you there!!

Big Al
(in the absence of Big Jim - who is  still on the run ..... errrr ...I mean away on business)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Mayhem at the Manor - The Sequel

Hi Everyone,

Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at the next Music at the manor on Tuesday 9th November 2010.

Big Jim is away on business (probably drying out again), but we hope to have the usual mix of top class entertainment and banter.

Everyone is welcome, whether performing or not, but get there early if you want a seat.

Big Al