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Live @ The Blue Bell with Dave Burton here every 2nd Saturday in the month at 8pm PDF Print E-mail
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Hailing from North Wales, David Burton is an accomplished songwriter and instrumentalist who has composed many thought-provoking and foot tapping songs.

This month we have another talented bunch and as usual Dave will be doing his stunning guitar thing...

Having performed solo and with his band up and down the country for over ten years David has supported fine artists such as Eric Roche and also played backup guitar for numerous talented singer songwriters including a stint with Duffy.

Over time he has honed a unique fusion of jazz, rock and folk known as fraz. His virtuoso guitar skills leave audiences open-mouthed as he performs his own compositions whilst also playing tribute to the work of acoustic guitar heroes such as John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and Pierre Bensusan.

There is no entry charge though there will be a raffle towards expenses for the chaps (Aber is a loong way!). Come and join us for an evening of first class entertainment.


Here's a bit from Dave to keep you going...


Like all of the music here at the Blue Bell Inn, it's a lovely sound and we would love to see you at the next one!  Dave Burton, here every 2nd Saturday each month from 8ish.


Rantin' Dogs here 2nd Mon every month PDF Print E-mail
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Rantin' Dogs (that'll be the two on the right & the two on the left!)






The Rantin' Dogs - a fantastic sounding folk quartet (look I know there are 5 in the picture, they're the two either side of centre!), Steve, Dugie, Mark & Michael would like to let you know that they rehearse and play here every 2nd Monday each month from 9ish (after the Welsh class), playing traditional acoustic folk with a Celtic leaning.

Check out where they got their unusual name from here cos there's no ranting with this group, like all the music here at the Blue Bell Inn, it's a lovely sound.

Mad Ed's Hot Five every Sunday afternoon! - at 3pm(ish) PDF Print E-mail
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Mad Eds Hot 5

There's Trad Jazz here every Sunday at the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn at 3:30pm(ish), with the mellow sounds of Mad Ed's Hot Five who bring a great mix of humour with superb musicianship. Don't miss the Hot Five next week as they entertain both us and themselves with such verve and vigour that you'll get withdrawal symptoms if you do!


Mad Ed's hot Five are in full force most weeks with double bassist Mad Ed Lloyd-Hughes leading a stunning line-up of Roy Django Gregory (Modjango) on guitar & banjo, Stan BananasWilliams (YouTube) on trumpet & flugelhorn, Tom the Doc Rippeth on trombone & wagnerian horns and Dave Dixon playing clarinet and saxphonica (that's two of them!). You'll see from the pictures that they are ably supported by a range of fantastic subs who give us a lovely and varying mix of sounds.

All are welcome to enjoy the entertainment & our range of cask ales & real ciders and we hope you have fun joining in with Mad Ed's happy band of jazzers. Don't forget to look out for our new Jazz Links pages as they're growing all the time!

Reflections here every 3rd Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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John & Chris are ReflectionsReflections are a delightful easy listening acoustic duo playing memorable music from the 50s onwards, think Mama's & Papa's, Seekers, Peter Paul & Mary and others from that era.  They sing and play here every 3rd Thursday each month from 9ish.  Like all of the music here at the Blue Bell Inn, it's a lovely sound and we would love to see you at the next one.

This month we've got a Christmas special, we're really looking forward to it as bad weather in previous years stopped the music!

John & Chris are often accompanied by friends who add to the breadth of music taking it from light classical to Irish comic song, all easy on the ear.

Join The Band Wagon - 8:30pm every 2nd Thu monthly PDF Print E-mail
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The Band WagonWe have an great set-up for acoustic music here on the second Thursday of the month with the band Wagon  

SleeperCome and hear the fantastic new album from the band Wagon called Sleeper.  You'll love the new tracks and have the opportunity to hear them and purchase your own copy!

Exciting stuff - Terry 'The Bear' Burgin launched his new album Bear Tracks here at the Blue Bell Inn in April with a fantastic Blues party!  May bought the wonderful harmonies of Welcomme, Finnan & Chrimes.

The band Wagon - an informal collective, the core of which is Bill Malkin (guitar and vocals), John Sylvester (keyboards) and Dave Russell (bass, fiddle, banjo) but which also includes Chris Lee (bass, mandolin), Graham Bellinger (harmonica, guitar), Terry Burgin (guitar & Blues vocals) and other musical friends.

Please come along and join them for some wonderful folk, rhythm & blues and get the chance to buy the new CD!

The band Wagon's previous album called 'Those Glory Days' which was launched here at the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn and is full of lovely acoustic folkish music. Expect to hear some more of the new album this month!  We usually have copies of the band Wagon's music for purchase behind the bar if you are looking for a great present for yourself or others!

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There is no entry charge though there will be a raffle towards expenses for the chaps (Aber is a loong way!). Come and join us for an evening of first class entertainment.


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