Michelle's Music Nights

We have regular Sunday night music sessions, on the 4th Sunday of each month. (Note that this is not always the last Sunday). 'Music' here includes not just tunes and songs, but also poems, monologues, or anything else you would like to share.

The next one will be on November 28th. 8pm to  about 10.15

Note that the December session will be on the 3rd Sunday, Dec 19th.


Sunday December 5

Red Film Club

Inherit the Wind (1960)


Evolution vs Creationism is at the centre of this film, It was inspired by the 1925 'Monkey Trial' in which schoolteacher John Scopes was arrested and tried for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in violation of state law. Spencer Tracy stars. 123 min, subtitles.

Bar opens at 7pm. Film starts at 7.30

No charge for admission; donations welcome

Coming programme:

Watch this space


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Friday December 10

Carols from Derbyshire

Starting at 7.30 pm

In many parts of the country there is a tradition of singing local carols, often in pubs. The ‘Sheffield Carols’ are the most famous, but the tradition also exists in many villages in North Derbyshire. We will be singing carols from Hathersage, Castleton, Eyam, Foolow and Sparrowpit. These carols are all great fun to sing. You don’t need to be able to sing well; the main quality required is volume!

Last year, we were unable to hold this event in the Club – we had a very successful Zoom event instead. This year we will be doing both – live and via Zoom. Contact Jeremy Dale if you want the Zoom link.

The live event is normally very popular, but this year we will have to limit the numbers, by issuing free tickets. These can obtained from EventbriteExternal link opens in new tab or window or from the Labour Club.

Please note that tickets only guarantee admission up to 7.15. At that time, we will start to admit non-ticket holders, up to the maximum capacity allowed (40). So ticket holders arriving after 7.15 may be refused admission.

Wordsheets and music can be downloaded from the Music page, and will be available at the event.


For those joining us online, please send donations to Blythe House Hospice, in Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Please put the name of the event on the form so that we can see the total donated at the end.


The collection at the live event will be divided between War on Want and Music for the Many.

Music For The Many is a charity that offers instruments and tuition to the children of Todmorden, in the Upper Calder Valley of West Yorkshire.

For more information, visit External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://music4themany.com/


War on Want works in the UK and with partners around the world to fight poverty and defend human rights, as part of the movement for global justice. See their website: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.waronwant.org/

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Saturday December 11

We Shall Overcome

8 pm (doors open 7. 30)

Tickets £8

A varied evening of musical entertainment to raise money for We Shall Overcome featuring local artists Steve Roberts, Rum Baba plus Lesley Davies and her band.

Tickets are available from the Club, from George Street Bookshop, and the T-shirt stall in the market arcade (Friday and Saturday only).

Steve Roberts has been a musician for more years than he can remember… As the singer and songwriter with Liverpool’s 16 Tambourines he signed to BMG/Arista and toured and recorded throughout Europe in the late 80s and early 90s grazing the lower reaches of the UK charts and securing a reputation as a songwriter of some renown.

In the mid 90s he founded Acoustic Engine song writing gig promotions before leaping back into the musical swamp himself in the noughties with his debut solo album It Just Is, recorded with friends from The Lightning Seeds, The La’s and other great Liverpool musicians. “A beautiful album, we fell in love with it” Janice Long. “The creepy folk pop noir of Love meets Crowded House” Uncut Magazine.

Since then he’s recorded more solo albums, a band album with Captain Pop, a song-based show about the Cold War, and written for television and theatre. 16 Tambourines played a sold-out show in Liverpool just prior to lockdown and are currently recording a new album.

Rum Baba is a 4-part vocal harmony group, singing close harmony jazz, gospel, folk and sea shanties accompanied by acoustic guitar.

Lesley Davies is a singer/songwriter who writes songs about nuns, goths, men who sit in the pub all day, office scandal, horror movies and being strapped for cash (amongst others), expertly accompanied by Steve Davies on keyboards and Slacky on bass.  Special guest:  Bad Dog Paul.

We Shall Overcome supports the work of Pauline Town, who has housed almost 400 people and on a daily basis is feeding and supporting 60 homeless people. She also supports many other people such as those with mental health issues and lonely isolated older people. This is all from her pub The Station in Ashton-Under-Lyne.  She relies on her We Shall Overcome family to play gigs that raise the money she needs to feed people. 


Sunday December 12

The Cajun Specials

Starting at 8 pm

Tickets £5

The  Cajun Specials have been part of the UK Cajun scene for many years.

The band provides authentic Cajun music with searing vocals in French that define the Cajun sound.

They have produced 3 CDs: Bayou Blues in 2000, Mardi Gras in 2005, and Shameless Cajuns in 2013.

Cajun music blends many influences and styles, and yet it maintains a distinctive and traditional sound. As the Cajuns say "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" (Let the good times roll).

**Due to limited capacity, it is advised to buy tickets in advance from the Labour Club or from External link opens in new tab or windowwegottickets. **