Gigs at the Market Hall

The Hull-born doyen of the contemporary folk circuit returns to Scarborough for a gig at the Market Hall (21 April £12).

Michael Chapman wrote the song Postcards of Scarborough, which featured on the legendary Picnic sampler album on the Harvest Records label and is the all-time favourite song of John Peel’s widow, Sheila.

Multi-award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her latest album, Dark Matter (27 April £10).

Expect a fast-moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and banter.

Promoter Richard Pearson of Radio Scarborough says tickets can be bought in person at Deli-Delicious in the Market, Dyscworld in St Thomas Street and Mojo’s Music Cafe in Victoria Road; and online from Eventbrite.

The doors open at 8pm.

Coming up next at the Market Hall are a Mike Oldfield convention featuring Maggie Moonlight Shadow Reilly and her band on 6 May and Bob Collum and the Welfare Mothers on 12 May.