DAVE BAINBRIDGE & SALLY MINNEAR in concert | The Barn – Meanwood Leeds 7


Thu May 26 2022 at 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm


The Barn Coffee Shop | Leeds, EN

Acoustic Nights @ The Barn Coffee Shop are back again welcoming the best independent music to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Leeds LS7 2QG
In May we're excited and privileged to host an epic concert with:
Thur 26th May 2022 | 7.30pm
DAVE BAINBRIDGE is co-founder of Iona the renowned and celebrated folk/rock/ambient band and also the keyboard/guitarist in Lifesigns and The Strawbs. Quoted as “a genius of immeasurable proportions" by Nick Beggs of Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett and Kajagoogoo fame.
The concert will feature emotive guitar, solo bouzouki, piano and keyboard improvisations, traditional jigs, reels and airs with some great songs from Dave Bainbridge's band Iona and his solo albums.
SALLY MINNEAR has been the vocalist on Bainbridge's songs since the duo formed in 2015. Previously Sally was the lead vocalist in the touring production of Michael Flatley’s hugely successful dance spectacular ‘Lord of the Dance’. Sally is the daughter of multi-instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the vastly respected and influential '70's progressive band Gentle Giant.
Watch DAVE & SALLY on You Tube:

Thur 26th May 2022 | Doors open: 7.00pm | Starts: 7.30pm
£5 Tickets in advance | £6 on the door | Arrive Early | Food and Coffee on Sale from 7pm | BYOB
£5 Seats can be reserved in advance by purchasing a non refundable ticket at the venue; or phone 0113 262 5048 during opening hours; or forward your order details to: [email protected]
It is recommended that you arrive at the venue early from 7pm to allow time to order your coffee and/or food.
Book early for June concert:
From Ireland “the very best in acoustic Celtic roots music”
Thur 16th June 2022 | Doors open: 7.00pm | Starts: 7.30pm

All the way from Ireland the very best in acoustic Celtic/Americana/Roots music. Packed with the imagery of the Celtic landscape, folklore and heritage, of love stories, jigs and reels. The Sweet Sorrows have toured Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and USA. And have played with some of the finest artists on the music scene releasing numerous albums on the way.
Watch The Sweet Sorrows:

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£5 Seats can be reserved in advance by purchasing a non refundable ticket at the venue; or phone 0113 262 5048 during opening hours; or forward your order details to: [email protected]
Book early for July concert:
"One the best songwriter's I have seen in a very long time. Absolutely brilliant. Loving it"
On tour from Canada. Miriam returns to Leeds having formerly played a well received sold out solo gig at Chapel A House Concerts in Leeds in 2015.
Recorded at Abbey Road and Nashville
Produced by Simon Edwards (Fairground Attraction, Billy Bragg, David Gray)
Played by BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris, BBC Scotland, BBC London
Watch MIRIAM JONES on You Tube:

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3146726388873891
Sun 10th July 2022 | Doors open: 6.30pm | Starts: 7pm
£5 Seats can be reserved in advance by purchasing a non refundable ticket at the venue; or phone 0113 262 5048 during opening hours; or forward your order details to: [email protected]
Coming soon! Buy tickets now!
Chapel Allerton Arts Festival
Folk Roots Fringe presents:

LEAH McFALL in concert
The Voice BBC Finalist
“She's so freakin' good. Her voice is phenomenal" Will.i.am
Check out Leah live at:

Support: Astraluna - co wrote and toured with Corinne Bailey Rae
Check out Astraluna:

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1235923017213875
Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
Thursday 1st September 2022 @ 8pm
BUY TICKETS HERE: www.sevenleeds.co.uk/event/chapel-allerton-arts-festival-leah-mcfall
Dave & Sally bio
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or raise the hairs on the back of your neck. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad, instrumental tracks, jigs, reels, slow airs, evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell!
Dave and Sally first toured together as a duo in July 2015 where one of their gigs was at Chapel A House Concerts in Leeds. Such were the incredibly positive reactions to the tour that they have continued work together whenever their busy schedules allow, bringing their magic to audiences far and wide. Their first release together ‘Live in the Studio’ DVD 2018, has received amazing reviews and audience reactions.
Dave Bainbridge studied at the Leeds College of Music, gaining several performance awards (including BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award). Since then his musical career has involved composing, recording, performing, producing, arranging and teaching.
When living in Leeds, Dave went on to play guitar in jazz fusion band 'Sound Effect', which featured on keys Paul Birchall (currently keyboard player with Heather Small's, Combination Head). In 1982 Dave simultaneously joined jazz fusion pioneer Gary Boyle's band as well the soul band 'Snake Davis and the Alligator Shoes' playing keys in both bands. Davis went on to play the famous saxophone solos on top hit songs by Lisa Stansfield, M-People and Take That.
With the Norman Beaker band, Bainbridge backed many visiting UK, US and European blues artists, both 'live' and on recordings for the 'Paul Jones Blues Show' on BBC Radio 2, including Jack Bruce, Paul Jones, Pete Brown and Ted Hawkins.
Dave has also played keyboards with blues legend Buddie Guy and in 1990 was one of the nominees in the category of 'Instrumentalist of the Year' in the British Blues Connections awards.
Whilst still at college in Leeds Bainbridge struck up a working partnership with singer/songwriter Adrian Snell that spanned the next 8 years from 1982 to 1990 meeting Joanne Hogg and David Fitzgerald. Iona was a progressive Celtic rock band, formed in the late 80's with multi-instrumentalists Dave Bainbridge and David Fitzgerald and on lead vocalist Joanne Hogg. Troy Donockley joined later, playing the uilleann pipes, low whistles, and other instruments.
Bainbridge has also worked with many other artists including: Gloria Gaynor, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Michael Ball, Soulful Terrain, and Moya Brennan (Clannad) and Robert Fripp. Dave's music has been heard on numerous TV programmes and he has written the soundtracks for numerous short film.
Sally Minnear is not just the vocalist for the evening but comes also gifted with the vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle and violin. Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians. Sally had a minor hit with the song “For You” aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ‘Creatures of Habit’ as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatley’s hugely successful dance spectacular ‘Lord of the Dance’. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family.
"Great show last night with Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear." Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)
"A stupendous evening. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful performance. Everybody go and see this duo, they are something very special indeed" Debs Earl (Promoter)
“One word - Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!” Steve (Promoter)

Venue Address: The Barn Coffee Shop, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG
Keep in touch with Acoustic Nights @ The Barn: www.facebook.com/barnacousticnights
One of the inspirations behind Acoustic Nights @ The Barn Meanwood is to introduce high-quality music reaching out to the local lively community. The Barn concert buzz is such an intimate gig attracting the local neighbourhood and wider community giving them a chance to interact with each other in an informal, friendly and fun environment.
Eating together is one of the coolest parts of the unique atmosphere where food and ethically sourced coffee is available prior to and at the concert interval.
The Barn Coffee Shop love to see community activities and groups meeting in the coffee shop. As a social enterprise, they give all their profit to local community projects.
After covering overhead costs the Acoustic Nights @ The Barn door money is given to the artist as they depend on income from live performances to finance their expenses and music vision.

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The Barn Coffee Shop, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Rd,Leeds, United Kingdom, Leeds, United Kingdom

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