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At: Hullabaloo, 41 Westgate, Shipley, BD18 3QX

Est: 1956




Thursday 25th July 2024 at 7:30

: The Groove Pad ceased activity on 9th July. Hullabaloo, a Comunity Pub in Shipley a couple of minutes walk from the Groove Pad, has offered us space for club nights - for the time being at least. Stay tuned for news about the future. Hullabaloo is at 41 Westgate, Shipley, BD18 3QX
There is parking on Crowgill Street. See MAP for VENUE LOCATION

dariaKulesh2024NDaria Kulesh

Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal”, her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews and multiple awards, including LCM Album of the Year, and her latest studio release Earthly Delights was named "one of the year's finest albums" by Folk Radio UK.

Daria has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, sharing stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an "emotional, compelling and uplifting experience", leaving the audiences "completely spellbound". Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that "aren't just sung, but lived" (FATEA).

"Refreshingly different, powerful songwriting" - FolkWorld

"Intensely personal and immensely resonant... incredibly moving" - TwickFolk

"Haunting and enigmatic" - The Sunday Times

7 (6 members) - Doors open 7:00



For tonight at least, it is Hullabaloo, a couple of minutes walk from Groove Pad, nearer the station.

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Coming Soon

1, 8, 15 and 22 Aug


Singers and Musicians

Sing a song or play a tune or just listen.

1 entry - Doors open 7:00

29 Aug


Caffrey McGurk Madge
+ support Pete Dunne

“True English folk singing, in my humble opinion, doesn't come much better than this.” – Keith Kendrick

Nick Caffrey, Ed McGurk and Robin Madge are well-seasoned performers of traditional, original and contemporary folksong. They know how to pick a song for the occasion, they know when to play it straight and they know when to give it a unique and modern twist. But however they interpret and craft each song, you know their vocal and musical arrangements are going to delight the audience and you know that you will have to join in.

Their first CD as a trio (Like Minds) was released in 2017 and has had a great reception both in the UK and in the USA with many of the tracks being broadcast by a number of radio stations in the UK and abroad.

With their informed understanding of their songs, fabulous harmonies, musicality, youthful exuberance and humour, they have been described as one of the most accomplished and entertaining acts currently on the folk circuit.

Support: Pete Dunne

Pete Dunne was born and erased in Bradford. He was an occasional and forgettable floor singer at the Topic, the Bradford Folk Club and other similar venues around the West Riding in the second half of the 60s. Like others of the time he served an apprenticeship in the songs and music of the likes of Tom Paley, Mike Seeger, Mike Heron, Tom Paxton, Bert Jansch etc. In the following decade he was drawn into a state of wage slavery in Lancashire and remained in that condition under a lifetime sentence. In 2014 he was released back into the wild and decided to take his revenge by singing again. He is now a semi-confused little old man who plays ragtimey fingerstyle guitar and sings made-up songs about thisery, thatery and inconsequential sideways glances on life that make him giggle a bit. He has recently been exposed at the Lancaster Folk Festival, the Lancaster Music Festival and plays at venues around Lancashire and the South Lakes.

7 (6 members) - Doors open 7:00

05 Sep


Singers and Musicians

Sing a song or play a tune or just listen.

1 entry - Doors open 7:00

12 Sep


Sally Barker

In 2020 Sally Barker released her re-imagining of the Tom Jones song 'It's Not Unusual' to celebrate the venerable singer's 80th Birthday. So far it has racked up over 4.4 million views on YouTube and divides opinion amongst fans of the Welshman's classic This slowed down version highlights the mournful and yearning lyrics to give the song new meaning. The significance of this recording ? Sally was Tom's finalist on The Voice UK in 2014 and although people mistakenly think she won (such was the impact she had on that show) Sally came in joint 2nd .

Despite her flirtation with the mainstream, Sally's musical life remains firmly rooted in acoustic and folk music as a singer and songwriter with bands such as The Poozies, Fotheringay, The Sandy Denny Project, Iota and guest vocalist with Fairport Convention. Support slots have been many but highlights include tours with Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal and Sir Tom himself.

In June 2023, Sally embarked on a trail-blazing artistic journey, with Vicki Genfan (USA) and Ali Tod (Scotland) to compose and record an album, inspired by places of historic and natural beauty, while vanning across America. This 'Monumental Journey' began on the west coast and included performances in Virginia City, Montana, West Virginia, and finally a Homecoming concert back in North Carolina. Vicki, Ali and Sally have continued to write and record deep into December 2023. The Monumental Journey recording will be released in 2024.

Sally's next as yet untitled solo release will appear during Autumn 2024 and will be supported with a number of solo concerts.

"Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" - Virgin Radio's Chris Evans

"The emotion and passion in her voice, the vulnerability and fragility of her vocal is an art that not too many singers can master" - Maverick Magazine


7 (6 members) - Doors open 7:00

19 Sep


Singers and Musicians

Sing a song or play a tune or just listen.

1 entry - Doors open 7:00

26 Sep - Saul Rose and MacLaine Colston (Reschedule)

03 Oct - Singers and Musicians

10 Oct - Brothers Gillespie

17 Oct - Singers and Musicians

24 Oct - Stuart Douglas

31 Oct - Double Headliner Hebble and John Bromley

07 Nov - Singers and Musicians

14 Nov - Bella Gaffney
Support: Her Orange Coat

21 Nov - Singers and Musicians

28 Nov - Steve Turner

05 Dec - Singers and Musicians

12 Dec - Jim Causley

19 Dec - Singers and Musicians

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