Berkhamsted Campaign for Real Music - Home and Current Programme

home    mailing list    about    contact    partners    corona


Saturday, 21st May: Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Tickets are now on sale!

Book now for Midnight Run

We're incredibly pleased to have something of a scoop with Midnight Run, a blistering bluegrass band from Tennessee, on one of their very few UK dates in their 2022 European tour

Despite the official band pictures, they are a five piece, with Max on fiddle. The full line-up is Seth Mulder on mandolin, Max Silverstein on fiddle, Colton Powers on banjo, Ben Watlington on guitar and Max Etling on double bass. And everyone on vocals.

From the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run began its journey in February of 2015, at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Made up of four like-minded musicians and graduates of college music programmes, this group of friends and musicians created a band tied to the rich traditions of bluegrass music, yet one that offers a fresh approach to that "High Lonesome" sound. With each member drawing from a variety of influences, including bluegrass, country, and rock

The band stays true to their musical roots with tight harmonies and reverence for "old-style" bluegrass music, all the while stretching the boundaries of the genre with their song selection, stage antics, and exciting performance

They keep the energy high. The band knows that it is not only about the music, it is about connecting with the audience and leaving a memory that will last a lifetime. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are one of the most entertaining new acts on the bluegrass scene today

Saturday, 17th September, 2022: The Outside Track

Postponed from 29th January

If you have any tickets for the original date then they will have been automatically transferred to the new date.

Wow! Just wow! I've been after this lot for... oh... ages. And here they are!!

The Outside Track

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance goes down a storm with audiences around the world. From Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre is guaranteed to have the whole house spellbound.

Tickets are now on sale!

Book now for The Outside Track

Winner of 'Best Group' in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were also 'Best Live Act' nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards.

Sunday, 23rd October: AJ Lee and Blue Summit

Yes! Another "Wow!" moment when we were able to secure this amazing bluegrass band who are based in California.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

AJ Lee & Blue Summit are pure, beautiful American music. Soaring harmonies, top notch picking and strumming as well as a healthy respect and reverence for the classic country, bluegrass and folk music of the past all add up to a band who are masters of the genre. That's not to say that AJ Lee & Blue Summit are antiquated in anyway. While the band tips a hat to the American masters of the past, their sound is modern and thoroughly of today. The band are great torch bearers of the music that helped build America.

Falling under the bluegrass label, AJLBS generally plays with Sullivan Tuttle and Jesse Fichman on steel stringed acoustic guitars, AJ on mandolin, Jan Purat on fiddle, and Chad Bowen on upright bass - a configuration used to create unique space and texture in the arrangements not as commonly found in the music of their peers. Drawing on influences such as country, soul, swing and rock, the band uses the lens of bluegrass through which they express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music.

If you'd like to see what we've already been up to, here are the listings for previous gigs