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More great live music is heading for Letwell.

John Parr warming up

St. Elmo's Fire star John Parr rehearses before a show at the Village Hall

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Firm Letwell favourite Lindsay Dracass returns to the village hall on Saturday September 21st to celebrate the launch of her long-awaited and appropriately named debut album titled Waiting For You.

The one time Eurovision song contestant has spent two years collaborating with renowned Sheffield songwriter and multi instrumentalist Julian Jones. The weeks and months of hard work have resulted in a classic mix of soul and jazz.

Lindsay's first single from the album, Not Mine, proved a big success soaring to number 6 in the iTunes R&B/Soul charts.

Joined on stage by some of Sheffield's finest musicians, including Julian Jones on guitar, piano/keyboards, Nicola Farnon on bass, Piero Tucci on saxophone and Aidan Thompson on guitar, Lindsay's return promises to be a night to savour.

The Letwell team were blown away when they attended the launch party In Sheffield earlier in the year .

Booking early is essential.

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Two of the UK's finest singer songwriters mark the end of their 25th anniversary tour with a visit to Letwell on Sunday October 27th.

Chris While and Julie Matthews founded their partnership back in the early 90s as members of the legendary Albion Band, and have spent the last quarter of a century touring every continent from Europe to America and Australia. Beth Nielsen Chapman, who has written countless hits for major US stars such as Emmylou Harris, Crystal Gayle, Bonnie Raitt and Bette Midler - is one of their greatest fans describing the duo as "two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world...."

James Taylor, a huge name in the music world, is full of praise too. "They light up the room," he says, "with their amazing energy."

There are plaudits from Richard Hawley as well. "They are," he declares, "truly gifted human beings."

Voted best duo at the BBC Folk Awards and nominated for the award nine times, Chris and Julie blend close harmony vocals with guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo combined with percussion, dulcimer, bodhran and bouzouki. Their original songs cover a whole range of styles from the haunting to the rocky. Expect also lots of great banter and storytelling.


Tickets for both show are priced £12, but it's essential to book early to avoid disappointment.

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