Music at Mottram

April 12th, 2018 | Posted by Mick Shaw in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Music at Mottram)

Musicatmottram

We have had a great start to 2018  at Music at Mottram , with two brilliant, if very different, gigs.

Holy Moly and the Crackers were a ball of energy, enthusiasm and very nearly lifted the roof off the hall, whilst Martin Simpson held the audience transfixed with his astonishing guitar and banjo virtuosity. Either way, what better way to spend a Saturday night.

Both acts brought some of their own followers so a lot of people visiting  M@M for the first time. The feedback was that all  enjoyed their Mottram experience and we hope to see them back again very soon.To our regulars, and there are a growing number,we say thanks, keep the faith, and keep coming…

Which leads me to our next night of music when,on April 21st, legendary North East singer, guitarist and raconteur Billy Mitchell will be making a return visit to Mottram St Andrew.Drawing on a deep musical heritage that encompasses Lindisfarne,
Jack the Lad, the Billy Mitchell Band and, most recently, the Pitmen Poets,plus his wonderful solo album The Devils Ground, you are promised a stunning night of song, laughter and pathos.

Even if you are not a massive folk music fan, Billy is a great singer and entertainer who appeals to a broader audience , and this is a night for anyone who  enjoys live music to come and see what we are doing .

Tickets are a steal at only £10.00    . Doors open at 7.15 for our usual 8pm start.  Tickets are available via our website at www.musicatmottram.com    Please book early and we look forward to seeing you on 21st.

Village Hall AGM

April 12th, 2018 | Posted by Mick Shaw in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Village Hall AGM)

Village Hall

We have reduced the number of Trustee meetings to 6 per year, in line with the Parish Council but also because we are able to fulfil our role without meeting every month. The AGM will take place 0n 16th April 2018 at 7pm in The Clubroom at The Village Hall. Everybody from the village is welcome to attend. We will be very pleased to confirm the appointment of Jan Fogg as a Trustee at the AGM. Jan has been very active for some years now in the very successful Jive Club that takes place every Thursday night in the village hall. She was also a very energetic volunteer when we had our working party last year to clean and decorate the hall. If you would like to apply to become a Trustee, we would welcome any application from people who live in the village.

We continue to invest in the infrastructure of the hall, as well as agreeing to restock the crockery which has been damaged or gone missing over the last couple of years. We are also looking at other external works that we need to plan in for repairs in the summer months.

The hall finances continue to be in good shape, helped by new hirers bringing additional activities and events to the village.