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Centenary Centre Gigs
24th January 2006

Centenary Hall, Peel by Night

  • Jan 28th: Nick Barracloughs "Burglars of Barcelona". The ongoing story of Telegram Sam and the Smooth Operators. The line up is; guitar, banjo, accordion, mandolin and bass. The material ranges from cow poke laments to slick lounge songs via english folk.

  • Feb 3rd: Roger Leece is bringing over from London "Shedload of Love", a bunch of session players who have credits too long to mention. The line up is; guitar/vocals, sax/vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums with great songs. Please support our newest promoter!
    Blue Train Big Band - click to enlarge

  • Feb 11th: The islands own Blue Train Big Band return for a great evening of swing and big band classics.

  • Feb 18th: "London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra". A mad evening of skiffle, cajun, klezmer and comedy.

  • March 3rd: Zoot Money Trio . Anyone as old as me will know Zoot is one of the mainstays of the 60's r&b/blues scene. His hammond organ playing and gritty vocals
    The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra - click to enlarge
    are still in demand as much as ever and plays in bands with luminaries such as Roger Daltrey and Georgie Fame.

  • March 10th: Rita Hartman. The international concert pianist is giving a recital includng pieces by Mozart and Beethoven .

    Tickets as usual are available from:
  • Celtic Gold, Peel
  • Peter Norris Music, Villa Arcade Douglas,
  • Black & Blue, Castle St Douglas,
  • Shakti Man, Ramsey.

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