Music Trains 2016

Our 2016 programme started with a full house for the ‘Chester Folk Festival’ Music Train.  With three bands we had music playing in both carriages. 

A real treat last Wednesday.  The Bands were great, the music was good and we really had a good time.  The Golden Pheasant coped extremely well with a total of 82 customers and Sally made sure we all caught the return train in good time’.

Our future programme includes ...

Wednesday 15 June – Chester to Plumley and at the Golden Pheasant 

The Deportees are Graham Bellinger, Mick Green and Adrian Dear.  All three play guitars, mandolin, mandocello, bouzouki and banjo as well as harmonica and melodeon.  Most of all the Deportees sing  - three voices finding unexpected harmonies in a mix of old and recent songs from both sides of the Atlantic, some written by themselves, others by their heroes - like Woody Guthrie, Richard Thompson, Hank Williams, John Martyn,  Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Tom Waits and good old Trad Arr.  You'll hear songs to join in with, songs to make you think, songs to move you and songs to get you moving.

There is no charge for the Music Train, though there is a collection on the way back for the band and you will need a train ticket which you can buy from the conductor – except at Chester where you need to buy your ticket from the station ticket office or the ticket machine.  No need to book – just get into the rear carriage.  (Music Train leaves Chester at 19:04 and return leaves Plumley for Chester at 22:08).    
Wednesday 13 July –  Chester to Plumley Music Train and at the Golden Pheasant

Nelson Peach are playing and singing on the Music Train from Chester and at the Golden Pheasant.  Lesley Nelson, Richard Nelson and Richard Peach play flute, whistles, cittern, guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo.  “The basis of our music is English Traditional, though we mix in contemporary folk and pop, and also some American versions of traditional songs”. Instrumental arrangements are lively and songs often complemented by two and three part harmonies.
Wednesday 27 July – Altrincham/Knutsford to Chester and Alexanders

Marts ManJazz3 on both trains….three musicians from Mart Rodger’s Manchester Jazz....the jazz sounds of New Orleans, and Chicago….and British revivalist jazz of the 1940s and 1950s.  Louis Noble’s So What Now? leads the monthly Jazz Jam at Alexanders - the night sees a guest artist and a number of invited players to jam with the band.  We will hear jazz standards, classic Latin grooves and blues with their own brand of vibrancy, humour and most importantly with a whole lot of swing!’

For our Music Train to Alexanders you will need to book in advance.  The package deal of music and food plus taxis to and from the station at Chester can be booked online at www.alexanderslive.com   (You can find and book the Music Trains under 'Events').  On jazz nights it’s bangers'n mash with sausages, peas and gravy.  You'll need a train ticket as well.  (Music Train leaves Altrincham at 18:46,  return leaves Chester at 22:48).

More Music Trains

Our programme of Music Trains continues every month until October from Chester to Plumley.

There will be another Music Train from Altrincham/Knutsford to Chester in September.

Watch this website for further details or contact musictrains@midcheshirerail.org.uk

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