• All aboard the Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

  • Entertainment continues at the pub

  • Homeward bound on a Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

2019 Music Trains programme

There are Music Trains planned for June and July including a MidSummer Night Music Train and a lunchtime special.

In June, we go to Knutsford on a Friday to join in the Knutsford Music Festival and we have a new venue – the Angel on King Street.

On the longest day of the year Nelson Peach are joined for the first time by the singing train driver, Dave Vaughan.

In July, from Altrincham to Chester, Loose Change Buskers are playing on the train and the Terry Burgin Blues Band are playing for us at Alexanders for the first time.

Pastry Shoes are new to the Chester to Plumley Music Trains. And we have a daytime Music Train from Chester to Mobberley as well.


Friday 21 June – Midsummer Music Train from Chester to Knutsford and at the Angel on King Street with Nelson Peach and Dave Vaughan

Nelson Peach are a four piece folk band from Altrincham whose live performances have earned them a reputation as an energetic and thoroughly entertaining band. They perform English traditional songs and tunes, plus contemporary folk and pop - and some American versions of traditional songs. Dave Vaughan sometimes drives our Music Trains – this time he will be performing instead. A regular at Northwich Folk Club he will be singing on a Music Train for the first time.

No need to book for this Music Train – just get into the rear carriage. 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 a ticket machine or the conductor – except at Chester where you must buy your ticket from the station ticket office or the ticket machine before boarding the train. (Music Train leaves Chester at 19:00 and return leaves Knutsford for Chester at 22:24).

Wednesday 3 July – Loose Change Buskers on the Music Train from Altrincham to Chester and Terry Burgin Blues Band at Alexanders

Loose Change Buskers are playing and singing on both trains… a lively set of classic tracks… from ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ to ‘Country Road’... and collecting for Cancer Research UK. The band at Alexanders will be the Terry Burgin Blues Band. Their music is essentially Delta and Chicago blues. They also play more recent music that fits this tradition so that they provide a mix of old and newer songs.

You will need to book in advance. The £16 package deal of music at Alexanders and food also includes taxis to and from the station at Chester. You need to book at www.alexanderslive.com  (You can find and book the Music Trains under ‘Tickets’). On Music Train nights it’s bangers'n mash with peas and gravy. You'll need a train ticket as well – buy it from a ticket machine or the conductor. (Music Train leaves Altrincham at 18:36 and return leaves Chester at 22:52).


A LUNCHTIME Music Train – Thursday 4 July – from Chester to the Railway Inn at Mobberley with Nelson Peach

We have been arranging lunchtime Music Trains for groups from Chester to Mobberley in the last couple of years. This one is open to everyone. At the Railway Inn we have the back room to ourselves and a menu of soup or sandwiches or an excellent two-course lunch. These trips are as enjoyable as the evening Music Trains to Plumley but with a different atmosphere in a smaller village pub – just 200 yards from the station. 

The Music Train leaves Chester at 11:02 and the return leaves Mobberley at 14:20. The music on the train and at the pub is by Nelson Peach – see 21 June for more about them.

If you are interested, please let me know and I will give you more details. You don’t have to get on at Chester – like the evening Music Trains you can get on at any station along the Mid Cheshire Line up to and including Knutsford. However, because space is limited at the pub you do need to let me know in advance that you are coming and book your food with them in advance – I’ll give you details. 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.

Wednesday 10 July – Pastry Shoes on the Music Train from Chester to Plumley and at the Golden Pheasant

Pastry Shoes take us on a trip down a musical memory lane with songs from different decades... jazz, swing and pop favourites... played on guitar and saxophone with smooth vocals... and the opportunity to enjoy singing along to some classic songs. Popular on the Peak District Folk Trains this will be the first time this Cheshire trio have played from Chester to Plumley.

No need to book for this Music Train – just get into the rear carriage. 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 a ticket machine or the conductor – except at Chester where you must buy your ticket from the station ticket office or the ticket machine before boarding the train. (Music Train leaves Chester at 19:00 and return leaves Plumley for Chester at 22:29).


Our future Music Trains include:

2019 Music trains from Chester
Wednesday 7 August – to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley with Terry Burgin Blues Band
Wednesday 4 September - to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley with Port Sunlight Sea Dogs
Wednesday 2 October - to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley with the Time Bandits

2019 Music Trains from Altrincham to Chester
Wednesday 11 September – to Alexanders with jazz from Marts ManJazz3 on the train and the Deportees at Alexanders.

(You need to book the combination package of taxis to and from the station plus sausage’n mash at Alexanders through www.alexanderslive.com).

Groups on Music Trains
Groups are very welcome to join the Music Trains.

If you plan to bring a group of 10 or more people on a Music Train from Chester to Plumley, please contact me in advance about your plans so that we can agree a date or dates. That way we can avoid having too many groups on one evening as well as the many people who come as individuals or in smaller groups – who can just turn up at a station on the night.

If you plan to bring a group on the Music Trains from Altrincham to Alexanders in Chester then just go ahead and book online with Alexanders. There is a maximum of 45 places available.

We are happy to arrange extra Music Trains for groups of 30 or more people on weekdays - five are arranged already. They can be in the daytime or in the evening. In the daytime we mostly go to the Railway Inn at Mobberley. The costs are the train ticket and a contribution to the band’s fee – there is no extra charge for arranging the Music Train. Contact me to discuss arrangements and possible dates. It might also be possible to arrange a group Music Train by combining two groups, if between them they can bring 30 or more people.

More Music Train details
Watch this website for further details or contact musictrains@midcheshirerail.org.uk  for more information or to sign up to the Music Trains newsletter.

What is a Music Train?

Music Train Reports from the Blog?

Back

Line News & Events

  • MID CHESHIRE LINE ART EXHIBITION

    16th July 2019 - 18th August 2019

    The Mid Cheshire Line Art Exhibtion opens at the Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich on Tuesday 16th July....

    Read More

  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    There are Music Trains planned for June and July including a lunchtime special....

    Read More

  • AUGUST 2019 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during August 2019 ....

    Read More

  • SALLY BUTTIFANT MBE

    10th June 2019

    Sally Buttifant, our former rail officer has been honoured with an MBE .....

    Read More

  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    14th May 2019

    Two Mid Cheshire 'Music Trains' lined up for May ....

    Read More

  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    23rd March 2019

    'Music Trains' set to return to Mid Cheshire Line for 12th year ....

    Read More

This site has been re-designed using funding from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund - thank you to DfT, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships for their support.

Home | The Partnership | Publications | Legal | Contact Us

We use cookies on our website to help us give you the best experience on our website.