Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains 2016

Our 2016 programme continues through from July to October.   

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.

There is no charge for the Music Train to Plumley, 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 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!

You will need to book in advance for the Music Trains to Chester.  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.


Wednesday 17 August – Chester to Plumley and at the Golden Pheasant

Fiddlestone are playing and singing on the Music Train from Chester and at the Golden Pheasant pub in Plumley.  Fiddlestone are an exciting 5-piece band...a new Celtic flavour and a rich repertoire of traditional music... ballads, airs, reels, and songs with stories...  created from a unique combination of instruments and vocals. 
More music trains 

Our programme of Music Trains continues until October.

Please note the Golden Pheasant at Plumley is closed during September and October for renovations so our venue will be the Railway Hotel at Mobberley.

Wednesday 14 September – Chester to Mobberley and at the Railway Inn with Rob Poole and The Suitcase Dwellers
Wednesday 14 September – Altrincham/Knutsford to Chester and Alexanders with Murray String Quartet on the train and the Ed Watt Band at Alexanders
Wednesday 5 October – Chester to Mobberley and at the Railway Inn with the Time Bandits

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

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