• All aboard the Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

  • Entertainment continues at the pub

  • Homeward bound on a Mid Cheshire Line Music Train


Our first Music Train for some years to Mobberley went well at its new venue – the Railway Inn at Mobberley. 

We will be going to Mobberley again for the last Music Train of 2016.  

Wednesday 5th October 2016  – Chester to Mobberley and at the Railway Inn
The Time Bandits, are a Chester-based folk band who came together for the first time in 2001.   Their repertoire mixes Renaissance and early dance music with traditional folk tunes and songs and an increasing proportion of music written by themselves.  They are equally at home playing for concerts and for dances.
The band make regular festival appearances at Chester Folk Festival and in recent years have also appeared at Chippenham, Shrewsbury , Fylde, Bridgnorth, Middlewich and Rhuddlan Folk Festivals and the Chester and Llangollen Fringe Festivals. 
Why the name the Time Bandits? The band chose its name from the Terry Gilliam ‘Pythonesque’ movie of the same title. Similar to the spirit of the movie, the remit of the band is, in essence, to be musical ‘time travellers’ - raiding and pilfering over 500 years of musical material to be brought back and performed in an updated setting for a modern audience.
The Railway Inn at Mobberley is friendly, family-owned pub, run by Tony and Lynda and well-known for crown green bowling  They put on a special Music Train menu which you can pick up on the train.  The pub itself is in an old mill building next to the station. 
There is no charge for the Music Train to Mobberley, though there is a collection on the way back for the band and you will need a train ticket.  No need to book – just get into the rear carriage.  At stations with a ticket machine or an open ticket office you must buy your ticket before boarding the train.  If you get on at other stations you can buy it from the conductor.  (Music Train leaves Chester at 19:04 and return leaves Mobberley for Chester at 21:58).  

End of the Music Train season
5th October marks the end of the 2016 programme of ‘public’ Music Trains.  It has been a busy year.  We have already had more people on the Music Trains in 2016 than in any previous year. 

We are already looking forward to 2017 - the tenth season of Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains

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

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