The Land of Oak & Iron

Wood Fired Pizza & Live Music Evening

fri28jan6:00 PMfri9:00 PMWood Fired Pizza & Live Music EveningWith local musicians Bookends & Friends

Event Details

Join us at the Heritage Centre for an entertaining evening of fantastic live music and fresh wood-fired pizza on the last Friday of every month. This month’s will be on Friday 28th January 6pm – 9pm

At the end of the month, why not treat yourself to a delicious freshly made, wood-fired pizza from Lucca Pizza’s Vintage Trailer, which will be situated in the Courtyard area.  Plenty of indoor seating with the evening’s being a bit chilly.

Enjoy an evening of original acoustic folk music from local performers and singer songwriters Bookends & Friends. Bookends duo Brenda and Andy will be joined by their musician friends John Brindle and ItsAcoustica.

Alcoholic drinks (along with non alcoholic drinks) and sweet treats will be available to purchase from café shrub to enjoy alongside the pizza and music. No need to book, just turn up and for a great evening between 6pm – 9pm (last food order 8.30pm).

Masks must be worn when entering the Heritage Centre to use the café, shop or toilets.  Sanitising spray and hand gel is available at both entrances.

A bit more about this month’s musicians:

John Brindle has performed live at various venues, including The Sage in Gateshead and Durham’s Gala Theatre.

He has recorded five solo projects – his latest being ‘Follow the River’. “I’m proud of the songs on the new CD and keen for the opportunity to play live again.

When John is not writing songs or recording, he teaches guitar to school children and adults and has also had articles publishes in music magazines such as Maverick, Mojo and The Living Tradition. His main passion is performing music “If I can connect with someone, entertain and make them think, then I hope I’m getting something right.”

Bookends are made up of Brenda and Andy Kyle who have been writing and performing songs together for about 11 years. “It started as a bit of fun, but it’s got into the blood now! We would class our music as contemporary/indie folk with a twist.”

Many of Bookend’s songs have been inspired by family, friends, personal experience and the North East places that they love … and indeed reference to the beautiful Antrim coast where Andy was brought up.

“We enjoy creating sweet melodies and interesting harmonies, sometimes with a sprinkle of funny bones dust! We have had the pleasure of participating in workshops with Boo Hewerdine, Edwina Hayes, Karine Polwart and Stu Hannah (of Megson) and hope some of their influences have rubbed off on us!

Our plans are to record an album of our songs this year…..we have over 70 to choose from!”

ItsAcoustica are North-East based duo Andy Higgins (guitar and vocals) and Cath Higgins (violin, accordion, guitar and vocals). Andy and Cath have released 4 CDs of original material, with their most recent offering, “Red Sky”, garnering impressive reviews in a number of national magazines.

Their concerts include their distinctive original contemporary folk songs alongside well-crafted arrangements of songs by renowned Americana artists such as Darrell Scott, Steve Earle and Tim O’Brien – all delivered with an engaging warmth and quirky humour. With the recent addition of Steve Wilson on bass adding further subtleties to their sound, ItsAcoustica will be out and about during 2022 playing shows at a town near you!

Bookends & Friends


(Friday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill


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