Live and Local – Bush Gothic

The Australian Bush comes to TaddingtonLive and Local always boast of ‘surprising shows in surprising places’ and the event in Taddington in mid-November will be no exception to the rule. Bush Gothic, a fantastic ‘bush band’ who perform folksongs of colonial Australia will … transport the Bramwell Institute with their music on Friday 16 November at 7:30pm.

Rattled by the bones of felons and steeped in campfire smoke, this outstanding Australian band performs riveting folk from the era of criminal women and convict men, of treachery and transportation. They tell Gothic tales of desperate people from an era of adventure and gold. Their music is a haunting marriage between darker, stranger folksongs of colonial Australia, evocative vocals and beautiful, at times foot-stomping music with a wry, antipodean twist.
The band are from Melbourne and have a foot in the future as well as the past. They have had a slew of sold out concerts and 5-star reviews. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M Thomas as an ‘edgy rising folk star’; the Unthanks invited them on tour and to perform at their own festival; their latest album release was chosen as runner up for Roots Magazine 2016 Album of the year.

Tickets are now on sale and can be booked by emailing, by calling or texting 07929 151 688 or in person at The Queen’s Arms, Main Street, Taddington. Advance tickets: £10.00 standard; £9.00 65+; £8 student. On the door: £10.50 standard; £10.00 65+; £8 student.

The Story of Excavations at Fin Cop

Clive Waddington, a leading archaeologist from the Archaeological Research Services will give a talk on ‘The Story of Excavations at Fin Cop’ at Taddington Institute on Wednesday 31 October 7:30. For anybody who isn’t familiar with the story, Fin Cop is the site of the Iron Age hillfort at the end of Monsal Dale next to the A6 and is clearly visible from Taddington. The story of the excavations carried out by Clive and his colleagues assumed national importance as it provided unique and indeed gruesome evidence of events which took place on the site over 2,000 years ago.

Tickets are just £3 in advance or on the door – but book early to avoid disappointment. Refreshments (not included) will be available after the talk. You can book tickets by emailing us at or calling 07929 151 688.