Packed with multi-instrumentalists, the Helsby Mountain String Band (HMSB) & friends invite you to a night of fun with a bluegrass / country flavour.
Helsby Mountain String Band are taking a break until Sept
We'll meet on the second Friday each month at 9pm where you'll find many popular songs to join in the singing with, or to just sit back and enjoy. We’ll also have guest spots for local musicians.
The night starts with a set from HSMB then one from our specially invited guest and after that a second set from HSMB. It doesn't stop there, if you play then bring an instrument and join in our monthly session.
Come and join us for a night of musical fun at the Blue!
Formed to provide some music for a local one-off event. The event proved such a success the The Helsby Mountain String Band were born. The players are Johnny Baxter (fiddle, harmonica, bodhran, guitar, mandolin & vocals), Tony Kidd (guitar, mandolin & vocals), Richard Nott (double bass), Julian (Jools) Pellatt (guitar, banjo, ukulele & vocals and soon to be mandolin!).
Musical influences include: Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Johnny Cash, Foggy Mountain Boys, Paul Simon, Tom Paxton, Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival, amongst others. Some members also write original material.