Category Archives: Music

Sacred Wing Concert

Sacred wing are performing Eternal Light, a Requiem by Howard Goodall in the first half of their concert at All Hallows on Sunday 16th December at 7:30pm. After an interval when mince pies can be enjoyed the second half of the concert will give you the opportunity to sing some of our favourite Christmas Carols.

Penthos Requiem

Next Saturday 27th October at 6pm sees the first performance of the Penthos Requiem at St Michael’s Church by the St Peter’s Singers. Written by Matthew Oglesby and Hannah Stone, Penthos is conceived as a meditation on conflict and reconciliation in the form of a Requiem. Penthos is a significant contribution to the City’s commemorations for the centenary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (1914-1918), urging communal reflection on the persistence of war in our own times.

Tickets are free but there will be a collection to support refugees in Leeds.

The performance will also include “Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst” (“How desolate lies the city”) by Rudolf Mauersberger and Beethoven’s “Mass in C”

Willy Porter and Luke Jackson – Live At All Hallows’

Willy Porter and Luke Jackson – Live At All Hallows’ – Friday October 12th at 7:45pm

Live at All Hallows’ are very excited to welcome Willy Porter and Luke Jackson. The team are all huge fans of both artists. Willy joins us for the first time and following gigs various members of the team have attended at Greenbelt and Leeds we can guarantee he will blow you away. Luke returns to Live at All Hallows’ following a previous appearance with Amy Wadge and is a performer growing in strength.

This will be a very special night, do not miss out!

There is a Bring Your Own Take Away before the gig


Willy Porter

Searching for the shaman that lives inside the guitar has led Willy Porter on a musical and personal odyssey spanning over two decades, 11 albums, and multiple continents. He has literally logged millions of miles across America, Canada, the UK, and Europe, touring solo, as well as with various incarnations of the Willy Porter Band and in support of artists like Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Jethro Tull, Sting, and Jeff Beck.

Porter’s journey remains defined by an independent drive to evolve as a musician and human, affording him the freedom to create the next song on his own terms. Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events– equal parts grit, soul, and muscle–that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.

From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994’s Dog Eared Dream, to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy Porter is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences that resonate with listeners long after the last chord fades. Porter’s 2015 album, Human Kindness, featured the songs “Train” and “Chippewa Boots,” performed live on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion by Willy and his singing/songwriting partner, Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make Bonfire to Ash, a new record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).

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In addition to making a life in music, Willy makes an impact in the local and global communities he visits. He has supported food sustainability, international peace efforts, and domestic assault advocacy for various organizations as well as promoting messages of inclusivity and service through his music and partnerships.

Willy Porter lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and their dog Beagle/Terrier, Charlie.

Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .

As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe.

His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up ‘Fumes and Faith’ in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, ‘This Family Tree’, which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as ”Two words. Bloody brilliant” and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer

November 2016 saw the release of Luke’s 3rd full studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words”

In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ which again has been enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting “That’s got to be one of the most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- he’s a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues”

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Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Live At All Hallows presents Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

Live At All Hallows are proud to be able to welcome Jimmy and Sid on Sunday 16th September – you can find out more on Facebook and book your tickets on Eventbrite or on the door. They will be supported by their good friend Behla Hutchinson

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

‘This is a well-judged collection that feels very timely in its preoccupation with the working poor, and of economic and ecological instability. Observations about modern life blend seamlessly with traditional material, delivered with rare poise and delicate musicianship. What particularly stands out on all the self-penned numbers is the duo’s ability to treat contemporary subject matter effectively in folk music.’ ★★★★ Songlines

Sacred Wing – Mozart’s Requiem

We are delighted to be able to host Sacred Wing again this Advent as they perform Mozart’s Requiem followed by carol singing and mince pies. Sunday 18th December at 7:30pm
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Live At All Hallows this Autumn

We have a very exciting series of gigs being hosted at All Hallows this autumn with food being provided beforehand by the TRJFP@AH Rainbow Bistro.

The series kicks off on 21st October with “Breaking the Spell of Loneliness” – an intriguing gig with Ewan McLennan and George Monbiot. George is a well known journalist for the Guardian who had an idea – this has developed into a series of songs written by Ewan. The gig will involve George speaking about the topics and telling the stories with Ewan performing the songs. We are expecting this event to be a sellout so book quickly for the gig and separately for the bistro beforehand.

We see the return of “old favourites” O’Hooley and Tidow a week later on 28th October. They have performed three times before and are back again – they either love the venue or the food or both! They will be promoting their new album “Shadows”. Book here for the gig and here for the bistro.

martyn-joseph-1bAnd to conclude, the great Martyn Joseph is coming back a year after his first gig for LAAH. Martyn joined us in the kitchen last year before performing a brilliant gig to a packed audience. He will be supported by the exciting Antje Duvekot. This is bound to be a sellout so book those tickets! Here for the gig and here for the bistro.

If you intend to come for the bistro please make sure you book your place separately – food is provided by The Real Junk Food Project at All Hallows and is available on a Pay As You Feel basis.

VIDEO “The World Is Our Song” (Unofficial Anthem for Team Refugees)

This was All Hallows last night as we rehearsed and recorded the Unofficial Anthem for #TeamRefugees “The World Is Our Song” written and led by Beccy Owen. You can download the song from Beccy’s Bandcamp site and all profits go to PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

The unofficial #TeamRefugees Olympic anthem

This evening we are recording the unofficial #TeamRefugees Olympic anthem at All Hallows. We are packed out with people who have the most amazing voices singing as one!

Click on the photos for a closer look!

Sacred Wing Choir at BLF 2016

What a treat. Sacred Wing provided the very final performance of this year’s Bradford Literature Festival- and sounded just as heavenly as they look in this pic..

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Bassoonery concert – March 5th

On Saturday we were right royally entertained by “Bassoonery”, a group of musicians who make “sounds that’ll make earthworms wriggle”! The group consists of David Buck on bassoon, Alison Mordey on violin, Robin Pennie on viola, Caroline Steer on cello and Richard Webster on violin. Together they produced some fantastic music spanning over 300 years including Mozart, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Fats Waller and Gorrell. In between pieces David entertained and informed us with stories about the music and the instruments as well as telling us all about wriggling earthworms!

The evening was in aid of Wheatfields Hospice and raised £ . A huge thank you to David and his friends, to all who came along to be entertained and to TRJFP@AH for providing such amazing food before the event and during the interval.

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