St David's Hall is currently closed
St David's Hall is closed to the public until Monday 2 November 2020 as we are adhering to the advice provided by the UK Government. The safety of our patrons, staff and artists are of utmost importance. Please keep checking the website for the latest updates.
Should you need to contact us, please call our temporary number on 07391 791934. The phone line is manned Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Please bear with us as the line will be busy and please note, unfortunately we cannot respond to texts and messages left on this number.
We would like to inform you that the Midnight Skyracer concert on Tuesday 9 June 2020 and Tuesday 12 October 2021 have been postponed to Monday 26 July 2021, due to the uncertain situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The tickets you currently hold will be valid for the new date. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, please call Box Office on 07391 791934 (please note, we are unable to receive texts or voicemail on this temporary mobile number between Mon- Fri, 9.30am and 4pm.
Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their all star lineup boasts Leanne Thorose, with her powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; the virtuoso banjo playing and delicate vocals of Tabitha Benedict; Eleanor Wilkie and her rock solid bass grooves; the versatile Laura Carrivick, equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and the lightning guitar playing of Charlotte Carrivick. Not only are they all masters of their respective instruments, but the vocal harmonies shared between the five women are second to none.
Following the release of Fire in February 2018, the band are set to release a follow up album this Summer on Island Records. Shadows On the Moon, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.
“This is a band and this is an album that can go toe to toe with anything on offer from bluegrass’s spiritual home on the other side of the Atlantic.” **** RnR Magazine
“A conflagration of a debut bluegrass album: hot stuff” **** Songlines
“…probably the best bluegrass I have heard from a non-American band.” fRoots
“‘Fire’ combines seven self-penned pieces, traditional and bluegrass classics – tradition and contemporary working hand in hand and no sign of a join, and it’s seriously good. Harmonies to die for, delicious voices and succulent instrumentation.” FolkWords
“You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of the playing, which is brilliant even by championship-standard bluegrass standards – for there’s sensitivity in shading and dynamic balance too alongside and inside the high-octane note-spinning virtuosity.” Folk Radio UK
“Midnight Skyracer has all the vital components to compete with other bluegrass outfits not only in the UK but also on an international scale.” Northern Sky
Friends of St David's Hall | Over 60s | Students |Claimants | Disabled People plus one companion: £2 off each ticket
Groups of 10 or more (please call Box Office on 07391 791934): £1 off each ticket
Time Credits (please contact Box Office on 07391 791934): 2 credits
Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee. For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 07391 791934. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment. *Only one discount may apply to each ticket and proof of entitlement is required upon ticket collection.