Benefit Concert for Denise Hopkinson
Featuring Jon Brindley, Ben Walker and Chris Knowles
Friday 18th August 2017 8pm
Ticket Event £5. Available at the Bar or at the door on the evening.
Tonight will be an evening of quality songs and music for Denise Hopkinson. Denise is a lovely soul who is now facing terminal cancer and whilst she asks for very little everyone involved in tonight's benefit concert are hoping to raise funds to help her spend as much time as possible with her loved ones. Your donations and monies raised from the ticket sales will be greatly appreciated by Denise and her family.
Jon has played in piano bars, major folk festivals, art galleries, country festivals, pubs, art centres, care homes, band stands, café terraces and street corners all over Europe. We're most fortunate to have Jon and his talents this evening and it's well worth paying a visit to the Jon Brindley website.
Ben plays a variety of instruments including Uilleann Pipes, flutes, saxophone and whistles. He plays mainly traditional Celtic music with his partner Chris Knowles. Ben writes his own original songs on which he sings and plays guitar. He has released several CD's with Chris plus two CD's of his original songs and 2 more of traditional Celtic music. There's more information plus some videos on the Ben Walker website.
Chris is also a multi-instrumentalist with the Celtic harp being his main instrument but he's also most accomplished on the Irish bouzouki, whistle and low D whistle. In contrast to the Celtic music, Chris also plays improvised music styles using electric mandolin along with alto and soprano saxophones. Learn some more about Chris on the Chris Knowles website.
Finally, a simple thank you. Your attendance at this Benefit Concert will not only be great entertainment for yourselves but most importantly it's a gift of time for Denise.
Contact the Venue
Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap
39-41, Bridge Street
Contact the Organiser