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Music for all during last four months of 2013
Lichfield Arts has announced its autumn programme, a varied mix of folk, blues, jazz and rock music at the city's Guildhall. The season starts on September 13 with local youth ensemble Wildfire Folk launching their second CD, Sound Signals. September also sees The Young 'Uns taking the stage on the 20th with support from Sunjay Brayne, singer-songwriter Kieran Goss on Sunday 22nd and the Autumn Beer Festival on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th.
September 20: The Young 'Uns
October is ideal for folk and blues fans, with melodeon player and composer Andy Cutting on Sunday 6th, The Walsall Jazz Orchestra and Steve Ajao on Friday 11th, an Autumn Quiz night on Saturday 19th and the blues pianist and singer Steve Clayton on Sunday October 20. Late October features the Lichfield Festival of Folk 2013, with artists such as Kimber's Men, John Kirkpatrick, Meet On The Ledge, Les Barker, The Jigantics and Folklaw. The festival starts on Friday October 25 and runs until Sunday October 27.
October 11: Walsall Jazz Orchestra
November has a lot to commend it, with appearances from Blast From The Past on Friday 1st, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies on Friday 8th and The Dylan Project on Sunday 10th. On Saturday 23rd Lichfield Arts hosts a Rock Night featuring several local bands, and the singer/songwriter and poet Sarah Gillespie makes a welcome return to the Guildhall on Friday 29th supported by Little Sparrow.
December brings two seasonal shows, with Cooper, Simpson, Frazer and Freya presenting their show To Drive The Cold Winter Away on Saturday 7th, whilst Johnny Coppin performs his popular All On A Winter's Night on Sunday 15th. The fast rising critically acclaimed duo of Katriona Roberts and Jamie Gilmore play on Saturday 21st and Lichfield favourites The Climax Blues Band, plus support Bekah Downes close the 2013 season on Sunday December 22.
December 15: Johnny Coppin with Paul Burgess and Mick Dolan - On A Winter's Night
Lichfield Arts Director Dave Simcox says: "We have a full and varied programme for autumn 2013 that offers high quality music and entertainment. Our concerts and festivals offer excellent value for money and the Lichfield Guildhall is a unique historic venue in which to enjoy them. As ever, we are indebted to our team of dedicated volunteers without whom we could not run these fantastic events."