Blackbeard’s Tea Party Tour Dates 2014

March 2014

Fri 14 – Wed 19. Costa Del Folk Festival, Hotel Alay, Av de Alay, 5, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, SPAIN
Tel: 01254 504970 See website for tickets and times


Sat 29. The Duchess, Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7NP
Tel: 01904 641413 Tickets £6.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Sun 30. Barnsley Acoustic Roots Day, Horizon Theatre, Dodworth Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 6PD
Tel: 01226 704230 See website for tickets and times

April 2014

Thu 3. Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 7JZ
Tel: 0121 444 2081 Tickets £6.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Fri 4. The Greystones, Greystones Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 7BS
Tel: 0114 266 5599 Tickets £10.00 — From 8:00 p.m.

Sat 5. West End Centre, 48 Queens Rd, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3JD
Tel: 01252 330040 Tickets £10.00 — From 8:00 p.m.

Sun 6. The Edge Arts Centre, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6NB
Tel: 01952 728911 Tickets £8.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Wed 9. Fruit, 63 Humber St, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU1 1TU
Tel: 01482 221113 Tickets £10.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Fri 11. The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3SS
Tel: 01453 755600 Admission Free — From 8:00 p.m.

Sat 12. Rake and Pikel Chester Rd, Huntington, Chester CH3 6BS
Tel: 01244 318254 Admission Free — From 8:00 p.m.

Fri 25 – Sat 26th Folk Weekend George St, Oxford, Oxford OX1
See website for tickets and times


May 2014

Fri 16. Howden Live, Shire Hall, 11 Market Place, Howden, East Yorkshire DN14 7BJ
Tel 01430 431535. Tickets £10.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Fri 23. Ireby Festival, Globe Hall, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 1DX
Tel: 01697 371645 See website for tickets and times

Sat 24. Chippenham Folk Festival, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15
Tel: 01249 657 190 See website for tickets and times

Sun 25. Chester Folk Festival, Kelsall, Cheshire CH3 5UP

See website for tickets and times

June 2014

Sat 7. Gate to Southwell Folk Festival, Normanton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25  OPT
Tel: 01636 816 678 See website for tickets and times

Sat 14. The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA
Tel:  01460 240340 Tickets tba

Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, 93762 Kuching, Malaysian Borneo.
Tel +608-241098. Tickets from RM90.00.

July 2014

Fri 11. Bromsgrove Folk Festival, The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior, Worcestershire B60 4BH
Tel: 01527 831577 See website for tickets and times

Sun 13. Ely Folk Festival, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2SH
Tel 01284 758000 See website for tickets and times.

Fri 18. Festival at the Edge, Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6DB
Tel: 01939 236626 See website for tickets and times

Sat 19. Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, SP5 5PY
Tel 01725 552300 See website for tickets & times


August 2014

Sat 9. Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, OX17
Tel: 0900 637 1644 See website for tickets & times

Fri 15. Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire DE12 6AT
Tel: 01530 272 305 See website for tickets & times

Sat 16 & Sun 17. FolkEast Festival, Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT
See website for tickets & times

Wed 20. & Thu 21. Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21
Tel: 01274 833669 See website for tickets & times
Fri 22. Galtres Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Tel: 07803 570399 See website for tickets & times
Sat 23, Sun 24th & Mon 25th. Shrewsbury Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF
Tel: 0115 807 7900  See website for tickets & times

September 2014

Fri 5 & Sat 6. Swanage Folk Festival, Swanage, Dorset BH19

See website for tickets & times

Fri 12. & Sat 13. Bromyard Folk Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4NT
Tel: 01432 340555 See website for tickets and times

Blackbeard’s Tea Party have been playing together since the summer of 2009. They began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, but quickly gained a reputation as a formidable live act and soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York.

Word quickly spread, and the band began to play gigs further afield, including a number of noteworthy festival concerts and ceilidh bookings throughout 2010 and 2011. These included Sidmouth, Shrewsbury and a headline slot at Galtres, amongst others.

To date Blackbeard’s Tea Party have released an EP (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober’ (2011). Since the release of Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober – which R2 Magazine gave a five star rating – Blackbeard’s Tea Party have gone from strength to strength. They were recognised as one of the best live bands in the UK in the 2011 FATEA Awards and 2012 saw a long run of festival bookings, including Cambridge and Whitby, and return visits to Sidmouth and Shrewsbury, amongst others.

2013 was their biggest year yet with the release of their second album “Whip Jamboree” accompanied by their first UK headline tour. During the  summer of 2013 they performed at numerous festivals, including a return to Sidmouth plus appearances at Beverley, another headline slot at Galtres, alongside first time visits to Broadstairs, Holmfirth and many more. In between all these shows, Blackbeard’s Tea Party could still be found busking on the streets of York whilst performing at their own band gigs across the country. Already the diary for 2014 is filling up with numerous major festival appearances now confirmed.


The Band:

Stuart Giddens: melodeon, sumptuous vocals

Tim Yates: bass, melodeon, trombone, sousaphone
Martin Coumbe: electric guitar, lidl acoustic guitar
Dave Boston: djembe, congas, shakey things, bells, faux bells
Liam  ‘Yom’ Hardy: cajon, drums, tambourine, minature cymbal
Laura  Barber: fiddle, cello