Back from the Lakes

We had a great time playing a series of gigs in the Lake District and we’re already planning our return in May 2017. You can see some home-video of us playing at The Hawkshead Brewery on our Watch page.

One of many highlights was Angela’s daughter playing three or four tunes with us at a brilliant pub session. You can see a few video clips of that night on our Facebook Page.

We came back to York to a couple of bank holiday gigs, including a recording for Vale Radio. That makes 7 Leather’o gigs in 11 days, so I think it’s time for a beer…

Oh, and over in The Western Lakes where we were based there are also fantastic beaches!


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Down South

Three of us are doing a couple of gigs in Hampshire this weekend – I guess we have to resurrect the old name Little Leather’o that we haven’t used for a while. We’ll be joined by our fabulous dep fiddle player Maggy Lamb. Update: the two gigs went well:

Leathero Devizes gig August 2016

Next we’re off to the Lake District for a week, including four gigs and hopefully a lot of work around the kitchen table on the new tunes and songs we’ve got in the pipeline.

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New tunes at the Snickleway Inn on Thursday!

snicklewayWe’ll be gigging a few new tunes for the first time at the Snickleway Inn in York this Thursday. How many depends on how the rehearsal goes tonight!

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Summer’s Here!

Whole band B&W 2Summer’s here – we were very busy in May and early June, and we’re having a video of one of our tunes edited in the next week or two.

With a couple of the band members travelling over the summer, we will only be doing a few gigs in June.

July picks up with a wedding in Middlesex and a new venue in York, then August will be our busiest gig schedule ever, with gigs in York, Hampshire and the Lake District. We’re expecting to come back from the Lakes with some new tunes – we’ll be playing-in a couple at open mic’s here and there.

Have a look at our Forthcoming Gigs page and our Facebook page for details!

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On Location At Our Favourite York Pub

Another great gig at The Snickleway Inn in York this month. We recorded some video which is being edited together with some footage from a “studio” session – watch this space!

Thanks to Rochelle for this great photo:

Leathero at Snickleway June 2016

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A Great Festival

We had a great audience for our set at The City of York Folk Weekend at the legendary Black Swan. It was very kind of so many audience members to come up to us afterwards – the thing we heard them say most often was how much energy the band brought to the stage, which is exactly why we love to play!

Thanks as always to Roland for organising this great festival.

Many thanks to Christine Cockett for some great photos – here are a few of themWhole bandAngie high D:Bob 3Linds fretless 2

Rachel 2 Jack & Rachel

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It’s Festival Season!

Leather'o at Stillingfleet May 2016We’ve been playing our first few festivals of the 2016 season. Here we are, in the rain, with Callum on percussion. We had a great crowd for our return to Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival and we’re rehearsing some new tunes for the folk highlight of the summer in York – the Black Swan festival. We’ll be playing at 8pm on Saturday 4 June. There will be three days of great music, great beer, and it’s all free (well, not the beer, obviously…) – see you there!

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Leather’o In The Lakes

We’re delighted to have our Lake District gigs confirmed:

– Friday 19 August, from 9.30pm The Vagabond pub, Whitehaven

– Saturday 20 August (evening) The Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley (near Windermere)

– Sunday 21 August (3pm – afternoon session) The Woolpack, Hardknott Pass (get there via Eskdale)

– Newfield Inn, Seathwaite – evening session – date to be confirmed

The whole band will be staying in the Western Lakes and popping up in pubs and bars around the most beautiful part of England.Wastwater

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Bier, anyone?

It was a noisy night at The Bier Keller in York:


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Leather’o high

In September we will be playing at the highest pub in England – The Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale. A great venue for live music, surrounded by proper walking country.

Tan Hill Inn 1 Tan Hill Inn 2

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