A Christmas Carol - A Folk Opera 20th December
Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm

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Wed 20th Dec 19:30

A brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims' Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

The first half of the show is a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella - the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit - warm-hearted, generous and loving.

Ticket: £11


Charlie Farley Sunday Four 21st December
Thursday 21 December, 8pm

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Thu 21st Dec 20:00

Get Christmas off to a great start at our Christmas Party with Charley Farley Sunday Four.

Serving a smorgasbord of modern pop in the style of a bygone age the boys deliver their party fayre using drums, bass, banjo, ukelele, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and four-part vocal harmonies. Their infectious groove is guaranteed to get you dancing.

Tickets: £12


Live at Cranleigh: Anna Neale 12th January
Friday 12 January, 7.30pm

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Fri 12th Jan 19:30

Singer-songwriter, composer and musician Anna Neale will showcase songs from her new album Wide Sky, accompanied by some of the Syrian musicians involved in the project.

A fusion of Middle Eastern music and Western pop, singles from the album have been featured as BBC Introducing: The South’s ‘track of the day’!

Keep an eye on our website and social media as support acts are announced!

Tickets:£8


Purple Zeppelin 20th January
Saturday 20 January, 7.30pm

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Sat 20th Jan 19:30

Voted the best tribute band of 2015 & 2012. Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by two of the greatest Rock Bands of all time: Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin.

In a full two and half hour show, complete with special effects, onstage `artist differences` and audience participation, you'll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically “The best bits, all of the time!”

"This highly entertaining and musically authentic band dared to match the brilliance of the originators" Chris Welch, former editor of Melody Maker

Tickets: £18


Amiran Zenaishvili, pianist 25th January
Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm

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Thu 25th Jan 19:30

Award-winning Russian pianist Amiran Zenaishvili is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellowship.

Amiran graduated from the Central Music School with highest honours in 2013, and was immediately accepted on full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

Amiran presents a programme of works by Bach, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff.

Tickets: £12

Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart: Set Adrift 2nd February
Friday 2 February, 7.30pm

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Fri 2nd Feb 19:30

‘Set Adrift’ is a folk album by two of the UK's top fingerstyle artists Daryl Kellie and Jon Hart. Written and recorded on a narrow boat on the River Thames.

Along with showcasing the album, the guys will perform individual sets with material from their debut solo albums.

“Epic” Guitar World Magazine, USA

“Truly stunning” D'Addario Strings

“Standout performances dripping with atmosphere” Acoustic Magazine (UK)

“Raises the bar to impressive heights” David Sinclair, Pop & Rock critic at The Times

Ticket: £12


Community Drum Circle, with Ray of `Drum With Us` 3rd February
Saturday 3 February, 10.30am

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Sat 3rd Feb 10:30

A community drum circle is a noisy and fun family-friendly event where people of all ages come together to share their musical spirit. There are no wrong notes and no mistakes. it is all about having fun so come along, grab a drum and go!

A community drum circle is open to everyone and anyone, no musical experience is required and all drums and percussion are provided.

Ticket: £5


Henrietta Hill, violist 6th February
Tuesday 6 February, 7.30pm

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Tue 6th Feb 19:30

Henrietta Hill is a 2016-2018 Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellow and has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of distinguished conductors Paavo Järvi, Jakub Hrůša, and Yuri Temirkanov. In addition to her flourishing orchestral playing, Henrietta regularly performs chamber and solo repertoire with a special interest in contemporary music.

Henrietta presents a varied programme of music by Millhaud, Dowland, Britten, and Hindemith.

Tickets: £12

Tannahill Weavers 7th February
Wednesday 7 February, 8pm

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Wed 7th Feb 19:30

Part of their 50th Anniversary UK tour, Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers bring their dynamic Celtic rhythms and ballads to Cranleigh Arts.

This lively quartet play Scottish traditional music at its best! As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahill's potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves their audiences spellbound.

“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new” New York Times

"Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerfull, inventive arrangements have won them fans from all over the world. The band is one of a kind" New York Times

Tickets: £13.50


Cristian Sandrin, pianist 7th March
Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm

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Wed 7th Mar 19:30

Romanian pianist Cristian Sandrin made his solo debut recital at Wigmore Hall in September, 2017. A recipient of the Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellowship, he is completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music on full scholarship. 

Cristian is an active soloist and chamber music collaborator and he presents a programme of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel.

Tickets:£12

The Red Stripe Band 9th March
Friday 9 March, 8pm

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Fri 9th Mar 20:00

The Red Stripe Band's colourful career has seen their latest CD "Soho Surprise" reach number 10 in the London Jazz Charts. They have played virtually every jazz and blues festival in the UK and picked up best new comer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. 

Expect to be entertained with an energetic mix of original songs, boogie woogie, swing and rock n roll classics in an engaging, ever moving and comical show. 

They are delighted to be once again supported by Tormead Girls Wind Band.

Tickets: £15


The Ron Green Big Band 16th March
Friday 16 March, 8pm

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Fri 16th Mar 20:00

The Ron Green Big Band consists of sixteen musicians and a singer and includes members from Cranleigh, Horsham and Godalming.

Come along for an evening of music from the swing era, with a whole host of well known favourites, sure to get those feet tapping!

Music is under the direction of John Sandford, Saxophone Teacher at Cranleigh School.

Tickets:£12

Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers 24th March
Saturday 24 March, 8pm

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Sat 24th Mar 20:00

Following a sell-out tour earlier this year, Geoff Achison brings his full blues-rock experience to Cranleigh Arts! 

He is supported by his UK Souldiggers - internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly, keys man, Paul Jobson and bassman, Andy Hodge. 

Geoff’s exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and was listed as one of the Top 50 Australian Guitarists in 2012. His latest album, `Another Mile, Another Minute` won 5 Australian Blues Music Awards.

Tickets:£16.50