One of the region’s award winning grassroots music venue is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year in a slightly different way during the national lockdown. The Fulford Arms in York normally hosts over 250 live music events annually but due to the pandemics restrictions, it is unable to open it’s doors at the moment.
This hasn’t stopped them continuing to support local artists and it will be kicking off 2021 with the launch of its new online platform, Fulford Arms TV faturing, prerecorded shows and other online content.
During December the venue made use of it’s recent support from Arts Council England to bring together some of the regions best upcoming artists and singer songwriters to record live gigs at the venue under covid-secure guidelines. These high quality recordings will be released over the coming months, with the first 3 being broadcast to coincide with their 7th Birthday celebrations starting at 8pm on Sunday 10th January.
Later in the month the venue will be joining with other local venues to celebrate Independent Venue Week 2021. Viewers can pay what they like to support the productions and the gigs feature a range of programming and artists both local and national from punk and indie to folk and Americana.
10th January – 8pm – Nosebleed – Garage rock’n’roll from Leeds
13th January – 8pm – Katie Spencer & Henry Parker – 2 talented, folk singer-songwriters
17th January – 8pm – Petrol Hoers – as featured on Tom Robinsons BBC best of 2019 show – proving music is a serious business
Upcoming shows feature performances by – Boss Caine – Katie Greenbrown – X-Ray Cat Trio – Cowgirl – Perspex – Zac Roughton – Kirk Brandon- Wolf Solent – Crispin Halcrow – Pat Butcher – Borderline
The gigs will be broadcast on a new platform developed by Bradford venue TheMill.TV and were filmed at the venue in December with local film maker Nathan Riley.