Folk ace Dave is back in the area

Dave Burland
Dave Burland

Popular folk singer Dave Burland is to return to the area for a concert in Holloway on Saturday, March 23.

He will be headlining a folk concert which is to be held at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall.

Dave Burland has retired twice in his life.

In 1968, he left the police force to pursue a career in folk music, as a singer and guitar player.

This particular period lasted until around 1998, when he took a ‘proper job’ in which he had to wear proper trousers and on occasions, a suit and tie.

During the aforementioned period of 30 years, he visited many countries, made quite a few records (some no longer available), played many clubs, concerts and festivals.

He also made session appearances on recordings made by Kate Bush, Richard Thompson, Mike Harding, Tony Rose, Bob Pegg as well as quite a few others of similar repute.

Having now retired for the second time, he is looking forward to performing regularly once again, and meeting friends, both old and new, while he goes about the business of demonstrating his own controlled dynamism.

Supporting Dave Burland in the concert will be the Sheffield singer Kirsty Bromley, who over the past couple of years has been performing at festivals and clubs up and down the country,.

During this time, she has been successfully gaining a substantial army of fans.

The concert starts at 7.30pm in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway.

Details and tickets for the concert are available from Dave Carless on 01773 856545.

n The Y Not Festival machine has moved into action again for the forthcoming 2013 event with tickets for this year’s music extravaganza already selling well.

Those ticket sales are already up 30 per cent on last year.

And now organisers of Y Not 2013 are hoping the festival is en route to being sold out for the sixth year running.

This year’s festival is to be staged at Pikehall near Matlock in August and the first round of bands have already been added to the Y Not line-up with a wide range booked to appeal to all tastes.

There will be an appealing blend of the best upcoming acts alongside more established festival bands – and there’s plenty more to come, organisers of the festival say.

The first batch of bands and musicians includes: The Horrors, The Enemy , Ash , Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Dry The River, 65DOS and Dutch Uncles.

In addition, there will be performances by We Are The Ocean, Three Trapped Tigers, The 1975s , Lewis Watson, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Toy, Stealing Sheep, The Computers, Wet Nuns and The Family Rain.

There is also sets to be enjoyed by The History of Apple Pie, Sharks, Arcane Roots, Planes, Jack Martello, King Pleasure and the BB, Gnarwolves, Zico Chain, Evarose, Gallops, The Physics House Band, Rat Attack, Naymedici, Johnny Foreigner, Max Raptor, Stagecoach, Axes, Gunning for Tamar, My First Tooth and Crushing Blows .

Tickets for Y Not 2013 are £79.50.

The festival runs from Friday, August, 2-Sunday, August 4.

In addition to these dates, Thursday entry is possible for an extra £12/per person.

See for more details on tickets and line-ups.

This year, Y Not has had a new, integrated way of getting bands closer to the festival goers and this has been running in the early weeks of 2013 to encourage people to have their say on who they would like to see appearing at the latest festival.

Via a submission page on Facebook,, bands have been able to upload their own tracks for people to enjoy, in Soundcloud or YouTube format.

Y Notters have then bee listening to the music and requesting the act they would like to see appear at this year’s festival.

In recent years, Y Not Festival has won the Best Small Festival at UK Festival Awards 2012 and was also successful in gainingThe Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards 2011.