Live Music

Saturday, 6 September, 2014 - 11:30

Venue: Preachers Bar Blackwood

Award-winning music journalist and Manic Street Preachers biographer Simon Price talks to Velvet Coalmine Director Iain Richards about the Manics most iconic album 20 years on from it's release.

Tickets £5.00


Saturday, 6 September, 2014 - 18:30


The closing concert for the Velvet Coalmine festival. 'Concert for Coal' is at Blackwood Miner's Institute with all funds raised supporting the creation of a Creative Coal-writing day and to support the preservation of the National Mining Memorial in Senghenydd. 

The lin-up for the concert is:

Bleedin Noses
Henry's Funeral Shoe

Saturday, 11 October, 2014 - 19:30

Renowned for an action-packed pyrothechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. 
The band will perform Celtic influenced tracks like Whisky in the Jar and Black Rose, amongst the usual razzamatazz and classic tracks such as The Boys are Back in Town, Sarah and more.
Reccomended Age Guidence 16+

Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 19:30

Lindisfarne was Tyneside's best-loved band for over thirty years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group's music and achievements. 
The show is devised, written and performed by founder member Ray Laidlaw and the original drummer and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years. Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne's classic songs including Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne and Run for Home. They also tell the inside story of the group's rise to fame, from Whitley Bay to San Francisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury.
TICKETS £18.50

Friday, 31 October, 2014 - 19:30

Backwoods biggest and best Halloween party is back!
After a year of solid touring promoting their new album "Claim To Fame" 4th Street Traffic are back at the Institute for a 4th time. As always it's a fancy dress affair so get yourselves all ghouled up for a great night.
Every year as been a sell out so get your tickets now!
Tickets: £10/ £12 on the door

Saturday, 1 November, 2014 - 19:30

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. They play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.

Saturday, 8 November, 2014 - 19:30

Three of Europe’s finest acoustic guitarists collaborate in an exciting celebration of their Celtic roots. Soig Sibéril from Brittany, Ian Melrose from Scotland and Dylan Fowler from Wales are all international soloists, in their own right. 
In this performance they showcase unique styles that draw on three distinct Celtic traditions and a world of musical experiences. 
”This is music with heart, soul and, above all a bullish determination to ignore recognised boundaries. “ Chris Jones – BBC online
TICKETS: £10/ £8.00

Saturday, 15 November, 2014 - 19:30

Enjoy all the Bee Gees’ million-selling hits from three chart-topping decades including Massachusetts, Words and I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love, Night Fever  and more, plus platinum-selling hits written by Maurice, Barry and Robin for other million-selling artists – Woman in Love, Chain Reaction, Guilty, Heartbreaker, Grease.
Its all-star cast out-performs the original Bee Gees in their prime in the most authoritative concert show in the world. This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.
TICKETS: £18.00

Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 19:30

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates twenty years of performing ‘A Night At The Movies’ at the ‘Stute, beginning with the first piece performed in 1994 - Gershwin in Hollywood.
There’ll be pieces from musicals such as The Sound of Music and Chicago, movie classics like Gone With the Wind, family favourites including Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean, British classics like 633 Squadron and more. There’ll also be music from Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.
£13 / £12 / £40 FAMILY TICKET

Saturday, 29 November, 2014 - 19:30

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!
Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family. 
The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.
 TICKETS £14/ £12

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014 - 19:30

Bay City Rollers 
Starring Les McKeown
In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown. 
The band’s singles and albums shot to the number spot all over the globe. Massive hits such as ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang A Lang’, ‘Summer Love Sensation’ and ‘Give A Little Love’ (to name just a few).
The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown is a celebration of those hectic days of Hit songs, Touring, TV Shows and the behind the scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went. 
TICKETS: £18.50/ £17.50