The Processed Pea…
…means many things to different people:
To professional musicians it is a much respected venue at which to perform. To young performers it is a place to be able to gain experience of playing in front of a live audience and for more experienced musicians it is an opportunity to do what they enjoy … making music. To those in the audience it means quite simply – a good night out!
Now on the 1st MONDAY OF THE MONTH. We operate on a first come, first served basis. The Light Dragoon opens its doors from 6.30 p.m. especially for the Processed Pea, and the evening starts at 8pm. Please come as early as you can to ensure a seat. Unfortunately food is no longer available. We aim to finish around 11pm. Occasionally we may put on additional gigs but they will always be on a Monday evening.
Check out the latest additions to our Gallery. For further information on most of our artists you can go to their websites simply by clicking on their name.
September 7th 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE & EDWINA HAYES IN CONCERT
Last season’s concert proved so popular and successful that we were inundated with requests for another performance. So here we are with a second offering of Flossie and Edwina separately and together. We anticipate another sell out show so be sure to book your seats/buy your tickets early.
Listen to Flossie sing You Take my Breath Away from her CD “Mistral”.
and to Edwina singing “Leave a Light On For Me” from her CD “Pour Me A Drink”.
Tickets £10.50 available by clicking here from WeGotTickets
Monday October 5th 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
Recently reformed we welcome back the Nick Rooke Band.
Barnsley born Nick was surrounded by music from an early age. He joined his first band at the age of ten, and grew up playing banjo and mandolin in local ceilidh bands – all of which provided a rich compost of traditional music from which strong deep roots have grown. His love of people and their stories inspires and fuels his song writing; and his romantic outlook on the world, its wide open spaces and the sea, enriches his songs with a deeply evocative sense of place.
Nick juggled a university education with gigging up and down the UK with The Lynch Mob; and later toured with a variety of bands, including Mary Corvette, Glen Cornick’s Wild Turkey and The Proclaimers.
Over the last ten years Nick has concentrated solely upon writing his own material; the early results of this were the EPs, The Attic Sessions and Railway Line. He then went on to release his first album, Trouble Adjustin’ in 2011, and Jericho Wales and Other Tales followed in 2013.
Paul plays fiddle, flute, whistles and accordion.
He has been a member of various bands including Noah’s Ark and Off the Boat.
He writes the odd tune or two.
Lisa began playing the tin whistle at the age of 12, having switched from the recorder, glockenspiel, clarinet and crum horn – none of which were particularly useful in an Irish session!
She is a one-time member of The White Horse Ceilidh Band, Green Clog Dancers and Sarum Morris, who ‘plays by ear’ having never really got to grips with the dots. She also rock climbs and is an archaeologist by profession.
Hear Nick Rooke Band play Fanny Was A Fat Fruitarian:
Plus two new members – details to follow.
Tickets 7.00 available here from WeGotTickets
Monday 19th October
Mike Tickell and his teenage daughter travelled the length and breadth of the UK in the mid-80s discovering wonderful small music venues crammed full of like-minded music lovers. There was a connection with those audiences that they loved – a unique feeling in the air often lacking in larger venues – the likes of which they have since become more accustomed to. With a hankering to rekindle that experience a limited number of “back to grass roots shows” have been arranged to share stories, songs and memories as a ‘dad and his lass’ return to some of theintimate venues they performed at thirty years or so ago – and meet today’s audiences.
The Pea is one of those chosen and a nearly secret show has been arranged at the Light Dragoon on Monday 19 October. If you haven’t guessed we are talking about the great Northumbrian piper and fiddler Kathryn Tickell with her dad Mike. Seats are expected to sell out in a flash so be sure to book early for this exciting event.
Tickets £12.00available here from WeGotTickets
Monday November 2nd 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY
YORK BASED CONCERT AND CEILIDH BAND
Voted best band at last year’s Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard’s Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it’s hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit.
Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
Tickets £10.00 available here from WeGotTickets
Monday December 7th 2015 at 8.00p.m.
Making his seventh consecutive appearance at the Pea should prove to be another smash-hit sellout performance for the ex Christians, ex-Yachts etc. singer songwriter par excellence, local lad made good – Henry Priestman! Which is why we are advertising this show so early as ticket sales are already well under way. So to avoid disappointment book now.
Tickets £12.00 available here from WeGotTickets
Listen to mp3 “Same Circus, Different Clowns” from Henry’s latest album “the last mad surge of youth”. Available from his website. Click on his name or go to www.henrypriestman.com.