Live acoustic music 1st Monday of the month Light Dragoon Etton Beverley HU17 7PG


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.

2015 Programme

Monday October 5th 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.

The Nick Rooke Band

All who attended enjoyed a fabulous evening’s entertainment from the Nick Rooke Band comprising Nick on vocals, guitar and piano, Lisa Wastling on penny whistle and vocals, and Paul Blackburn on vocals,fiddle and flute.  The evening was made more entertaining because of the repartee between Nick and the band members and Nick’s mum and dad who were in the audience!!! They were ably supported by Jack Parker, Barry Cundill, Andy Davey (who doubled as sound engineer), Marc Bartram from East Anglia, and Mike Loughlin. The programme was recorded by Max and will feature in a forthcoming edition of  The Folk Hour. We are hopeful of a return visit towards the end of 2016.











Monday 19th October

The Tickells

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.


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Tickets £12.00available here from WeGotTickets

Monday November 2nd 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.


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.

Listen to High Barbary by Blackbeard’s teaparty:
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Listen here to “The Ballad of William Kidd”

Tickets £10.00 available here from WeGotTickets

 Monday December 7th 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Henry Priestman


 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


All tickets are available from WeGot or Stuart Bell will take reservations on 01430 810669. Tickets also available in advance from Beverley Tourist Information, Minster Records Beverley, and Costcutter Cherry Burton.


2016 Programme

January 2016      – no meeting

February 2016    – “Beatles Night”    This will be a free event. Yes folks – as a thankyou to all our supporters this event will present a showcase of East Riding talent in a tribute to The Beatles COMPLETELY FREE! If you are interested in performing at this event please get in touch with Mike Loughlin on 01430 810386, or Stuart Bell on 810669. The only proviso is that you will perform your favourite Beatles songs. In order to balance the programme I also need to know which of 5 songs you will perform and will make a selection for the whole programme. Please try to let us know by the end of November latest so we can let you know in good time which songs we would like you to do. Details also on Facebook.

March 2016          – Rab Noakes

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more information to follow

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Or buy from
    Beverley Tourist Information
    Cherry Burton Stores
    Minster Records
Or Telephone Box Office
    01430 810669