New home for this Feast of Folk concert

The Feast Of Folk concert that was scheduled at Derby’s Assembly Rooms has now been moved to a new venue after last month’s fire in the car park there.

You can now see Home Service in concert at The Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, on Saturday, May 10, at 8pm.

Working alongside the Assembly Rooms staff, PR Promotions have relocated the band Home Service for a special one-off concert in the more intimate surroundings of the theatre.

Home Service, one of Britain’s greatest folk rock bands, is led by Derbyshire musician and actor John Tams, nationally known for his work as songmaker in the worldwide production of War Horse, and for his role as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the internationally acclaimed TV series Sharpe.

This classic eight-piece band was formed at the National Theatre for the production of the Mysteries, and the band reunion is due to the recent discovery of some previously unheard live recordings made by their former sound engineer. These recordings, made at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1986, exhibit a power and commitment that was never fully captured in the studio, so a live album release immediately became inevitable.

The reformed band, in virtually its original lineup, has for two years enjoyed dozens of major gigs, and the reformation has proved to be a thoroughly resounding success, with Home Service receiving ecstatic ovations from audiences, old and new alike.

Tickets are £16, available on 01332 255800, or the ticket hotline on 01773 853428. Free car parking is adjacent to the venue.