Introducing Colm Mac Con Iomaire
28th September, 2016

Who is Colm Mac Con Iomaire ?

1. Involved with legendary band The Frames since 1990. Colm is an integral member and his exquisitely expressive fiddle playing gives the band an added layer of complexity. They have many great songs but perhaps he shines best on Fitzcarraldo.

2. Played violin on David Gray’s 1998 hit studio album White Ladder (on the track Silver Lining). You all know the song such was the popularity of that album.

3. From 2006 onwards Colm continued his involvement with Glen Hansard as a touring member of the band that made up The Swell Season. Their hit song “Falling Slowly” was on a Frames album before it gained notary as part of the film “Once”. Therefore Colm actually had a big hand in the writing of the of the song.

4. Colm’s first solo album “The Hares Corner” (Cúinne an Ghiorria) was released in 2008 and was nominated for the prestigious Meteor Award for Best Traditional/Folk Album.

5. Colm’s 2nd solo album “And Now The Weather” (Agus Anois an Aimsir) was released in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Choice Music Award (Ireland’s version of the Mercury Music Prize).

6. Having provided pieces of music for film, TV & Theatre, Colm was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre to write a piece of music to accompany poems by 6 leading Irish writers. He called this piece of music “Solasta” and later performed it for the President of Ireland!

7. We hope this has given you an insight into the brilliance that is Colm Mac Com Iomaire. He is unique and his music is stunningly beautiful. See for yourself at Brudenell Social Club on Sun 6th Nov 2016.

Support your good local independent record stores:
Buy tickets from Jumbo Records and Crash Records.

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Introducing David Corley & The Wandering Stars
20th April, 2016

David Corley and The Wandering Stars – Leeds Brudenell Social Club – Wed 25th May 2016

David Corley needs no introduction, after his debut album Available Light received nothing but international raves, comparing Corley’s vocals, music and lyrics to Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Joseph Arthur, Tony Joe White, and Warren Zevon, among others. The album also landed on numerous Best Music of 2015 lists.

9 out of 10 stars! “..a striking new voice…raise a glass to Available Light…” – UNCUT

“a stone cold cracker, an instant classic….definitely an early contender for an album of the year.” – Blabber ‘n’ Smoke

But, just who are The Wandering Stars?

On bass- Cait O Riordan
Best known as the bass player in The Pogues. She has also played with Elvis Costello, The Radiators From Space and The Nips.

On drums- Gregor Bersford
Another world-class musician who’s played with Tom Cochrane and Barenaked Ladies.

On guitar- Joey Wright
One of North America’s great pickers. A Juno-nominated songwriter, composer, instrumentalist and performer from Toronto. Nominated for both a Canadian Folk Music Award (Pushing The Boundries) and a Juno (Instrumental Recording of the Year) in 2008 and involved in Sarah Harmer’s Gold Record ‘I’m A Mountain’. In 2015, Joey’s music was chosen to score the multi award-winning film The Anniversary.

On keys- Chris Brown
Chris has recorded his own music, and played (usually organ, piano and clavinet – but sometimes trombone, tuba or other things) for many others such as Tom Jones, Ani DiFranco, Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies, Joan As A Policewoman, Sarah Harmer to name a few.

Support your good local independent record stores: Buy tickets from Jumbo Records & Crash Records

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Americana Music Awards nominations
15th May, 2015

The Americana Music Awards nominations are in:
Sturgill Simpson’s guitarist Laur Joamets is up against John Leventhal for Instrumentalist Of The Year. Both guitarists can be seen performing live at Brudenell Social Club this year. John will play with Rosanne Cash on 21st July and Laur will play with Sturgill Simpson on 19th August. Come along to both shows and decide for yourself which should win the award.



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Giant Sand to play Brudenell Social Club
10th February, 2015

First book the man and then book the band. Excited to announce the prolific GIANT SAND will play an intimate Brudenell Social Club show on Monday 1st June 2015. Tickets on sale now from Jumbo Records & Crash Records.

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Merry Christmas Folks….
19th December, 2014

Its almost Chriiiistmassss folks, we for one love this time of year. Spending time with family and friends, getting a few days off to reflect on the year past and thinking about what possible joys maybe in store next year. So without further ado, here indeed is a short list of Hee Haw Sessions confirmed 2015 shows.

Pass us the Sherry….

Hee Haw Sessions & The Brudenell co-promote:
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS (of Grant Lee Buffalo fame)
& HOWE GELB (Giant Sand)

Two top drawer acts on one night, we can’t say fairer than that.

Read more HERE

Hee Haw Sessions & On The Ride co-promote:

This event will be a standard King Creosote show (with no film screening).

Mercury nominee and one of the most prolific artists that you could ever hope to hear, King Creosote is a singer-songwriter like no other. Unity Works (situated right next to Wakefield Westgate Rail Station) – A recently restored, Grade II listed live music venue will provide us with a beautiful setting for this event.

Read more HERE

Hee Haw Sessions & The Brudenell co-promote:


Listen to their new single HERE

Read more HERE

Hee Haw Sessions:

We welcome back one of our all time favourite bands with open arms. Their return always puts a massive smile on our faces.

Listen to one of our favourite Christmas songs HERE

Read more HERE

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Farewell, Nick Talbot
5th December, 2014

The news that Nick Talbot (Gravenhurst) passed away aged 37 on 4th December saddened us. We don’t have any other words other than to ask you to listen to Nick’s music, keep it alive.–o

We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.
Warp Records

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King Creosote @ Unity Works, Wakefield
18th October, 2014

Oh Yeah!! We have teamed up with On The Ride Presents to bring you King Creosote at Unity Works, Wakefield on Mon 26th Jan 2015. KC is an artist that we have wanted to work with for years, his record ‘Diamond Mine’, a collaboration with electronica composer Jon Hopkins is up there with our all time favourites and it is with great joy that we announce this show.

Please Note: This event will be a standard King Creosote show (with no film screening).

Tickets for the Wakefield show are now available from the following outlets:
Jumbo Records, Leeds
Crash Records, Leeds
Wah Wah Records, Wakefield
Venue Box Office
SEE Tickets

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Changes to Hee Haw HQ
16th July, 2014

We are making some changes in the Hee Haw HQ – Brett will be leaving us in a couple of weeks. He has been with us for over 5 years and his contribution to the cause has been magnificent. The whole experience has been a positive one which has ended as nicely as it started and leaves both myself and Brett with one additional amazing friendship in each our lives. Hee Haw wishes him and his lovely family the best of luck for the future.

Going forward not too much will change; Tré will be the main point of contact for all things Hee Haw. In addition, there will be a small team of helpers to do the wee jobs on the ground in Leeds. You may see them about from time to time, please be as nice to them as you have been to us over the years!

Statement from Brett:
It is with much sadness that we have to announce that I will be leaving Hee Haw Sessions this summer. Tré and I have worked together now for over 5 years, building Hee Haw, sharing the love (as well as at times the pain!), working with some of our favourite artists and bringing some great music to Leeds and beyond. This is an amicable parting. We will always remain best of friends and may even work together again in the future. Balancing work, travel and family life with the job of promoting is never easy and it is time to let Tré take the reins again. My parting will not mean the end for Hee Haw and I have no doubt Tré will ensure Hee Haw Sessions continues to grow from strength to strength. I will be setting something up myself later in the year, doing a few shows I hope and I will make sure you are all invited. Putting on these shows with Tré has been a hugely positive experience and a big part of my life over the last few years. It has been wonderful to meet you all, make some real friends and I hope to see you all again over the coming months and years – at Hee Haw events, other gigs and even my own. Thanks so much to you all for your support over the years and to Tré who has been a truly wonderful partner. My last show will be with Rosanne Cash – what a way to bow out! See you soon x


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Tom Hickok to appear on Later with Jools Holland
29th April, 2014

Tom Hickox
will be playing his track The Lisbon Maru on Later With Jools Holland this Friday 2nd May.

Tickets for his live show at Oporto on Sun 18th May are on sale here:
Jumbo Records and Crash Records

And here is the video of his performance….

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DANNY & THE CHAMPS return to Leeds
10th March, 2014

Having had a good relationship with Danny George Wilson over the years we are delighted to bring you this show.


The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Monday 13th October 2014
Tickets £10 advance available from Jumbo Records and Crash Records

This announcement comes right on the heels of their sold out show at London’s Jazz Cafe last Thursday (6th March).

Danny and his band have been lauded as one of the bands of 2013. High prase has been heaped on them by the bucketload and its justified. One half of Hee Haw saw them perform in Dublin in November 2013 and they blew the roof off the place with their blissful brand of Mowtown soul driven Americana.

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