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Hickie Rambles Back For St Giles’ Session

by Ben Davis on 22 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Andy Hickie will make a triumphant return to North Wales at the beginning of July to round off a month long tour in support of his debut Album ‘I’d Rather Be Ramblin’.

The tour has taken Andy and his band ‘The Merry Maidens’ to Liverpool, Cardiff, Newport, London and as far a field as Glastonbury Tor and will culminate in a full band performance at St Giles’s Church, Wrexham on Saturday 2nd July as part of the ‘St. Giles’ Sessions’ concert series held there throughout this year.

The special events are a part of Wrexham’s ‘Year of Culture’, The Foundry Creative Centre for business and the Arts have come together with Independent Concert Promoters Lateral Arc to present ‘St. Giles’ Sessions’, four live music concerts at the Parish Church of St. Giles in Wrexham Town Centre.

The Sessions were launched in April with a rapturous, sell-out performance by local stars Heal the Last Stand, and the forthcoming performance promises to be equally as spectacular, with tickets already selling fast.

The Summer Concert will take place on Saturday 2nd July, and is headlined by local ‘super-group’ Andy Hickie and the Merry Maidens. With his guitar and harmonica Andy has been described as ‘The Welsh Bob Dylan’, by radio DJ’s and fans alike, singing his tales of freedom, love, and life on the road, as well as his powerful singing of traditional Folk ballads. When joined by The Merry Maidens, the seven-piece group fuse their influences of folk-rock, roots, and alternative sounds to create what promises to be ‘a gathering of folk like no other’.

The Autumn and Winter concerts in the ‘St. Giles’ Sessions’ series will take place in October and November. Dates will be announced shortly after the 2nd July concert.

Tickets for Andy Hickie & The Merry Maidens Concert are priced at £7.50 full and £5.00 concession and are on sale now:

In Person From:

  • Yales Café Bar, Hill St. Wrexham (01978) 358 780
  • The Foundry, 15, Yorke St. Wrexham (01978) 345 220
  • Wrexham Tourist Information, Lambpit Street, Wrexham (01978) 292015

On-Line at:

All ‘St. Giles’ Sessions’ concerts take place at St. Giles’ Parish Church, Temple Row, Wrexham, LL13 8LY. Doors Open 7pm, first performance 7.30pm Finishes 9.30pm

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.
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