The Sands Room is a small intimate hall - 
The Green
The Sands
Farnham
GU10 1LL
The aim is to try and promote good quality music - it will be a chance to see some amazing musicians in a close intimate setting.  The organising committee will include Owen Munford, Gary & Sherryl Payne, and Richard Holland. For details of the venue and whats on please contact -

Or Ring Richard 01962 886581

Past Acts

Midnight Skyracer  -  June  2017

Tony Furtado USA  - July 2017

Ags Connolly & Jonas & Jane  -  Sept  2017

Propane brothers  -  Oct  2017

Jay walkers  -  Nov  2017

Moreton Road Show & Wood Wire & Words -  Jan  2018

Railsplitters  -  Canada   -  Feb  2018

Hot Rock Pilgrims  - March  2018

Assembly Lane  -  April  2018

G Runs & Roses  CZ  -  June  2018

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado  USA  -  July 2018

The Rosellys  -  Sept   2018

Slocan Ramblers  Canada  - Nov  2018

Lowly  Strung & Dustbowl Sinners  - Jan  2019

The Honey Dewdrops USA - Sat 9th Feb 2019

Mile Twelve  USA  - Fri 15th March 2019

Nowak & Johns / North Drive  Saturday 13th April 2019

Blue Summit  USA  - Friday 31st May 2019

Man About Horse  - USA  - Sunday 14th July

Lunch Special - UK - Saturday 28th September 2019

The Vanguards  - UK - Saturday 26th October 2019

Cardboard Fox - UK - Saturday 30th Nov 2019

Papa Truck      Saturday 1st February 2020

Ticket Price  £10 pre sold  £12 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

Papa Truck is a bluegrass band playing original material, based in South Buckinghamshire, England

 

As well as playing numerous venues in their local area, where they have a strong and devoted following, Papa Truck have appeared at bluegrass festivals around the UK and Europe, including Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, North Wales Bluegrass Festival, Omah Appalachian and Bluegrass Festival in Northern Ireland, and The 2nd Vilnius Bluegrass Festival in Lithuania. As part of their trip to Vilnius they performed three original songs live on National Television. Papa Truck were also invited to support Tommy Emmanuel’s yearly “Tommy Fest” in 2008.

Molly & The Blackbriar Band           Saturday March 7th 2020

Ticket Price  £10 pre sold  £12 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

The Blackbriar String Band specialise in Country and Bluegrass. Based in South London in England.  Quite a number of familiar faces from the Festivals and the  British Bluegrass scene. 

 

Molly (vocals) – a powerful singer, and brings a touch of County Cork charm

Mike (vocals/guitar) – a long-standing character on the UK Bluegrass scene, having played (bass) in one of the first successful UK Bluegrass bands, Orange Blossom Sound

Dick (bass) – another well established musician on the UK Bluegrass scene, having played in bands with most of the current top performers – most recently with Monroe’s Revenge.

Jimmy (fiddle/vocals) – an outstanding fiddler, skilled in a range of genres. Currently also plays with The Biggin Hillbillies and Captain Swing

Hilary (banjo) – an enthusiastic new-comer to the Bluegrass world, having played in a number of bands, including with UK Bluegrass legend Rick Townend.

The Stillhouse Junkies -  USA - Saturday 4th April

Ticket Price  £12 pre sold  £14 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. With all three band members sharing vocal duties and swapping instruments, the Junkies conjure a wide range of tonal landscapes that pay tribute to the iconic sounds of Gillian Welch, the Allman Brothers, Tim O'Brien, the Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, and countless others while breaking new musical ground with their genre-bending original material.

Thunder & Rain - USA  -  Friday 22nd May

Ticket Price  £12 pre sold  £14 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

The band has toured across the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. They were finalists in the Rockygrass Band Competition in 2014 and named #1 Bluegrass band by the Denver Westword in 2016. In 2018, Peet Lukes became a New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Midnight Skyracer - UK  - Sunday 14th June

Ticket Price  £12 pre sold  £14 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

In just over a year of performing they have racked up an impressive number of major festival slots including Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, completed a tour of Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. ( More recently - Australia)   In February 2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire. Most recently, the band became the first UK band to gain recognition in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum awards with a nomination for best band as well as Tabitha receiving a nomination in the instrumentalist category.

The Orange Circus Band      Saturday Sept 19th 2020

Ticket Price  £10 pre sold  £12 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND

 

The Orange Circus Band are a  Bluegrass/Americana collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA.  

Whilst having a hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia -The Orange Circus Band produces original music that has a wholly unique, fresh sound. You can expect wild playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy guaranteed to raise the roof and warm the hearts.  

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