Eddie Lawler, aka “The Bard of Saltaire” writes songs, musicals, poems and plays.
Eddie's new CD of 12 original songs "Saltaire'll Do" on sale at Edward Street Bakery, Saltaire, £5 signed copy. "Eddible" but not to be consumed!
Eddie writes: I've already launched my 6th album of original songs, am working on the next, and sing 'em at occasional gigs. I've three collaborative performances on the go this year: "Tracking the Brontës" with soprano Charissa Hutchins, "Two Tykes on T'Loose" with storyteller and chair of Yorkshire Dialect Society Rod Dimbleby, and "Salt's Waters" with Steve Bottoms, details on my website. And with the help of newly-founded Shipley Little Theatre I'm planning to launch a new play "Making Light" at the Saltaire Festival in September.
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Eddie Lawler: 2017 dates
Tues 7 March, 7.30pm with Friends of Bradford’s Becks at Green Drinks, Brown Cow, Keighley
Sat 18 March from 6.30 performance 8pm Tracking the Brontës at The Old Stables, Adel Church, Leeds, advance booking essential, £10 includes hot supper., phone 0113 267 3875
Friday 24 March guest performer, Robin Hood’s Bay Folk Club, Ye Old Dolphin
Friday 7 April singing my songs at Honley Socialist Club 7.30pm
Sat/Sun 22/23 April as part of Saltaire’s World Heritage Weekend, Welcome to Our Airedale Home with Steve Bottoms, 2 to 4pm, Higher Coach Road River Meadow
Friday 29 April Tracking the Brontës at West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth, 7pm, close to the Parsonage, details to follow
Monday 1 May at start of Tour de Yorkshire in Saltaire, details to follow
Sat 13 May Tracking the Brontës at St Peter’s Church, Moorhead Lane Shipley, 7pm, £8 to include tea & cakes. Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 07793754218 and on the door
Tues 27 June Two Tykes on T’Loose songs and stories with Rod Dimbleby at 7pm at Honley Library (threatened with closure) details to follow
Friday 21 July Two Tykes on T’Loose songs and stories with Rod Dimbleby, at Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre 10.30 am
Wed 16 August as part of Knaresborough’s FEVA Festival, sharing a stage of original songs with Tim Hunter in celebration of Blind Jack Metcalf’s 300th birthday, at The Orb, Elephant and Castle Yard, Off High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0EQ admission £5
Friday 25 August Two Tykes on T’Loose songs and stories with Rod Dimbleby, part of Shaggy Dog Storytelling Festival at Stubbings Wharf, Hebden Bridge 7.30pm, details to follow
Thursday 7 Sept singing my songs at St Peter’s Church Lounge, Moorhead Lane, 2pm
Sat/Sun 9/10 Sept singing my songs during the day with others at Buskers Bench, Caroline St., Saltaire, part of Saltaire Festival
Thursday 14 Sept premiere of my play “Making Light” at Caroline Club, part of Saltaire Festival, details to follow
Sat 16 Sept “Making Light” at HEART, Headingley, Leeds, details to follow
Sat 23 Sept “Making Light” at St Peter’s, Moorhead Lane, Shipley, details to follow
Sun 24 Sept “Making Light” at Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, details to follow
(tbc) Sat 30 Sept “Making Light” at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, details to follow
Monday 6 Nov Tracking the Brontës at Cookridge U3A 10am (private performance)
Thursday 9 Nov Salt’s Waters with Steve Bottoms at Oldham, details to follow
Sat 26 Nov singing a set the Peace Music Café, Glen Room, Victoria Hall, Saltaire, time to follow
Sat 9 Dec Tracking the Brontës at 11am Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds (private performance)