COTTAGE CONCERTS, OLD VILLAGE

Started in spring 2014, Cottage Concerts began life as quarterly house concerts held at the delightful country cottage of Kev Buxton’s partner, Sandy Huddart, in the  award winning village of Old near Northampton. In spring 2016, for personal and practical reasons, we relocated to the nearby Old Community Centre (equally as homely but with a bit more space) where they continue to go from strength to strength. The concerts feature a mix of Kontra favourites along with some superb acts (including the occasional legend!) who we haven’t been able to book at other Kontra events. They have proved to be something very special indeed and become enormously popular with every show a sell out.

UPCOMING CONCERTS


SATURDAY 15 JULY

THE RUBBER WELLIES £12

Travelling indie folksters The Rubber Wellies present their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood… Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand.  This will be an evening of unique music entertainment guaranteed to put a smile on your face! “Try and listen to The Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it's impossible!” - BBC Radio Sheffield

www.hotdroprecords.com



SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

GEORGE BREAKFAST £12

www.georgebreakfast.com


SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

PAUL LAMB & CHAD STRENTZ £14

www.paullamb.com


SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 2018

MAMBO JAMBO £12

www.mambojambo.co.uk


Due to their intimate nature, and because house concerts are essentially private parties,  Cottage Concerts are by invitation only. However, if you’re interested in coming along, just let us know, and if there are places left we will be more thsn happy to invite you.



Donations for a typical Cottage Concert are £12-£14 (payable in advance) and include a full home cooked meal. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, the seating comfortable, and the country setting absolutely idyllic. Old Village is approximately 15 minutes drive from both Kettering and Northampton. Our doors are open from 7pm for food and the concerts start around 8pm. There are two 45 minute sets approximately, with a sweet course available in the interval. People are welcome to bring their own alcohol, but soft drinks will be provided.  

PREVIOUS COTTAGE CONCERT PERFORMERS

PAUL LIDDELL  5 May 2017

THE BLACK FEATHERS  21 January 2017

PETER DONEGAN  22 October 2016

JINSKI  9 July 2016

KEVIN BUXTON  16 April 2016

THREADED  16 January 2016

REG MEUROSS  2 October 2015

FAKE THACKRAY  11July 2015

DANIEL SMITH  21 March 2015

CHRIS CONWAY  4 January 2015

JEZ LOWE  11 September 2014

SOUNDS OF SIMON  4 July 2014

PAUL LIDDELL  19 April 2014

PAUL LIDDELL
5 May 2017
PAUL LIDDELL
5 May 2017
THE BLACK FEATHERS
21 January 2017
THE BLACK FEATHERS
21 January 2017
PETER DONEGAN
22 October 2016
PETER DONEGAN
22 October 2016
JINSKI
9 July 2016
JINSKI
9 July 2016
KEVIN BUXTON 
16 April 2016
KEVIN BUXTON
16 April 2016
THREADED
16 January 2016
THREADED
16 January 2016
REG MEUROSS 
2 October 2015
REG MEUROSS
2 October 2015
FAKE THACKRAY
11July 2015
FAKE THACKRAY
11July 2015
DANIEL SMITH
21 March 2015
DANIEL SMITH
21 March 2015
CHRIS CONWAY
4 January 2015
CHRIS CONWAY
4 January 2015
JEZ LOWE
11 September 2014
JEZ LOWE
11 September 2014
SOUNDS OF SIMON 
4 July 2014
SOUNDS OF SIMON
4 July 2014
PAUL LIDDELL
19 April 2014
PAUL LIDDELL
19 April 2014

COTTAGE CONCERT HALL OF FAME