A new webpage is being created in response to a request from one of our promoters, who thought it would be a good idea to let others know about acts which have appeared on Hog the Limelight in the recent past, but who are not on the current county supported programme. We have not included costs in the list, as situations may have changed.
Irish Harp & Guitar - Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
Maire is one of the most influential, interesting and original players of the Irish harp today, with a clear, warm and expressive voice. Chris, one of the UK’s more extraordinary and revered acoustic guitarists, has a great line in witty introductions. Together why perform a breathtaking blend of Irish and Scottish music, swing jazz, baroque and bluegrass, they tour all over the world.
Shoo Shoo Baby - Stunning Cabaret Performances
The 3 performers are quite amazing and were on Hog the Limelight for several years. Fabulous costumes, wonderful voices and a thoroughly entertaining experience.
London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
High energy Roots Music and much much more. A genial group of eccentric musicians you are unlikely to meet. “Amazing…young and old enjoyed them enormously!”. Sparsholt Village Hall
Mervyn Stutter - Comedy and Song Cabaret
A very great favourite of Hog villages and hundreds of venues up and down the country. His annual month stint “Pick of the Fringe” in Edinburgh sees repeat visits from many of his loyal audience. His shows are always topical as he celebrates the trivial and attacks the absurd with humour and clever song on the guitar.
Hank Wangford - The No Hall Too Small Tour
A class act which is brilliant and hilarious… if you haven’t come across Hank before, be prepared for heart warming parodies of the great country and western genre….His website says it all. His fans are legion and often follow the act around the country.
One of the UK’s masters of observational comedy. A real favourite with Hog villages and especially good if you want to introduce your audience to stand up comedy.
Unbelievably popular with many Hog villages… they have an ability to make young people and grown men cry with laughter… huge skills and great comedy… an excellent show for families of all ages.
A hilarious improvisation show for families 10yrs +
A kind of Whose Line is it Anyway. Works very well for a mixed age audience. Very simply put together with completely improvised hilarious sketches, stories and songs.
Mas Y Mas
An irresistible meeting of Latino, Flamenco and Afro-Cuban music with driving dance rhythms and rich harmonies, delivered with energy, passion and skill. You wont be able to sit still! They have been booked by several villages outside of the scheme recently.
Kevin Tomlinson - Seven Ages of Man
This show has had a record 16 bookings over the past two years, so if you haven’t had it before, this is another chance. Improvisation of the highest quality he engages everyone from 10 yrs – ask Upper Clatford for feedback.
If you are looking for a good blues music event and think your audience might go for it, then this Dorset based band are surely one of the best. Based in Dorset they aren’t far away and you will be delighted with the result
Kosmos in Concert
Selborne Village Hall highly recommended this talented, innovative string trio. Considered to be rising stars in Britain, Kosmos bring stunning playing with a fast moving selection of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Buffalo Gals - American Blue Grass and Step Dance
A huge hit last year on Hog, everyone enjoyed the energy and authentic sound driven by fiddle, banjo, percussion, step dance and soaring harmonies. Totally suitable for all the family with a big feel good factor.