Christmas 2017

The Lovenotes Christmas workshops and concerts are becoming part of the festive tradition. Join us if you can on:
Friday 8th December at Hope Baptist Church, HEBDEN BRIDGE
Saturday 9th December at St John's Community Centre and Church, Old Trafford, MANCHESTER
(Information about the venues below.)

Workshop: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Refreshments: 7:30pm
Concert: 8:00-9:30pm

You can purchase tickets in advance:
Online. You won't receive a physical ticket. A small (5%) booking fee per ticket is added to the price.
By Post. From: Faith Watson, 12 Lindow Road, Old Trafford M16 0DP
Indicate clearly how many tickets you want for the workshop and/or concert, at full price and/or concessions and for which evening. Also include a SAE.
Make cheques payable to Faith Watson
From a Lovenote.

In advance:
Concert or workshop only: £7.50 (£5.50 concessions)
Workshop and Concert: £14.00 (£10.00 concessions)
On the door:
Concert or workshop only: £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)
Workshop and Concert: £15.00 (£11.00 concessions)
Whilst the performance isn't aimed at children, they're very welcome to come along. No charge for under 10s.

Hope Baptist Chapel,
New Road, HEBDEN BRIDGE West Yorkshire HX7 8EW
Access: Main entrance on New Road has steps - there is a wheelchair accessible entrance on Cheetham Street. There is one step up to the women's toilet and there are 2 steps down to the men's toilet.

St John's Community Centre and Church
St. John's Road, Old Trafford, MANCHESTER M16 7GX
Whether you're coming for the whole evening or just for the concert, go straight to the community centre to sort out your tickets and for festive refreshments, which will be served by the Lovenotes pixies between 7.30-8pm.
Getting there: For information on how to get there on public transport, go to
Access: The Centre is fully accessible with an accessible toilet. There is a portable ramp available for the steps to the church. No accessible toilet in the church.

Christmas 2016

Friday 9th December, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 10th December, Manchester

Christmas 2015

Christmas workshops and concerts:

Friday 18th December: Walkley Community Centre
7a Fir Street, SHEFFIELD, S6 3TG

Saturday 19th December: St John's Community Centre and Church
St. John's Road, Old Trafford, MANCHESTER M16 7GX


The Lovenotes 2014 Christmas Tour

Christmas poster 2014

Thursday 18th December: Kendal Town Hall
Highgate, KENDAL, South Lakes LA9 4DL

Friday 19th December: Hope Baptist Chapel
New Road, HEBDEN BRIDGE, West Yorkshire HX7 8EW
Saturday 20th December: St John's Community Centre and Church
St. John's Road, Old Trafford, MANCHESTER M16 7GX


Back to the Shack!

Back to the Shack poster
Following the hugely popular Folk Shack and Song Shack events, we are delighted to welcome you BACK TO THE SHACK! We will be performing with the wonderful Helen Watson, and also joining us in the shack will be Leeds' good time boys, We Died at Sea and for the first time, folk frontierswoman, Karen Dietz.

Entrance is free but we will be donating to the Albert Kennedy Trust. Please give generously to this excellent charity.

Saturday 4th October 7.30pm
Nip & Tipple, Upper Chorlton Rd.

We can't wait and hope to see you there!

The Lovenotes Christmas Concert 2013

Christmas Concert Advert
Date: Saturday 14th December 2013

St. Johns Community Centre (workshop and refreshments)
St John's Church (concert)
St. John's Road
Old Trafford
M16 7GX

The Lovenotes present: SONG SHACK!

Sunday 29th September
The Nip and Tipple

197, Upper Chorlton Road
M16 0BH
First act: 7.30pm

After the rip roaring joy of Folk Shack in February, the Lovenotes are pleased to announce: Song Shack! Here's another chance to hear some really good music as we welcome back Folk Shacketeers: We Died at Sea plus Matthew Gray and The Awful Truth. New in the Shack are Sheffield's stunning 3 piece vocal group: The Top She La Las. As ever, Helen Watson and The Lovenotes will host the evening, weaving in a few favourite acapella numbers. Expect to sing, dance and have a good time!

Entrance is free. All donations go to the Albert Kennedy Trust and Wateraid.

Sing for Water North

Sing for Water North
We're really excited to be taking part in Sing for Water North this year, which is taking place in Manchester on Sunday 2nd June 2013 as part of Manchester Day Parade.

Sing for Water North will see around 500 singers from choirs all over the North of England and Wales, coming together to sing and raise much needed funds for WaterAid. We will be performing a few songs in amongst the massed choir's songs.

Go to the Sing for Water North website for more information.

The Lovenotes present: FOLK SHACK!

Saturday 23rd February 2013

A night of the best in folk and blues from a fine selection of musical acts from near and far (as far away as Leeds!!). This irresistable evening of musical treats was hosted by (and featured) the Lovenotes, and raised a wodge of money for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis.

It was such a successful evening on every level that we hope to host another similar evening later in the year. Watch this space!

Download the poster with details of all bands playing. folknight-1.pdf


The Lovenotes Christmas Tour

Christmas 2012

Saturday 8th December
Providence URC Church, Mellor Road, New Mills, Derbyshire SK22 4DP

Sunday 9th December CONCERT ONLY
7:30pm (refreshments) for 8pm start.
Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8EE
£7.50 (£5.50 conc.)

Saturday 15th December
St Margaret's Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE

Sunday 16th December
Lower Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 7NU

May-time Tea Party, 13th May 2012, South Manchester

Prohibition meets English picnic chic.
Pop on your best tea party frocks / spats.
Boozy 'tea'pots for sale.
Cup cakes galore!

Featuring the fabulous Helen Watson, and once again hosted by those dust bowl dames at The Nip and Tipple on Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester.

At the decent and highly suitable time of: 4.00 - 5.30pm
Pay on the door: £5.00/£3.00 concessions
All ticket proceeds go to the Albert Kennedy Trust and Wateraid.


December 2011: Acapella Christmas Workshop and Concerts

PLUS: The Lovenotes: Together at Wintertime album launch!
St Clement's Church, Chorlton, South Manchester.
Saturday 17th December
Workshop: 6:30-7:30pm
Concert: 8:00-9:30pm

The Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks.
Sunday 18th December
Workshop: 6:30-7:30pm
Concert: 8:00-9:30pm

Thursday 8th September: Sing for Water Fundraiser; South Manchester

The Lovenotes, with guest performance by the fabulous Helen Watson, will be doing a one off Manchester gig in aid of WaterAid at The Nip and Tipple on Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester.

Thursday 8th September, 9pm
Free entry
A collection will be made for WaterAid.

Sunday 11th Sept: Sing for Water at the Mayor's Thames Festival

For the second year, The Lovenotes will be doing a guest performance at Sing for Water at The Mayor's Thames Festival on London's Southbank.

Sunday September 11th, 2pm-3pm.
The Scoop (next to the City Hall)

This fabulous outdoor event features 800 singers from choirs across the UK, and draws crowds of equal number. Over the last 10 years, Sing for Water has raised over £560,000 for WaterAid and has entertained thousands with top quality singing and an unbeatable atmosphere.


Acapella Christmas Workshop and Concert; Chorlton, Manchester

St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton
Saturday 18th December

Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama University of Manchester

This is one of a series of FREE Lunchtime Concerts offered at the Martin Harris Centre. The Lovenotes will be performing a selection of songs, demonstrating their own approach to acapella singing.

Thursday 21st October 2010
1.10 - 1.55pm
The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre,
University of Manchester

Sing for Water, London

Helen Watson and The Lovenotes will be making a guest appearance at this fantastic annual singing event, as part of the Thames Festival.

Choirs from across the UK will journey to The Scoop at More London to sing in a unique, massed choir concert, raising money for WaterAid. Co-directed by Michael Harper and Roxane Smith, Sing for Water features an international repertoire of songs - from Croatia to Korea - making global connections through water.

Sunday 12th September 2010
The Scoop - South Bank, London (next to the City Hall).

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Wednesday 17th March, 7.30pm

Band on the Wall's resident 'Picturehouse Choir', who are led by Lovenote, Jules Gibb, will perform a selection of new songs from around the globe learned over a recent ten week course.

The Lovenotes will also be singing a set during the evening.

For details go to: