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Five Loose Chippings (25th May)

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Five Loose Chippings (25th May)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 25th May

These newly formed, Thirsk based group of musicians play a whole range of music from Blues and Country through to a variety of popular songs. They have all played in other formats to sell-out audiences at Rural Arts for the last few years. 

Audiences have described them as ‘a nod to bluegrass and western swing, amazingly entertaining’ and ‘foot-tappingly sensational!’

Note: We do not issue physical tickets. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase. 

Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm, The Courthouse, Thirsk
Adult Tickets 7.00
U18 Tickets 5.00

Edwina Hayes

Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.

Having signed with Warner Chappell Publishing and with an eclectic range of influences from Bob Dylan and Carole King to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch, Edwina released her debut album 'Out On My Own' on Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. Produced by Clive Gregson and Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio Show.

Edwina released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink' independently to great success. Much more stripped down and acoustic, Nanci Griffith covered the title track and Edwina's version of Feels Like Home was played in full in the major motion picture 'My Sister's Keeper' starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. Edwina followed in the same style with her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' and touring constantly continues to attract wonderful reviews and fans worldwide.

Edwina toured as support with Fairport Convention on their UK Wintour 2014, toured China a few months later, toured Australia in Spring 2015 and her latest album was released in 2016.

'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter' The Guardian
'A very talented young lady' Michael Parkinson 
'The sweetest voice in England.' Nanci Griffith 
'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material' Time Out
'Like a soft blanket' Perez Hilton 



Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Five Loose Chippings (25th May)

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