Country Music at Alstonefield

Alstonefield Village Hall likes to ring the changes with its regular monthly concerts, so in August it will be hosting a country music act for the first time.

Well known to Derbyshire audiences, The Haley Sisters, pictured, are Britain’s most awarded country music duo, who were joined in 1993 by guitarist Brian Smith – a superb guitarist who worked in Nashville for artists such as Crystal Gayle.

With their sisterly harmonies, Jo-Ann and Becky have been referred to as the “female Everlys”

With their magical blend of vocal harmonies, dazzling flat-picking and slide guitar, coupled with warm, funny stage banter that has delighted audiences for over two decades, the group have performed at clubs, theatres, festivals and events across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

They are natural entertainers and their repertoire includes traditional country, pop hits and new-style altcountry.

In 1996 they won the Best UK Group/Duo award in the Great British Country Music Awards.

The following year, they formed their own record label, Comet Records, and have three albums under their belt. Their first album The Sweetest Gift received national airplay, including by Bob Harris and Aled Jones on BBC Radio 2.

You can see them on August 19 at 8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £12 online at WeGotTickets, call 01335 310322 or email hopedalemusic@btinternet.com