VILLAGE HALL, OLD
In Kontra's early years our main concert venue was at the Community Centre in Finedon, Northants. This imaginatively converted methodist church, with its wonderful acoustics and atmosphere, was a fantastic venue for roots music, and from 2008 to 2013 we held some truly wonderful concerts there featuring prominent name acts from the worlds of folk, blues, roots and beyond: Julie Felix, The Bonzos, Wizz Jones, Richard Digance, The Pretty Things, Rory McLeod, The Daniel Smith Blues Band, Gary Fletcher, Bex Marshall, Emily Maguire, and many more. Unfortunately, declining ticket sales in 2013 meant the venue was no longer financially viable for regular music events, but though we now hold our concerts elsewhere, we are left with wonderful memories of some truly great gigs.
A modern, fully-equipped hall with 100 capacity in the award winning village of Old, near Northampton (where we also hold our Cottage Concerts), this venue is ideal for both concerts and dance bands. We started putting on music events here in 2014 and since that time have built up an enthusiastic audience for quality roots music, to the extent that nearly all our shows here attract capacity audiences.
Old Village Hall, Charles Close, Old, Northants NN6 9RQ
THE FINEDON SESSIONS RIP
OUR NEXT EVENT
Friday 29 September
I AM JOHN CLARE with
ROBIN HILLMAN as John Clare
7.30 - tickets £6 - bar
We don’t normally promote theatre events, but popular local fiddle player Robin Hillman’s one man show is very special and has been getting fantastic reviews. A fascinating piece of theatre about Northamptonshire's "Peasant Poet", widely regarded as one of England's finest writers, this is a beautifully performed show, plus Robin plays the fiddle!
For bookings & information tel: 07867 778073.
Each year at the Village Hall we hold a charity fundraising concert, which have become one of the highlights of our music calendar. Next year we're delighted to announce that our fundraiser will be a "pirate night", featuring top folk rock band PYRATES! on Saturday 28th April 2018. This is a wonderful band and promises to be a lot of fun!
JUST BOOKED FOR 2018
On Saturday 3rd February, the Village Hall will be holding a Mini Winter Music Festival featuring four great acts: festival favourites THE JIGANTICS, superb acoustic duo JINSKI, top local band ACOUSTIC-US, and popular music man KEV BUXTON.
Starts 6pm, tickets £12.
Full details in the autumn.
GOVANNEN, 31/1/15 & 25/3/17
SOUNDS OF SIMON, 18/3/16
THE DICK TAYLOR BAND, 20/11/15 & 18/11/16
OLD VILLAGE HALL