Archive for the ‘Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains’ Category

Music Train graduates with honours …..

Posted on August 27th, 2013, by Vice Chairman

Wednesday’s (21st August 2013) Mid Cheshire Line Music Train carried 36 music lovers and an unusual quartet of musicians from Altrincham to Alexanders in Chester. The Murray String Quartet played with the verve, enthusiasm and musicianship. Four recent Royal Northern College of Music graduates (Ann Brigham, Frances Evans, Jessica Hall and Chris Terepin) entertained us for almost […]

Two Music Trains pass in the night!

Posted on August 17th, 2013, by Vice Chairman

Mike Ross, our Music Trains Organiser writes …. On Wednesday night (14th August 2013), in good weather, we had two Music Trains running simultaneously – one from Knutsford to Chester and the other from Chester to Plumley.  (They passed each other at Cuddington). Both were full!  72 people got off the Music train at Pulley […]

Acoustak entertaining on Mid Cheshire ….

Posted on May 30th, 2011, by The Chairman

Last Wednesday evening, we ran our latest Music Train. Here’s 2 of Acoustak’s members happily strumming away. We had our favourite spot for the band in the bay window at The Golden Pheasant in Plumley. It’s a great place for the band as there’s plenty of space for us to gather round. A number of […]

April “Out & About” ….

Posted on May 28th, 2011, by The Chairman

Sally, our Community Rail Officer has a new camera. She’s been getting used to it. Here’s some “April” pictures as she’s been out and about …. Our Vice Chairman, John Hulme, poses by one of our “North Eastern Express” posters, kindly printed for us by Northern Rail, and also displayed for us in one of […]

2011 Music Train programme Rocks & Rolls ….

Posted on March 10th, 2011, by The Chairman

21 people joined our first music train of 2011 last night writes our CRO, Sally Buttifant. The Hotfoot Jazz Men had never played on the Mid Cheshire Line and were “impressed” by the ride quality of the pacer – we were impressed with how well they played as we rocked & rolled to quality Jazz […]

2010’s final Music Train – a bit different ….

Posted on November 25th, 2010, by The Chairman

Yesterday’s Music Train went very well. We had 25 people on the train on a cold, dry autumn night. The young country music band were excellent (Rusty Cadillacs) and their repertoire included ‘Merseyrail’ and ‘Night Train to Chester’ – both their own compositions. They varied the style between the train and the pub and finished […]

Remember tonight’s music train! ….

Posted on November 24th, 2010, by The Chairman

It’s our last Music Train of the year, and what a year it’s been! If you can come along tonight to Plumley, come and celebrate with us – details here.

Jazz in Chester ….

Posted on October 22nd, 2010, by Vice Chairman

Dave Roberts & his band pay homage to jazz legends at Alexander’s Café Bar in Chester every month.  On 3 November a Mid Cheshire Music Train will take you to hear them – with music from Geoff Higginbottom and Rob Carroll and a glass of bubbly on the train to Chester, taxis arranged to and […]

A Great Repertoire ….

Posted on August 27th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The August Mid Cheshire Line Music Train was a great success with accolades all round from those that came along. We even had enthusiasts from Eastham Rake join us for the evening! Acoustak, the Chester-based trio, were our guest band and their repertoire ranged from country, folk and pop through to bluegrass and old time. It […]

2010 Music Trains get off to a great start ….

Posted on April 22nd, 2010, by The Chairman

Yesterday evening saw the first of this year’s series of Mid-Cheshire Music Trains. Over 60 people from Chester and stations along the line caught the 1907 train from Chester to Plumley. Playing for us were The Time Bandits, Roy Clinging and Neil Brookes with Nick Mitchell and Friends, all part of the Chester Folk Festival. […]