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27th February 2013

If you like Folk music and Dance events – we have a three great events for you, at The National Brewery Centre, between March and May.

  • · St.Patrick’s Weekend Ceilidh. Saturday 16th March

Starring The Monster Ceilidh Band. A great night in our Marquee with a hot themed supper. Show starts at 8pm. Beginners welcome – the Callers will guide you through the dances. Price £16.95 per person. 8pm – 11.30pm


Fake Thackery. Wednesday 8th May

John Watterson, currently supporting Fairport Convention on their national tour, will be performing the legendary songs of Jake Thackery. Tickets £10. 8pm – 10.30pm.


“Jake Thackray’s songs are funny, poignant, witty, tricky, romantic and wise. They are also very hard to perform and that is one of the reasons we don’t hear them so much. John Watterson has made a proper tribute to this unique British song writer. Not only has he taken great care to replicate Jakes phrasing and emphasis but he has managed to play guitar in Jake’s style too. John is now bringing this wonderful work to a new public who will no doubt love them as much as Jake’s old fans. It is marvellous that Jake Thackray’s treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands.”

Ralph McTell


  • · Barn Dance Saturday 4th May. With The Cat’s Whiskers Band . £12.95 per person including a Ploughman’s Platter. Come and join the fun in our marquee. Beginners welcome. Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8pm to 11.30pm with Ploughmans Platter served at around 9.15pm


You can book these events on-line at – or if you prefer call 01283 532 880


We hope to see you soon

The National Brewery Team




The National Brewery Centre

Horninglow Street

Burton upon Trent


DE14 1NG