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The Black Feathers Live At The Cottage
The Black Feathers Live At The Cottage

Live At The Cottage is a series of concerts in the intimate and atmospheric setting of Dove Cottage in Debenham, Suffolk. Featuring the highest quality acoustic artists and appealing to a wide range of tastes & genres – basically we** book people that write and perform great songs. Doors open at 7.15 and the concerts start at 7.30 and finish at 10pm sharp so we don’t upset the neighbours. Lots more information below, but first…

FORTHCOMING DATES…

None planned at the moment (as of winter 2016). We’re having a rest.

More info about the gigs…

Dove Cottage, Debenham
Dove Cottage, Debenham

Each month we aim to bring you a top notch touring act, an exceptional regional act and an up & coming act (as often as possible from the local area around us here in Mid-Suffolk).

Dove Cottage is a facilty used by the community, but essentially is still a lovely old cottage which lends itself to a relaxed, ‘house concert’ feel. With a capacity of just 55, rarely will you get the opportunity to get this close to artists of such quality.

We will provide the venue, atmosphere, music, chairs and toilet for a modest entry fee (usually £9 in advance or £10 on the door, occasionally a little more for special shows). There is no bar at the cottage so we invite you to bring your own refreshments and glasses. Should you feel thirsty before and/or after the show, the Woolpack pub is a mere twenty-second stroll down the hill to the South or The Angel is a minute the other way.

The address: 39 High Street, 
Debenham, 
Suffolk, 
IP14 6QN… right in front of the church.

Dove Cottage is fully accessible.

**Who is ‘we’? Live At The Cottage is curated and supported by Wet Feet Records. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards paying the wonderful artists we’re lucky enough to attract plus venue and promotion costs.

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We would like to openly admit we take great inspiration from these very good venue-friends of ours:
Live At The Institute, Kelvedon, Essex.
Live @ Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh, Essex.
Grapevine @ Bedfords, Norwich.
Acoustic Routes @ CB2, Cambridge
So if you find yourself near them on a gig night, do go support them!

Previously at Live At The Cottage…
Saturday 8th June 2013 – The Floe + Al Lindsay + Lucy Sampson

Friday 12th July 2013 – Kal Lavelle + Bob Collum + Roisin O’Hagan
Saturday 7th Sept 2013 – Kevin Pearce + Cara Winter + Terence Blacker
Saturday 19th Oct 2013 – The Black Feathers + Oliver Daldry + David Booth
Saturday 16th Nov 2013 – Raevennan Husbandes + Stephen Hodd + Daniel Storey
Saturday 8th Feb 2014 – Abi Moore + Samuel Taylor + Caitrin Madden
Saturday 8th March 2014 – Paul Liddell + Jess Vincent + Tony Winn
Saturday 10th May 2014 – Tinderbox + Jules Talbot + Fern Teather Band
Saturday 14th June 2014 – Dennis Ellsworth + Dan Wilde + Ellie Jamison
Thursday 21st Aug 2014 – Cara Luft & JD Edwards + Zak Macro
Saturday 13th Sept 2014 – Stephen Hodd + Holly Taymar & Chris Bilton + Dragonfruit
Saturday 11th Oct 2014 – Lynne Hanson + Al Lindsay & Oli Arditi + Richard Townend
Saturday 8th Nov 2014 – The Black Feathers + Kevin Pearce + Keith Sadler

Saturday 7th February 2015 – Paul Liddell + The Floe + Bernard Hoskin
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Sean Taylor + Abi Moore + Robert Castellani
kindly supported by Mid Suffolk District Council Small Arts Grants
Saturday 16th May 2015 – Lewis & Leigh + Roisin O’Hagan + Josh Mellor
kindly supported by Mid Suffolk District Council Small Arts Grants
Saturday 13th June 2015 – Sadie Jemmett + Leaf Rapids + Paul Handyside
Saturday 10th October 2015 MC Hansen + Hannah Scott + Jess Simmons
Saturday 7th November 2015 – Joseph & MaiaDan Wilde + Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Russell Joslin (duo) + Fern Teather (duo) + poetry from Leila Anani and Tony Winn
Saturday 12th March 2016 – Ida Wenøe (trio) + Jules Talbot (solo) + Tilly Dalglish (solo)
Saturday 16th April 2016 – “Songwriters Circle” special: Abi Moore, David Booth, Roisin O’Hagan
Saturday 14th May 2016 – Paul Liddell (solo) + Elephant In The Room (trio) + Jess Simmons (solo)
Saturday 11th June 2016 – Alex Cornish (solo) + Paul Handyside (duo) + Josh Mellor (solo)
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Tinderbox (trio) + The Tony Winn Trio + Black Cat Bones
Saturday 12th November 2016Ma Polaine’s Great Decline + Kev Walford & Kelly Pritchard + Simon Wilkins

Want to play at Live At The Cottage?
Well, we’re having a break at the moment. We might return with a new series of shows, or some one-offs, but we’re not sure. Feel free to email david@wetfeetrecords.co.uk with a link to some live footage. Forgive us if we take a while to get back to you. Life is very busy.

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