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Music - Folk, Sat 14 Apr 2018, £5-£10

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path


During Storm Desmond in December 2015, the much-loved railway path from Keswick to Threlkeld was extensively damaged – with 2 bridges missing and one badly damaged. So, it’s been closed since. However, the LDNPA has been applying for grants and has started a fund-raising appeal to get the route re-built.

Threlkeld Activities Association is enthusiastically supporting this appeal and, in particular, is staging a benefit gig, with all profits going to the cause on Saturday 14th April at 8pm. All the artistes are giving their time for free, so we hope to make a significant sum for the cause. The concert will feature Mazurka, Burnt Horse and Cukes. Mazurka play an eclectic folk mix, including a large variety of British folk and further afield to French, Eastern European and Klezmer music. The instruments played include mandola, button accordion, concertina, fiddle, hurdygurdy, mandolin, bouzouki and guitars by the band members: Jon Trotman, Martin Sleath and Dom Clarke and Steve Strachan. Burnt Horse is a duo of Pete Leeson and Angela Wakefield. (Pete is the lead of well-known local folk band Stooshie). The format in Burnt Horse will be 2 guitars or guitar and fiddle with vocals, playing ‘laid back and rootsy’ folk! The entertainment will begin with Cukes, a ukulele band based in Cockermouth. Cukes play a range of music from classical to country with everything in between, in fact, everything that sounds great on a uke! There may even be an opportunity to sing-along!

There will also be a raffle, so all-in-all we hope to have an entertaining evening and raise lots of money for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path appeal at the same time! Come and support this worthy cause!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Apr 2018 20:00 to 22:30
Starts 8pm. Bar and Box Office from 7:15pm


Tickets £10 (£5 under 18s) from the Coffee Shop. PO or on-line.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Events at this Venue


Main Street,
CA12 4RX


Threlkeld is located off the A66 in Cumbria, 4 miles west of Keswick and 13 miles east of Penrith.

From Penrith, junction 40 on the M6, follow signs to Keswick and after 13 miles turn right into Threlkeld Village. Do not follow your Sat Nav after this point - the Village Hall is located 0.5 mile along on the left hand side.

From Keswick follow signs to Penrith and after 4 miles take the first left signposted Threlkeld. The Village Hall is 0.5 mile along on the right hand side.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

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