Take your partners for hoedown with attitude

Last Chance Saloon Band promise a night of rocking tunes                            picture by  Sarah Courtney
Last Chance Saloon Band promise a night of rocking tunes picture by Sarah Courtney

Yorkshire may not be the first place you’d think of when it comes to stetsons and storming bluegrass fiddle tunes.

But if you’re quick on the draw you can mosey on down to Hebden Bridge Trades Club tonight to spend the evening with the Last Chance Saloon Band.

Doors open at 8pm and from then on it’s strictly cowboy with a night of wild west sounds, including red-hot called barn dances and much more - everything from Johnny Cash to bluegrass fiddle tunes to hillbilly Abba.

The Last Chance Saloon Band are a storming five-piece from Yorkshire with some great players and a twinkle in their eye who’ve rocked a number of festivals and parties over the last few years.

With past members of Cabaret Heaven, the Ski Band, Tetchi and the Peace Artistes, and callers with fun accessible dances, they know something about a good night out.

This is also “Cowboy Payback Night”, the band says. It will be raising money for Survival International, which campaigns for the rights of indigenous people. So take your partners, dress western - and make sure you leave your horse outside. Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions) - for more details see www.lastchancesaloonband.co.uk

There’s more music at the Trades tomorrow as The Monster Ceilidh Band from Newcastle present their own brand of UK folk, fusing it with drum and bass, with DJ support from the Mental Elf Collective (9pm to 3am).

On Sunday The Toy Hearts will play country, bluegrass and western swing music (seated show, doors 8pm).

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