Local Music Venues (an occasional series)-Linton Village Hall

Linton Village Hall is a great place to see music. It’s quite small, but perfectly formed. (Probably about the same size as Phil Collins’ farmhouse kitchen – that’s assuming
his kitchen is very large and the sink, Aga and giant double american fridge with integral ice dispenser have been removed, and a stage installed at one end).
It holds 120, which means that even if there’s only about 80 in, it looks full and can generate a great atmosphere. It has separate area for a Bar, which offers a selection of tasty local craft beers and there’s also the wonderful ‘Get Fresh Cafe’ mobile van, serving vegetable soups and sweet potato chips (home-made and suitable for vegans). Back inside there are plenty of chairs and tables to rest your drink and your smokin’ feet after you’ve got down and shaken your funky thang.
The night we were there (24th Feb 2017), we saw ‘Malpractice and the Sick Notes’. A six piece covers band who include 5 ex GP’s in the line up. This review is actually about the venue rather than the band, so the fact that they didn’t float my boat should not, and does not matter. There were plenty of others in the room who were launching themselves onto the dance floor and having a great time. In any case, there is a variety of musical styles booked to perform here over the next few months, so there’s bound to be something coming up which will suit you.
For instance on March 31st ‘The Remi Harris Project’ is appearing. His unique style blends elements from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic and World Music, so if that sounds up your ally, this is a must see. Ok, Linton is about 3 miles out of Ross, but the journey is worth it. Just get a designated driver!
Finally the venue has a well maintained and informative website, which puts many other local venues and pub’s online presence to shame. On there you will find details of all the upcoming gigs, as well as the other activities that are run from the Hall. Theres a link to the music section on playross or you can go direct to www.lintonvillage.com

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