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BARD COMPANY – COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Friends and comrades – you are all, no doubt, making your own plans and have your own thoughts about what to do during the current Covid-19 outbreak.
As a band that does not rely on its gigs for a living – we are in the position of not being reliant on gigs to feed our families – and our hearts go out to those performers who are in such a tricky predicament with regards to making a decision on what to do for the best.
We have never cancelled a gig before – either as a band or as individual performers – but the current situation calls for some drastic measures to ensure ourselves, our friends and our loved ones are not unduly exposed to onward infection at our gigs.
Consequently – we intend to review gigs on a fortnightly basis – and take decisions on whether to play or pull out based on current Government guidelines at the time. So we may very well have to cancel more gigs.
It breaks our hearts to do this – we love performing and we hate to let people down – but these are unprecedented times and, as individuals and collectively, we need to take unprecedented actions to combat the threat.
We hope you understand. Solidarity Forever!
Rocky, Punky, Bolshie, Cheesy

BARD COMPANY

20th March 2020

Following the closure of venues, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have no choice but to postpone gigs in April at The Red Shed in Wakefield and The Tudor House in Wigan. We have provisionally moved the Wakefield gig to Saturday 13th June and are looking to reschedule the Wigan gig as soon as dates become available

18th March 2020
The 'What's Your Story, Chorley?' festival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation - consequently the BARD 2 THE BONE gig at the festival will not be going ahead.

 

24th February 2020

New T-shirt available to purchase - featuring the 'Raising The Standards' artwork on quality black t-shirt. £13 (which includes postage). Order direct from MUSIC tab

 

7th January 2020

The boys are currently  rehearsing new numbers from their 'Raising The Standards' album and will be putting a short tour together in the first quarter of 2020 to highlight this new material - keep watching the news & gig pages for further details due soon

 

7th January 2020

Bard Company will be playing the main stage at the Wigan Diggers festival on Saturday 12th September 2020

 

11th November 2019

The new album, titled 'Raising The Standards' is released on download - with CD version available in about a weeks time. The 11 track album is pro-Socialist / anti-Fascist in tone - and was co-written with John Kettle from Merry Hell.

Please see the MUSIC tab for details on the tracks and how to order.

11th November 2019

Bard Company have been confirmed, for the third year running, as evening headliners on the Campaign Stage at The Northern Green Gathering on Friday 14th August

 

3rd May 2019

Bard Company appear on the 'Funny Peculiar' podcast (Issue 48 with interviewer Jeff Downs) discussing how they started up and their influences and plans for the future - take a listen here:

1st February 2019

The boys raised £575 for We Shall Overcome at 6 gigs in December and January - and passed this on to Pauline Town at The Station Hotel in Ashton Under Lyne to assist with her work with the homeless community