Events at Zeffirellis

Matt Cowe plays Chett Atkins

date calender icon Friday 18th August

Cumbrian based guitarist Matt Cowe returns to Zeffirellis with another show featuring the music of American guitar legend Chet Atkins, playing classic country and swing tunes from the 50’s as well other tunes from Chet’s long career.


Chet Atkins’ music has a unique nostalgic charm, full of melody and virtuosic playing and this will be a rare opportunity to hear this style live.  He will be recreating Chet’s retro sound with an authentic line up featuring local musicians Steve Simpson on double bass, Jack Davies on drums and Jon Moore on rhythm guitar.   


Check out Matt playing at last year’s prestigious Chet Atkins’ Appreciation Society convention in Nashville here:


And Matt’s popular YouTube channel here:

Cost: Free

Compass Trio

date calender icon Saturday 19th August

Subtle & dynamic low-volume music from this intimate chamber jazz group featuring piano, saxophone and the virtuosic guitar of Willy Fluss, one of the best-kept musical secrets in the country.

Cost: Free

Northern Sky

date calender icon Friday 25th August

Originally Abby Colombi and John Osborne, the band has expanded to become a five-piece.

Amy Beeton now joins them on cello with Lucy Johnson on additional vocals and Martin Kirton on percussion.

Their list of self-penned songs is increasing by the week from the delicate “Catch The Light” (Radio Cumbria’s Track of the Week) and the anthemic Technicolour Love to the stomp of “Leap of Faith”.

A staple of BBC Introducing, they are not to be missed

Cost: Free


date calender icon Saturday 26th August

Lawrence Woof (piano), Ben McCabe (drums) and Andy Boothman (double bass) bring their distinctive and engaging energy to standards, popular tunes and original material.

Cost: Free

Ambleside Days Contemporary Music Festival

date calender icon Saturday 2nd September

Tonight's performances are part of Ambleside Days Contemporary Music Festival 2017. See the banner at the top of this page or click the link below for more detail

Cost: £30