Jane McDonald and Charley Boorman lead Alban Arena line up

PUBLISHED: 10:06 27 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 06 May 2010

Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman

TRAVELLING the world to touring the UK is the itinerary that Charley Boorman is following since the popular BBC documentaries he made with actor Ewan McGregor. Irish actor, adventurer and writer Charley is making his first appearance at the Alban Arena ne

Jane McDonald

TRAVELLING the world to touring the UK is the itinerary that Charley Boorman is following since the popular BBC documentaries he made with actor Ewan McGregor.

Irish actor, adventurer and writer Charley is making his first appearance at the Alban Arena next Tuesday, March 2, with an evening of stories, anecdotes and tales from his escapades.

The son of film director John Boorman, Charley has starred in many films over the years including The Bunker, Deliverance and The Serpent's Kiss.

He and Ewan McGregor, a fellow motorcycle enthusiast, formed a strong bond through their mutual passion for two wheels and the open road and together they travelled the world making the documentaries Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

Charley comes on stage at 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50, available from the box office on 01727 844488 or go to www.alban-arena.co.uk

Making his return to the Arena the following night, Wednesday, March 3, is singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman.

Armed with just his fiddle and rampant imagination, he takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head, merging the spirit of a rock band with the subject matter of a folk tale.

The West Country signer is credited as bringing folk music to a new audience since being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. He also won Singer of the Year and Best Album at the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Seth and his band have toured extensively with The Levellers as well as supporting artists such as Billy Bragg and Jools Holland in the past. No stranger to the festival scene, he has played Glastonbury, Hyde Park Calling, V Festival and Cropredy.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £20.

Star of the docusoap The Cruise and more latterly a regular presenter on Loose Women, Jane McDonald is returning to the Arena at 7.30pm next Friday, March 5.

Since The Cruise, Jane has become an international recording artiste who will be performing many of the songs from her repertoire and guarantees to bring the audience to their feet.

Tickets for the show are £28.50 and £26.50.

Dr Hook lead singer and founder member, Dennis Lorcorriere returns to the Arena next Saturday, March 6, with special guests Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders.

Dennis has notched up over 60 gold and platinum albums through the years and now has a successful solo career in his own right.

He has played various major festivals including Glastonbury and Fairport's Cropredy and has written songs for such artists as Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, Willie Nelson and Jerry Lee Lewis.

As lead singer with Amen Corner, Andy Fairweather Low enjoyed pop stardom followed by a worldwide solo career. Among the major stars with whom he has played are Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.

Andy recently reignited his solo career releasing two CDs and a live DVD. He now tours regularly with his own band.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £22 and £20.


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