Steam & Carols

A Community Fund-raising Group

Strike The Bell

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
Event description

This is a Theatre Benefit Concert.

Visit Brixham Theatre for a complete evening of  music. 


  • Harping Mad
  • ContraBand​
  • Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew

Harping Mad

Harping Mad is a Torbay based trio made up of  harpists & recorder/whistle players Susie & Bill Trezise, and cellist Lesley Stuckey. They have played for several years at the Dart Music Festival, Barnfield Theatre, and support for several well-known folk musicians such as Ian Bruce and are well known in the local community and folk music scene as performers and also Susie runs several folk sessions and teaches music workshops regularly in Brixham.

The ContraBand

The ContraBand’s two recent concert performances showed that this group is definitely ready for a wider audience. It was formed by 5 well-established musicians, focusing on ear-pleasing harmonies and great tunes from across the years. Strong instrumental interest is provided by guitars and cello. The unique blend of  voices, musical expertise and infectious performance energy make The ContraBand an unforgettable act.

Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew

Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew are delighted to return to Brixham Theatre. Following the success of  ‘The Provident’ play in the theatre in 2015, a group of  lads decided, as they had had so much fun singing together, they would form a shanty group. Thus, 'Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew’ was formed.

With very varied backgrounds in singing it is the camaraderie of  it all that draws them together. Their fiddle player has played the violin for as long as she can remember further enhancing the crew’s music and song. Their love of  the sea and the very different way of  life in days gone by is brought to together in shanties and sea songs including some old favourites that everyone will want to sing along too. In the past twelve months, they have enjoyed singing in Brixham and beyond including the local annual Teign Maritime & Shanty Festival. Like many shanty crews, their free annual quay concerts in thesummer down on Brixham Harbour have raised funds for local good causes and were very well received. This year they will be returning to St Thegonnec in Brittany to perform in the annual ‘fête de la musique’ there. 

Where to buy tickets

Tickets are available from the Box Office by phone on 01803 415987 or via the Brixham Theatre website at

Ticket prices: 
£8 (£7 concessions)