Katie Fitzgerald's 2000-2014.
14 years of Musical Genius and the best Guinness in town
Next week we have a fantastic concert here at Katies by Stream of Sound in support of the Stourbridge Foundation 4 music. Stream of Sound are an acappella choir of enthusiastic singers who mainly aged 12 to 25. We are led by Caroline Price who believes strongly that there is a singer in everyone, and an important part of the way we work is that older singers share their expertise with younger ones. Visitors have always remarked on how closely people of different ages work together. The choir was formed in 1997 after hearing the American choir Northern Harmony. We started with just a dozen people, but today there are usually around fifty singers at our weekly rehearsals. We also run highly popular ’Singing Days‘ (workshops to encourage others to sing) and hold two 'residentials' every year, following each with a concert tour. During these, the choir members learn an entirely new repertoire in the stunning grounds of Dunfield House, Wales, after which we tour the West Midlands, always culminating in a final performance at Elmfield School, Stourbridge — the home of Stream of Sound! We first started singing hymns of the early American settlers (known as shape note hymns) with their strong harmonies and fuguing sections. From there we moved onto vibrant African church and folk songs. We discovered the haunting harmonies of Bulgarian and Eastern European traditions and then the excitement of the ancient three-part songs from the Caucasian Republic of Georgia. Having explored the world a little, we then started looking for our own traditions and were soon involved in exploring the pre-Victorian West Gallery hymns as well as the wealth of folk songs from these islands. Nowadays we also include Gospel, Jazz Standards, Blues, and Renaissance Madrigals... in fact, anything else that is fun to sing in harmony! Although we do use written music, we also learn by ear and we always perform from memory. We've sung in all sorts of places from festivals with audiences of hundreds, to tiny churches with small congregations and all have been great fun! We believe in keeping these singing traditions alive, passing our experience down to the younger generations, so that they may enjoy it as much as we have.
YAY I am now officially the longest serving licencee of our pub since it opened in 1844. Come and help us celebrate on Sunday. The party starts at 3.00p.m. with live music, cocktails and buffet. Dress sparkly......... LICENSEES HOMEBREWED/BEERHOUSE 1844 Mary Faulkner 1853 1853 Mary Faulkner (daughter) 1865 1865 Thomas Whiston 1879 1879 Edward Hawkswood 1884 1884 Trevis Richards 1895 1895 Moses Hipkiss 1901 1901 William Bowen 1905 1905 John Homer 1905 1905 George Mountford 1906 1906 Zachariah Mills 1907 1907 William Henry Cooper 1908 1908 Joseph Jordan 1909 1909 William Edmonds 1910 1910 John Auden 1924 1924 Rhoda Auden 1924 1924 Charles Henry Waldron 1926 1926 Thomas Samuel Watkins 1929 1929 Arthur George Morris 1930 1930 Reginald Thomas Ellis 1934 1934 William Henry Skinner 1936 1936 Reginald Thomas Ellis 1939 1939 Francis John Matthews 1947 1947 Evelyn Beatrice Matthews 1954 1954 Sarah Elizabeth Matthews 1958 1958 Ethel Maria Denbury 1959 1959 Sarah Elizabeth Matthews 1959 1959 Thomas Harry Cartwright 1960 1960 Harry Coates 1960 1960 Kenneth G Shilvock 1961 1961 John Hartley Rider 1964 1964 Ronald Haycock 1966 1966 John Sadler 1966 1966 John Frederick Morris 1967 1967 Robert Caleb Darby 1968 1968 Eunice Joan Dawler 1968 1968 Audrey May Kirkham 1974 1974 Donald Nock 1976 1976 Ernest Hartill 1984 1984 Michael Bradburn 1985 1985 Raymond Forester 1985 1985 Robert William Griffiths 1987 1987 John William Kent 1988 1988 Margaret Diana Costello 1990 1990 Roger Anthony Cooper 1992 1992 Margaret Diana Costello 2000 16/06/2000 Petrina Rosemarie Keane
Looking forward to the opening gig of Katiesfest 2015 here at Katie Fitzgerald's on Friday May 1st. Yes its Mayday get down to the Marquee and Cellar bar for the wonderful sounds of Bigger Than Seattle with support from the fabulous Gav and Emilie. Admission £3.00 all proceeds to Stourbridge Foundation4music BIGGER THAN SEATTLE 'Cherish this' is beautiful. What a cocophony of joy and sex. Lead guitar, voice, vibe, the whole band is life it's self. NICE! Luke Concannon [Nizlopi] 'Their fresh funky take on modern day indie-pop is guaranteed to get your feet shuffling, perfect melodies and poignant lyrics are the key to their success'. Chris Johnson Presents 'Clearly influenced by Jeff Buckley but respectfully done, with a nice clean guitar motif underpinning the whole piece' (Jellybean) King Dave Records 'I can see these guys going on to do great things in the not so distant future, they’re exactly what the scene wants at the moment; a new modern take on a much loved classic style. They’re young, they’re fresh and they’re so full of feeling and potential.' Black Velvet "A deep 1990's sound for the 21st century. Could well be a big hit with radio stations." ERF Music Our latest single: https://soundcloud.com/bigger…/bigger-than-seattle-when-were
My 1st time at the life drawing sessions here - every Monday @ 7pm. Good set-up with great tunes. Little overpriced at £5 a pop but I'll definitely go back. Follow with bevvies & their open mic night.
best pub and music venue in stourbridge, you won't find a better atmosphere on any night.
Good selection of proper ales and Worcester sauce flavour crisps, and live entertainment practically every night of the week. The website has more details.
Guinness is always amazing here.
TONIGHT IS QUIZ NIGHT AT KATIE'S 60 fun questions and prizes & nibbles for everyone Come along and join us, it's always lots of fun.......
Come and join us here at Katies for Human Table Football . All in support of Acorns Children's Hospice. Great Fun!!
NEXT SUNDAY AT KATIE'S FROM 12.00 FOOD AVAILABLE ALL DAY Lots of animal organisations coming together to raise funds and awareness This is the first time anything like this has been done on this scale in Stourbridge so we are very excited. *Don't forget, there will be details of FREE cat spay/neuter vouchers being given out at this event for people within the DY1 to DY9 postcodes.* This is to promote the importance of neutering and to encourage more people to neuter their cats to prevent so many unwanted litters. A massive thank you to the RSPCA Stourbridge Branch for agreeing to do this!! They are a small voluntary run branch, completely separate from the National RSPCA, so this is a big cost for them as they have to do all of their own fundraising within the area. Thank you!!
Next week we start a new guest spot at Katies open mic night. 10th Aug we have Sion Southall-Chopra , the 17th Sunjay , 23rd Aug Oscar bell and the 31st we have Ian Sutherland . If you are interested in a half hour guest spot or just taking part in the open mic please contact us on facebook.
TONIGHT AT KATIE'S IS QUIZ NIGHT Prizes and nibbles for everyone We start at 9 and it's lots of fun
Coming up in September here at Katie Fitzgerald's we have a new jam night . We love preserves. maybe we should have some cakes as well.
A welcome return to Katie Fitzgerald's for Punk'd the Spirit of 77'
Some good stuff coming up over the next few months . We have Eddy Morton , The Murmur, Pete Boddis, Martyn Joseph , Straight Aces and Punk'd in Aug . We have our Action for Animals Day on Sunday 16th and Human Table Football for Acorns Hospice on Sunday 23rd Aug . September 11th launches the new season of comedy with Fitz of Laughter ( now on Fridays for you school nighters!!) Gary Odea's album launch on Sep 6th , The Zeppelin Three Dave Onions and a first appearance for Pete Wheatley, Big Jim and Black Cat Bone. Plus Katie Fitzgeralds own beer "Stourbridge Lion" at 3.8% , Enville Ale, Thwaites Wainwright and Katie Fitzgerald's new release " the Battle of Stourbridge" Hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy our beautiful terrace with the plants now in full bloom
This thursday at Katies we have Eddy Morton
STOURBRIDGEFOUNDATION4MUSIC We are inviting applications from the 1st Aug for 3 grants that we will be distributing before the end of this year . Either send us your details by email on the contacts page or phone / text 07703774986 and we will mail out an application form to you setting out the criteria for grants from the Foundation. Their is no age limit of any kind, all musical genres are included the only limitations are geographical area .This includes Stourbridge and surrounding area. It will be an ongoing process and all applications will be considered on merit by the Trustees. For more info our general aims go to About page at www.stourbridgefoundation 4music
Coming up in September we have our Autumnal Craft day . Its Bazaar!! Any one interested in exhibiting or selling please contact us on facebook . we also have live music and food available during the day.
looking forward to a fantastic Indian summer of live music from great local and national artists and of course our very own beer . Every Thursday here at Katie Fitzgeralds . Upstairs Bar from 9pm.
Saturday Night Live at Katies 2015 . Join us for the best party night out . Great music, great beer , great people.
TONIGHT AT KATIE'S OPEN MIC NIGHT all welcome
Stourbridge Folk club next month features the awesome talent of Martyn Joseph . Tickets going fast!!
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ellena_grxceOUT FOR THIS BABY'S 18TH BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a lovely day my darling, I love you so much 😈💘🙊
weterpilliamsThe Straight Aces #rocknroll #stourbridge
vanessagreenawayHe's got a lucky bag off The Humdrum Express 😀
effigyforsleepWe are Effigy for Sleep a 2 piece band from the West Midlands. You can find us on Facebook, Youtube and all the usual social networks, so take a look and our other pages and maybe give us a like and a follow. #music #🎸 #instamusic #picoftheday
#instamusic #music #picoftheday #🎸
effigyforsleepOpen Mic night #music #guitar #instamusic #drums #instalike
#guitar #instamusic #music #drums #instalike
jennyj1966Great to see these 2 lads back on stage together - Calvert Stephens and Tom Johnson performing has Effigy for Sleep #music @effigyforsleep
gaellekonakIrish sessions. :-)
poppy.bradle.y@prettytacky pose, st paddys day #Stpatricksday
adbarkaCome to the most Irish place in Stourbridge, happy Geach day
ricksucks#beer #friend #stourbridge
#stourbridge #beer #friend
vallanvThis is tomorrow night. The first gig of the new band project I've been working on. It's been an absolute joy getting to work on Tim's songs and the band we've put together is incredible. If you're at a loose end tomorrow evening I can't recommend you coming to this enough! @pete_stanley and @beardiebastard's bands are playing too! £5 on the door for 4 bands. It all kicks off at Katie Fitzgeralds in #Stourbridge at 19:30. Be there and bring all your friends too! #timothyparkesband #newalaska #davehalama #the oldest house #livemusic #gigs
#stourbridge #livemusic #newalaska #davehalama #timothyparkesband #gigs #the
tomlf123Dan's air guitar, then realising the mic was on 😹😹 #airguitar