HCTogether - Singer Songwriter

Aug 20, 2020

Singer Songwriter Evening Introduction from Jock Tyldesley

Venus And The Crescent Moon By Deborah Jackson and Skeet Williams

The grooves and calluses on Skeet’s fingertips tell one story, the plaintive and soothing tones of Deborah’s voice tell another.

Skeet and Deborah were introduced by chance. The collaboration started with cheerful invitations for Deborah to join Skeet on stage for a song or two.
Audience appreciation and the nagging insistence of applause quickly worked the alchemy and raised the mystery of “Wow....how long have you two been
working together?.” The answer was, “Never” and that was soon fixed.

The vocal mix is between Skeet’s gravelly melody and harmony below Deborah’s dreamy and pure, round tones.

The recording sessions for “Venus And The Crescent Moon” began in December 2019 after intense songwriting sessions from Skeet and intensely creative leaps and bounds. Skeet is not one to toot his own horn but the strength of his own material, fresh and inspiring, shocked him a bit. At first the pandemic lockdown helped focus the turn of the tunes, session musicians from across North Wales and Chester jumped on board and the results poured forth. Mandola and banjo featured alongside Skeet’s legendary guitar prowess but the vocals never failed to assert this an album of, well, beautiful singing.

Skeet has shared stages with Jackie Oats, The Oyster Band, Wolfstone, Heidi Talbot, Dougie Maclean, Booker T., Lee Scratch Perry, Bellowhead, Rodrigo y Gabriella and the Easy All Stars. Recording projects over the years have seen his involvement in several albums both in the UK and U.S. Sierra-Hurtt-
Stranger, We Can Do Anything, Bear Beats Band-Right By Your Side and Gary Edward Jones, The Cabinet Maker, Bang Bang.

The intriguingly masterful results upon “Venus And The Crescent Moon” could be summed up as a collaboration of long experience and a voice fresh out of shrink wrap.

The 2020 gigs and festivals will be rearranged and the onstage magic that was a part of the 2019 Eisteddfod at the Llangollen Pavilion will spread the word further. Skeet and Deborah can be also be seen on stage with folk artist Elfin Bow. Deborah Jackson and Skeet Williams. Jackson/Williams. J/W. This is assured original music, wondrously performed and spontaneously emerging.





Pete Spesh

Pete Spesh is a singer/songwriter from Wrexham. He has played regularly at folk clubs, open mic nights and other events in an around Wrexham and Chester for the past 20 years. He has performed two lunchtime concerts at Ty Pawb in Wrexham, one in March 2019 and the other in January 2020. He supports The Leonard Cheshire Disability Care Home, Dolywern, Chirk by donating all the proceeds from the sale of the CD of his album “The Potter’s Wheel” and by giving afternoon concerts for residents at the home.


Shaun Higgins

Shaun has written poetry, plays, pantomimes, stories and songs, incorporating themes of overcoming mental unwellness and isolation, as well as harnessing the power of aspiration.

Owen Chamberlain

My Facebook music page is my main means of communication/promotion  



My new EP can be found here



The songs in the video are

Milestones and Benches.


Vera van Heeringen

Vera van Heeringen lives near Oswestry. Her original contemporary Folk/Americana showcases both these skills: firebrand instrumental virtuosity and poignant, emotionally astute songwriting. An early starter, raised in the acoustic music scene in her native Holland, Vera has been performing from the age of 16. Vera's debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. In 2019 Vera released her third album 'Won't be Broken’.


For donations: PayPal.me/veramusic






Sonya Smith - Song 1. Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Sometimes the line between Love & Hate is a narrow one ..... We know we should leave  - but somehow we can’t.

Sonya Smith - Song 2. Honour You

Showing love to someone - by respecting them, & honouring the way they would want you to be when you remember them. 

Sonya Smith - Song 3. Shady Tree

Summer days and lazing around dreaming of the one you love. 

Gabi Maas & Alice Allen, 'The Curlew'

Scandinavian and Irish traditional music on violin, nyckelharpa & cello.

This video is the promo track for the album.

Digital booklet/info: https://www.gabimaas-aliceallen-music.com/album-booklet

Buy the album: https://gabimaas-aliceallen.bandcamp.com/releases

Donations (without buying album): paypal.me/gabimaas

Mair Thomas Music

Mair was brought up in Montgomeryshire in a musical family, where she grew up in the chapel and eisteddfod tradition. She sings both in English and Welsh, and has a special interest in traditional Welsh songs.

Mair started writing songs in 2003, and has featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, and Radios Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire, where her song 'Love Imperfect' was a record of the week. Mair has also featured as a special guest on BBC Radio Shropshire's Sunday Folk

A previous winner of the Shropshire Singer Songwriter competition and winner of the 2020 Tredegar Folk Festival's Songwriters competition, Mair has performed regularly at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod since 2014. She has also appeared at the Llangollen's Women's Festival, the Ty Pawb Arts Centre in Wrexham, the Llangollen Fringe Acoustica, the British Ironworks Centre and at Gales of Llangollen.
Mair will be appearing at the Beardy Folk Festival at Cleobury Mortimer in September this year.

She has released a CD of traditional and self-penned songs with tracks in both English and Welsh.

View Mair Thomas Music on Facebook.

For further information about the Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, please contact us on info@theholroyd.com.

Email: info@theholroyd.com | Tel: 01691 776069 | Company Registration Number: 12084276
The Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ