Penrith Players

Penrith, CA11 7JG

7th Nov

At 7:00pm


On the Door

Open Mic

1-2 songs each

Covid-19 Information

Opening our doors won't be easy and relies on your support and understanding. Together we will succeed I'm sure. Here is a list of things we need to adhere to:

Audience protocols

  1. Please book all tickets for your bubble at the same time and arrive at the same time. We will then be able to seat you together.
  2. Bubbles are now stipulated as groups from no more than two households.
  3. Only one group will be allowed into the foyer at a time. Please wait outside until the foyer is free and then enter when directed.
  4. We will be operating a one way system throughout the playhouse. Please follow all of the arrows on the floor and all signage.
  5. Please sanitise your hands on entry and before and after using the toilet. Face masks must be worn at all times except when having a drink.
  6. Drinks will be ordered and served at the tables and payment will be contactless.
  7. All doors and fire escapes will be open to allow greater ventilation so you may need a warm coat depending the temperature.
  8. The program will run slightly shorter than usual to minimise risk.
  9. After the end we will vacate the building table by table to allow for congestion free exit.

For open mic performers

  1. The open mic will have to be by pre-booking only. Contact me to secure your place.
  2. Bring your own microphone.

With all of that in mind we also intend to live stream the event but only for the duration of the actual event. It will not be available afterwards so you will have to watch it at the time. If you chose to watch the live stream we hope you will donate to the act through the link that will be on the Facebook group with the livestream.

About Bertie Armstrong and Niles Krieger


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Bertie and Niles are a duo with the vitality and presence of a full string band. Their original compositions and interpretations of traditional material transport the old-time sound of fiddle and banjo into creative, new dimensions inspired by sources from both sides of the Atlantic. With the simplest of setups, these two musicians blur boundaries between genres, and guarantee a captivating and soulful musical experience.

About Plug 'n' Play

Plug 'n' Play is run by local people, for local people.

About ten years ago, Phil Caton recognised that there was a need for a venue in Penrith where musicians and singers could perform live in front of an audience. Over the years, the format changed slightly and we started to invite professional artists to headline the night, with a Plug 'N' Play slot at the start of the evening. We have seen some amazing performances from international stars like Tommy EmmanuelJohn RenbourneKieran HalpinBob BrozmanMartin StephensonKristina Olsen and the late Isaac Guillory.

Many local people have made their stage debut here and several have formed bands with other performers they have met at the sessions. We have heard every genre of music played at Plug 'N' Play – rockbluesfolkjazzheavy metaljug band, appalachian – and we’ve even had poetry recitations.

If you have any names of performers you would like to put forward for future sessions, please speak to any of the team or post it to the website / facebook group and we’ll consider it when we meet to discuss the programme.

Thanks to Penrith Players for their continued support in helping us to keep Plug 'N' Play afloat.  They also supply the bar staff, who all work voluntarily, which is much appreciated.


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The Team

Meet the volunteering who help make Plug 'n' Play happen.

Speaker 2

Tom Corda-Stanley

Speaker 2

Chris Archer

Speaker 2

Clare Morris


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  • Do You Want To Take The Stage At Plug 'n' Play?

    All the sound equipment is set up before the session so that singers and musicians can, literally, just plug in and play. Soundman Tom Corda-Stanley and Chris Archer will be on hand to ensure that the equipment runs smoothly. New performers are always welcome and you can be assured of awarm response from the audience who have supported Plug 'n' Play over the years. If you do want to perform, just make contact with any of the team at the start of the evening or call Jackie Knox on 01768 867845

  • What Equipment is Ready Set Up?

    2x SM58 Dynamic Microphones, 2x SM57 Dynamic Microphones 2x DI Boxes, Soundcraft MPMi 12 Multi Purpose Mixer, Alesis Rever Unit, Behringer FBQ3102 Graphic Equalizer and 1 RCA Stage Monitor.

    On Request Equipment - Please contact us before you come if you would like to use any of the equipment below.

    2x Further DI Boxes, 4x Further SM58 Dynamic Microphones, Roland Electric Piano and Standard Drum Kit