photo by Andrew Phillips

photo by Andrew Phillips



Gigs, Events

May 2017

Friday 5th May     8 – 10pm – Solo @ The Snooty Fox Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH    Call 015242 97298

Sunday 7th May    2 – 5.00pm  - Solo @ The Britannia Ullswater Road, LA1 3PX Lancaster, Lancashire

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In his long and varied career Howard has performed for HM The Queen of England; played his music on BBC TVs Blue Peter; had choral compositions performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall; worked as a Dance Accompanist at Laban, Pineapple, Rambert, English National Ballet; danced on German TV with Gloria Gaynor; appeared as a crazy guitar-playing guard in an Ed Wright comedy series; slapped his cheeks and drummed on his thighs on BBC Radio 3 and 4; toured theatres and concert halls throughout Europe; and had his music played and broadcast all over the world.

He plays solo Spanish guitar, in a  Duo,   and as a member of various dynamic and exciting groups:

Men of the Hour - a flexible line-up featuring original music by Howard Haigh, mixing Jazz, Latino, and music of the moment

Baksheesh  - Stonking groove-based East European-style Gipsy Band

Moonlight Gazette Folksy mix  featuring guitar and mandolin. CD  out now

Haigh and Bee –  Duo with Rob Bee (sax and piano) Everything from Free Improvisation to Leonard Cohen.

Howard is a member of London-based Leibniz-Lab Arts Collective and currently working on an Opera “The Last Adventure”                                             FischTank1


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April 2017

Sunday 2nd 4 – 6pm The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1  The Crystal Gaze with special guest Martin Pyne (percussion legend) & Rob Bee (Keyboards/Sax) & Nick Reay (Violin)

Friday 7th April 8 – 10pm – Solo @ The Snooty Fox Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH    Call 015242 97298

Sunday 23rd 5 – 8 pm Dalmeney Hotel, Lytham Haigh & Bee -


Sunday 30th 5 – 8 Haigh and Bee in Lytham


Friday 3rd March 8 – 10pm – Solo @ The Snooty Fox Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH Call 015242 97298

Thursday March 16th  SOLO + support @ the Red Door Cafe, Halton LA2 7.30. open mic session from 7.45 til 8.30  Haigh  2 x 40 minute-ish slots – 8.45  & 9.45   finish 10.30-ish Sunday 26th March

Sunday 26th 2 -4pm The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth.  Howard Haigh and The Crystal Gaze with Rob Bee

Friday 31st 3,30 -10.30pm    Zefferelli’s, Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD Howard Haigh & The Crystal Gaze with special guest Martin Pyne (percussion legend) & Rob Bee (Keyboards/Sax)

December 2016

Friday 30th  8.30pm – 10.30pm   Zefferelli’s, Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD Howard Haigh returns to Zefferelli’s with the great combination of the Middletons. Sam on percussion and vocal (she does a lovely Patsy Cline) and Rick on Bass, Guitar and voice.  FREE ADMISSION

November 2016

Sunday 13th 12.30 – 3.00pm The Apothecary, Penny Street, LA1  Haigh Bee Duo Friday 9th 6.30 -9.30pm The Churchmouse, Barbon FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2016  8.30pm – 10.30pm FREE ADMISSION Zefferelli’s, Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD Howard Haigh returns to Zefferelli’s with the great combination of the Middletons. Sam on percussion and vocal (she does a lovely Patsy Cline) and Rick on Bass, Guitar and voice. Featuring mainly instrumentals ranging from the exotic Flamenco Moorish soul the jazz-blues, folk and funk. Rumbas, Tangos, Boogie – it could all happen. Complete with a Jam-Man loop pedal for extra texture, and a big dollop of fun, Haigh and co offer you a memorable night out in the Lake District. Veggie food, and full bar are all optional. There’s no admission price so just come on in and grab the best seats at this superb venue.

 October 2016

LANCASTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday 14th 9 – 10.00pm Storey Auditorium Saturday 15th 2 – 4.00pm Diggles Saturday 15th 4.30 -6.30pm with Ben Ruth at The Toll House Sunday 16th 1.00 – 2.00pm Lancaster Brewery Sunday 16th 6.00 – 8.00pm The Borough Saturday 29th – Private Booking

September 2016

Thursday 8th 1.00 – 3.00pm SOLO at Burnley Mechanics, Burnley. Free Friday 9th 9.00pm Howard Haigh and The Men of the Hour The Wagon and Horses, Lancaster Quayside Thursday 15th 7.30 – 9.00 Howard Haigh and Rob Bee - Music Poetry and Pizza at Pizza Margarita, Lancaster. Take a listen to us here. Saturday 24th SOLO in The Dog Inn, a converted performance space above the pub – this is not a ‘pub gig’ but a sit down and enjoy listening to the music gig, with chat and stories about the pieces, taking a musical world tour all within the Dog Inn, Belthorn, near Darwen, Lancashire

August 2016

Monday 1st 6.00pm The Churchmouse, Barbon “Yorkshire Day” 6th 1.00pm Carnforth Carnival Sat 6th, evening: Arkholme, nr Lancaster PRIVATE BOOKING Sunday 7th   2.00 and 4.00pm SOLO Seaside Fiesta Morecambe Saturday 20th 9.00pm The Robert Gillow, with guest Ian Southby 28th Private Function Hawkshead, Cumbria

JULY 2016

Sunday 3rd Men of the Hour with Ben Ruth John O’Gaunt, Lancaster 9.00pm Tuesday 19th evening Men of the Hour – Lancaster University (Private Event) Saturday 30th SOLO at Lancaster Castle (afternoon) Sunday 31st 12 noon – Men of the Hour at Lancaster Castle Sunday 29th to June 10th SPAIN

JUNE 2016

Weekend 4/5th and 11th/12th June 3.00pm at Wenning Studios, Bentham: Howard’s music will be used as part of a dance/video performance by June Gersten Roberts and Michelle Man The Dappled Light Project:

For nearly two years, June Gersten Roberts ( video artist) and Michelle Man (dance artist) have been dancing and filming in the  elusive dappled  lightscapes of  the Lune Valley  and Yorkshire Dales. This year they have  created a   performance / video installation for the 2016 Lunesdale Arts Trial, with live dance  and  specially composed music by  Howard Haigh. 
Installation with Live Dance Performances 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th June at 3:00 PM Wenning Studios, 5A Robin Lane, High Bentham. Lancaster LA2 7AB. For further information  call 015242 61718
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Saturday 11th PRIVATE BOOKING Bentham Golf Club Sunday 26th Barbon Fun Day  015242 76224

MAY 2016

Sat  7th 5.30pm PRIVATE BOOKING Barbon, Cumbria    Sat  7th 8.30pm PRIVATE BOOKING Halton, Lancashire Tuesday 10th 7.30pm Return to the Edge of Chaos @ The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster An evening of melodic improvisation. Feat. Ric White (sax/flute) Howard Haigh (gtr) and Rob Bee (Piano/synth) Following the success of several amazing ‘Edge of Chaos’ events over the last few years, this performance by three creative musicians promises to ‘awaken your musical senses’.  Music will be made live and ‘in the moment’. We look forward to seeing you in The Dukes Gallery space at this wonderful iconic arts venue here in Lancaster this coming Tuesday evening (10th May). Free Event. Doors open 7pm        

Friday 13th 6.45pm    SOLO Morecambe Visitor Sunshine Ball on Friday 13th of May at the Midland Hotel in aid of Cancer Care

Saturday 21st PRIVATE BOOKING Wray, Lancashire Friday 27th 9.00pm    “Gecko Beach”    with Owen Saunders and Xtof Lheureux  @ The Wagon and Horses, Quayside, Lancaster Gecko Beach Poster

APRIL 2016

Thursday April 28th 9.00pm at The Robert Gillow, Lancaster  ?#?howardhaigh Sat 3rd PRIVATE BOOKING Friday 8th 8.30pm Zefirrellis, Ambleside with The Men of the Hour (Sam and Rick)

March 2016

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