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photo by Andrew Phillips


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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;

The Moonlight Gazette Folksy mix  featuring guitar and mandolin. CD currently being recorded

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”

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 NEWS: Gigs, Events 

 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

 October 2016


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


 November 2016

Friday 4th 8.30pm MEN OF THE HOUR @ Zefirrellis (Upstairs Jazz Bar), Compton Road,  Ambleside LA22

with Rick Middleton – Bass/Vox, Sam King-Middleton – Percussion/Vox

December 2016



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.

Featuring Ric White (saxes/flute) Howard Haigh (guitar) 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

APRIL 2016

Thursday April 28th 9.00pm at The Robert Gillow, Lancaster  ?#?howardhaigh


Friday 8th 8.30pm Zefirrellis, Ambleside with The Men of the Hour (Sam and Rick)

March 2016

March Sat 26th 1.15pm Dalton Square, Lancaster

MAY 2016

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


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

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

 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



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