Knuts about Jazz? then take the Music Train
On 7 July a Mid Cheshire Music Train will take you to hear them – with music and a glass of bubbly on the train to Chester, taxis arranged to and from Alexanders, ‘sausage and mash’ as you listen and more music on the train on the way back.
The Dave Roberts Quartet is a mainstream/modern jazz ensemble with a huge repertoire of jazz standards. The emphasis is on accessible, swinging jazz; the songs are a mix of swing, latin, blues and funk. Each evening features songs associated with a famous musician or by a well-known composer. Tributes so far have included Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Jerome Kern.
Nelson Peach, the North Cheshire folk trio, will play on the train on the way out and the way back. Their music is predominantly British traditional – plus traditional American material and the occasional ‘pop’ song
How it works – book the package – and a train ticket
The Music Train is arranged by the Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership with Alexanders Café Bar. You will need a ticket (£9.95) for the package from Alexanders, bought through their website, as well as your ticket for the train journey, bought in the usual way from a ticket office or the conductor on the train. On the way to Chester the music on the train starts at Knutsford, on the way back it continues to Altrincham.
Alexanders website is at http://www.alexanderslive.com/music.html . Look for the Music Train in their July music listings and book the package online.
Train Times and Tickets
Train times to Chester:
Manchester Piccadilly 18:17, Stockport 18:30, Navigation Road 18:44, Altrincham 18:46, Hale 18:49, Ashley 18:52*, Mobberley 18:55*, Knutsford 18:59, Plumley 19:03, Lostock Gralam 19:07, Northwich 19:12, Greenbank 19:17, Cuddington 19:22, Delamere 19:26*, Mouldsworth 19:31 (*request stop)
Return train times from Chester Chester 22:48, Mouldsworth 22:59, Delamere 23:04, Cuddington 23:08, Greenbank 23:13, Northwich 23:17, Lostock Gralam 23:20, Plumley 23:24, Knutsford 23:29, Mobberley 23:33*, Ashley 23:36*, Hale 23:39, Altrincham 23:44, Navigation Road 23:46, Stockport 00:02, Manchester Piccadilly 00:18 (*request stop)
Example fares from Knutsford Cheap day return £11.50; Northern Duo (two people travelling together) £8.60 each; with Railcard £7.60.
The Mid Cheshire Line is operated by Northern Rail and provides rail links to the national rail network at Manchester, Chester and Stockport and with the Metrolink Tram network at Altrincham. www.northernrail.org
More Events on the Mid Cheshire Line
There are more monthly music trains this summer. All are on Wednesdays from Chester to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley.
21 July – Halfe Pannikin
25 August – Acoustak
22 September – Root Chords
For news of other events on the Line see the Partnership’s website on www.midcheshirerail.org.uk or contact the Music Trains Organiser to subscribe to the mailing list.
Michael Ross, Music Trains organiser for the Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Buttifant Mid Cheshire Community Rail Officer, 01244 976788