FISH TALES! A Jazz Showcase Featuring Alan Barnes And His Band

Fish Tales, a commission from Grimsby Jazz is an amazing new work co-written by Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy with poetry by Josie Moon. It tours the UK for the first time from July 2017 with support from Arts Council England. The music and poetry draws on the vibrant, dark and dangerous history of Grimsby's fishing trade and explores the myths, the misadventures and the realities of the fishing life.

It is a tribute to the contribution made by those in the fishing industry who were instrumental in feeding the nation and protecting it in times of war. A powerful and exciting evening of jazz and poetry evocative of any fishing port, and guaranteed to stir the memories of fishing communities everywhere.

Arrangements by Alan Barnes, one of the most renowned and in-demand composers, arrangers and saxophonists on the UK and European Jazz scene. Well known for his themed compositions Alan has brought together a unique combination of all-star musicians.

Approximate Stage Times:
Doors open: 1.00pm
Bar opens: 1.00pm
Alan Barnes & His Band 1.30pm
With a 20 minute interval.

All ages welcome.

Date and time

Sunday 12th November, 2017

1:00pm to 3:30pm


Gerrard Winstanley House

Crawford St



Pricing info

£10 Advance / £12 on the door in the Court Room

How to get there

Event coordinator

Jess Rotherham


Music Poetry Wheelchair access

Sun 12th Nov, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

FISH TALES! A Jazz Showcase Featuring Alan Barnes And His Band

The Old Courts