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General Prices: SOLD OUT

Seating: Unreserved seated

Mike ‘The Wild Rover’ McGrother returns to ARC to present an intimate concert of songs and stories inspired by his beloved Teesside – its people, its river and, in Mike’s words, his “musical dad’, the late, great Vin Garbutt.

The first part of the evening will combine songs Mike himself has penned – influenced by people and places he has encountered in this, his own 50th year. Crafted with observational commentary and poetic reflection, prepare for the usual roller-coaster of musical emotion that his Wild Rover shows are renowned for. Anyone who has attended Raise a Glass; Joe’s Speakeasy; 1245 Sunflowers events, or community Pub Operas will know that a good stash of tissues are often essential!

After a short interval, Mike will return with his own interpretation of the songs written and made famous by one of Teesside’s greatest musical exports, Vin Garbutt. Vin sadly passed away in 2017 but his influence on the local, national and international folk music scene was immense and will never be surpassed. Mike and Vin collaborated on a number of joyful occasions – the last here in ARC – and tonight we will all remember Vin through song and toast to the very best Teesside Troubadour.

This event is now sold out. We occasionally have returned tickets so please contact [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 

Photo by ENA Photography

Looking for a great bite to eat before the big gig?

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Look no further than our cafe bar No 60 for a fantastic place to eat when it comes to grabbing your pre-gig dinner. No 60 offers a modern and vibrant space with a lively atmosphere. Not to mention you won’t find a table closer to your seats anywhere in town.

Pre-book your two course for £10 Pre-Show Dinner today and not only will we save you a table but you could even save on your bill too.

Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised.