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Jun 14 2020

Streaming during lockdown

As you know, in common with all music venues, we are currently closed, with no indication of when we will be able to reopen.

However, this does not mean that we are inactive. We are still operating, albeit in a ‘virtual’ environment, presenting a weekly programme of streamed live shows from artist’s homes. All ticket money is split between the artists and The Live Room, which is helping both to stay afloat while the entire industry is in lockdown. We are very grateful for your support during this incredibly difficult and worrying time.

We know that not all of you have the necessary or best equipment for accessing these live streams, so apologies if you can’t get them. If you can access them but are having difficulties, below you’ll find some tips for getting the best results.

  • Use Google Chrome or Firefox as your default browser
  • Clear your cache – if you don’t know how to, just Google how to clear my cache in [whichever browser you are using] 
  • Check your broadband speed – this can be done by going to www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk, www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk or there are a number of others. You do not need very high download speeds, but you do need a solid connection so the next two points are important
  • Wifi should be fine for watching streams, but if your wifi is not great and there are a number of other devices connected to it, turn them off if possible 
  • If you connection is still not good , if possible, connect directly to one of your router ethernet ports, using a CAT 5 or above network cable Male RJ45/Male RJ45. If you haven’t got one, you can buy one of varying lengths online pretty cheaply 
  • When you get to the stream page, you can select the full screen option in the bottom right hand corner of the stream window

Casting to your smart TV via cable

  • When watching on your pc or laptop, your listening experience will be enhanced by having some speakers attached. It may also be possible to stream on your smart TV using an HDMI cable. For Windows, read this article to enable this method. For Apple devices, read this

Casting wirelessly

  • You may also be able to connect your laptop, tablet or even mobile phone to your TV wirelessly.
  • For Windows devices, use the TV remote and select the source to Screen mirroring. It will show a screen with the TV name. On the laptop, press the Windows button and type in ‘Settings’. Then go to ‘Connected devices’ and click on the ‘Add device’ option at the top. The drop down menu will list all the devices you can mirror to. Select your TV and the laptop screen will start mirroring to the TV. The TV name also gets saved in the connected devices list, so connecting the laptop to the TV in the future is easy.
  • For Apple devices, watch this YouTube video

Aug 11 2020

TLR Live Online: 9Bach (WAL)

Friday 7th August 2020

Fantastic show with 9Bach, with multiple cameras, live looping and even a band member joining in from London!

9Bach (WAL) 

Virtual Stage at The Live Room, Saltaire 

7TH August 2020 

Intro – Ron 

Set 1 
Si Hwi Hwi 
Yr Olaf 
Pontypridd 
Lliwiau 
Ifan 
Breuddwyd 
Trafelias. 
 

*** Interview with Ron – Mir and Lisa 
 

Set 2 
Llyn Du 
Wedi Torri 
Asteri Mou 
Llwynog   
Pa Bryd 

Cyfaddefa 

Aug 3 2020

TLR Live Online: Harrow Fair (CAN)

Friday 31st July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Harrow Fair (Canada)
From Curries Music & Antiques, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Intro Ron & Hilary
Sins We Made
Told A Lie To My Heart
I Will Be Your Man
Held Tight/Been There Ways
Song Intro & Chat
I Just Wanna
Shiloh
Chat
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
When The Levee Breaks (Memphis Minnie)

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/MIRANDA & ANDREW
Chat & Questions – Ron/Hilary/Miranda & Andrew

Set 2
Seat At The Table
Hangnail
(Oh) Shenandoah
Chat
Long Hot Summer Day (John Hartford)
Call To Arms
Farewell Thanks
Bite The Way
Closure
9 Bach Promo (Llyn Du)

Jul 25 2020

TLR Live Online: David Berkeley (USA)

Friday 24th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

David Berkeley (Santa Fe, US)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
24th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
The Blood And The Wine
Wait For The Rain
Setting Sail
Lost In Madrid
The Line Between
The Hedges Are High
Jefferson/A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Part) (Dylan)

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/DAVID

Set 2
The Faded Red And Blue
When The World Sits Still
Cobbler’s Hill
Wolves In The Wings
Willis Avenue Bridge
The Lion’s Paw
This Be Dear To Me

CLOSURE

Jul 18 2020

TLR Live Online:The Little Unsaid

Friday 17th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

The Little Unsaid (John Elliott solo ) (UK)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
17th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Imagined Hymn
Music
Road
Dolly
Melt Down The Moon
Blood Line (New Song)
Some Miracle (New Song)
Human

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/JOHN

Set 2
Willow
Second Circle
Half Alive (New Song)
Bug In Amber (New Song)
This Door Is A Door (New Song)
To My Lordless Sons
Day Is Golden
Chain

CLOSURE

Jul 11 2020

TLR Live Online: Zoe & Cloyd (USA)

Friday 10th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Zoe And Cloyd (US)
(Fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Cloyd Miller)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
10th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Underground Railway
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
Goodbye Girl
Neighbor
Rising Waters
Hoffman’s Hora/David’s Frailach (klezmer instrumentals)
The Past Keeps Getting In The Way
Running On Empty

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/JOHN AND NATALYA

Set 2
Zisa Meydele
The Mean Old Rambling Blues(LOSS OF INTERNET)
Where Do You Stand?
The Old Country Baptizing
Lazy Man Blues
Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie (Acapela)
Paper Crowns
The Only Game In Town

CLOSURE

Little Unsaid Video

Jul 4 2020

TLR Live Online: Elles Bailey

Friday 3rd July 2020

Photo by Gillian Harrison, set list by Keith Belcher

Fantastic show by Elles Bailey last night, accompanied by Joe Wilkes on some scintillating guitar. A sheer joy!

Elles Bailey with Joe Wilkins (UK)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
3rd July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Wildfire
Walk On Water
Little Piece Of Heaven
Walk Away
Perfect Storm
Road I Call Home

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/ELLES

Set 2
Wild Wild West
Help Somebody
Halfway House
Miss Me When I’m Gone
Howlin’ Wolf
Medicine Man

CLOSURE

Jun 27 2020

TLR Live Online: Dirk Powell & Friends (USA)

Friday 26th June 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Dirk Powell with Amelia Powell & Rainy Eyes (US)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
26th June 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Liza Jane
Balfa Waltz/Vieux Wagon
Everything Is Alright
The Worst (Amethyst Kiah)
Old Time Fiddle Tune – Title Not Known
Meet Me On The Mountain
Way Down The River Away

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/ HILARY/ DIRK

Set 2
I Ain’t Playing Pretty Polly
Bon Soir Moreau
Rainy Eyes Slavery Song – Unknown Title
Sourwood Mountain
Red Bird Road
Madeleine (Cajun Tune?)

CLOSURE

Jun 20 2020

TLR Live Online: Martin Harley

Friday 19th June 8pm

Set list by Keith Belcher

Absolute blinder of a set from Martin, as ever. Great songs, great playing great voice. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and gave us our biggest crowd so far. Sorry if we didn’t get to your questions, but Martin had a few technical issues during the interview, so we let him get back to the music, which was sublime. See you all again!

Martin Harley (UK, HERTS)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
19th June 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Automatic Life
One For The Road
Trouble
Summer Shadows
Roll With The Punches (soon to be released digitally)
Brother
Dancing On The Rocks
Cowboy in Hawaii (world exclusive)

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/ HILARY/ MARTIN

Set 2
One Horse Town
Winter Coat
Feet Don’t Fail Me
Cardboard King
Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits)
Goodnight Irene
Can’t Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters)
Love In The Afternoon
It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson)

CLOSURE

Jun 13 2020

TLR Live Online: Mark Erelli

Friday 12th June 8pm

Set list by Keith Belcher

Thanks to Mark for a fabulous streamed performance from his home in Massachusetts. A wonderful singer, songwriter and musician, we’ve had great feedback from our audience and we’ll definitely bring him along to TLR once we get the other side of this pandemic. Thank you to everyone who tuned in from home and abroad!

Mark Erelli (USA)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
12th June 2020

INTRO-RON/HILARY

Set 1
Oklahoma
A Little Kindness
The River Always Wins
Blindsided
River Road
Charlottsville
Stranger’s Eyes

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/ HILARY/ MARK

Set 2
Delivered
Kingdom Come
Rose-Colored Rearview
By Degrees
Her Town Now
Ophelia (The Band)
Abraham