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Acoustic Roots Wigan will continue!

David’s well-established legacy will carry on, run by a committee made up of David Hiney, Daniel Hiney and Ian Cleverdon.

Our first concerts will be The Changing Room in November and a very special one-off, never to be repeated concert featuring Ashley Hutchings MBE, Blair Dunlop and Judy Dunlop in December. More are in the pipeline for 2017 already.

Dates and ticket prices for this year’s concerts are being finalised as I type and we shall keep you informed of the details very soon.

Huge thanks to everyone for their support…please keep it coming. See you down the road…

Ian, David and Dan xxx

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of David Cartlidge

There will be a service of Thanksgiving for the life of David Cartlidge on Weds 21 September at 2:00pm at Wigan Parish Church, Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NL.

All are welcome to attend and join in this celebration of David’s life. Following the service there will be a Wake at The Old Courts, Wigan which is a short walk away from the church. A finger buffet will be available and there is also a bar.

I think we all know he would wish to be remembered with a song and a story or two…….

Car Parking: the best options are the Mona Street open air car park (Pay & Display) opposite Deanery High School (sat nav WN1 1AA) or the Galleries shopping centre car park (sat nav WN1 1QX). There are also car parks at the local railway stations but are more expensive. All are within short walking distance of the church and The Old Courts, and more details and alternative car parks can be found here.

Donations: any kind donations will go to Wigan and Leigh Hospice who looked after David so brilliantly in his last few weeks. Donations can be sent to the undertakers – Edwards,  Holmwood , Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 2AA – or given in at the church service.

 David Cartlidge RIP

For those who don’t already know…….Sadly David Cartlidge, the founder of Acoustic Roots, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday morning after a long period of illness.

Many of you will know that David continued to run Acoustic Roots whilst also suffering a long and difficult illness. He continued to promote the best in Acoustic music, bringing some fantastic artists to Wigan Parish Church. Sadly his battle with this illness came to an end in the early hours of last Sunday.


A Message from David’s Family:

Ruth, Tom, Nick, James and family would like to thank everyone who offered their support over the last few months and in particular they would like to thank all the amazing staff at Wigan & Leigh Hospice for their outstanding care and support.

A private cremation will be followed by a service of thanksgiving at 2pm on Wednesday 21st of September at Wigan Parish Church to which everyone is welcome.

Under the circumstances we have taken the decision to cancel the My Sweet Patootie concert on the 16 September.  

 WEGOTTICKETS refunds will be made automatically, for other refunds please contact the normal ticket No.   or 07875 881436.

We will update this page further with details about the future of the Acoustic Roots concerts in due course

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