Caught by the River

Caught by the River Calder: An Update

14th January 2016

As you may already be aware, the recent and unfortunate flooding of the Calder Valley has caused us, with heavy hearts, to have to postpone much of Caught by the River Calder, taking place later this month. But to reiterate: the evening gigs (Field Music on Friday 22nd and Lonelady & Gwenno on Saturday 23rd) will go ahead as planned – the daytime events and talks will be rescheduled for a later date. Refunds for the cancelled events are available from Mal Campbell – email him at

We feel profoundly for those affected by the Boxing Day floods: the areas concerned hold a deep connection to this site, and are places that many of our friends and contributors call home. Much is being done to help the people and businesses worst hit to get back on their feet. Hebden Bridge’s Trades Club is hosting a variety of fundraising events, whilst you can donate directly to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal here.

In an effort to do our bit, we’re running a £5 t-shirt sale until the end of January, featuring designs from Paul Kelly and Matt Sewell. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the appeal.