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Sat 7th Sept 1pm
Diggers Festival

Wed 3rd July 7pm
The Atkinson
With "Over The Moon"

Thu 30th May
The Bailiff Bar

Sat 18th May

Clough Day Does Folk



Sat 9th Sept 5pm
Wigan Diggers Festival
Gerrard Winstanley, Wigan

Wed 12th July 8pm
The Holding Cell
The Old Courts, Wigan

Sat 10th June 9pm
Coppull Folk Festival
2 sets of 45 minutes

Tue 2nd May 8pm
The Bobbin, Leigh

Sat 29th April 2pm
HMV Grand Arcade, Wigan.

Wed 1st March 7pm
The Atkinson Southport
With Boo Hewerdine/Brooks Williams

Thursday 17th November

Songwriter Session, The Bailiff Bar, Wigan

Wednesday 5th October
The Atkinson - Southport (Grateful Freds)


Saturday 1st October

The Mine is Yours Festival - Astley Green

Tuesday September 20th
The Bobbin Micropub, Leigh

Saturday 10th September (5.40pm)
Diggers Festival - Wigan

Saturday 4th September (5.20pm)

Crooke Festival, Shevington.

Saturday 27th August (2pm)

HMV Wigan

Tuesday July 26th
Shepherds Inn, Leigh

Wednesday 6th July (8pm)
Over Hulton Folk Club


Friday 10th June
Coppull Folk Club - Coppull

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March - Album launch

Recording and staying home.  ;(

Saturday 2nd Feb
The Old Pear Tree Wigan
Sunday 7th April
The Bailiff Bar, Old Courts, Wigan Time TBC

Friday 10th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Shoulder of Mutton  8pm

Saturday 11th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Railway Hotel 7.30pm

Saturday 25th May Millstone Music Festival, Golborne


Thursday 29th August
The Coffee Stop - Leigh

Sunday 1st September
Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival

2 spots : Venue TBA

Saturday 7th September
Wigan Diggers Festival Main Stage Time TBC

Saturday 14th September
Leigh Canal Festival, Leigh Miners RLFC Time TBC



2018 (Recording new album Mainly)

Friday 11th May
Private party, Chorley

Sat 12th May
Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival
6pm @ Ramble and Rose
9pm @ Chapter 17

Sun 27th May

Hinds Head festival
Friday 8th June
Coppull Folk Festival. (starts 6pm)

Thu 21st June
Wigan Old Courts Grand Vault
Simply Dylan7.30pm

July 15th
Acoustic Sessions Wigan Old Courts (Court Room) Time TBA

Saturday August 18th
Wigan Live Festival
Wigan Central 7.00pm
Saturday August 25th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 5.20pm
Sunday August 26th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 2.00pm

Saturday 15th September
Leigh Canal Festival
Leigh Miners RLFC 9pm

Friday October 12th
Chapter 17, Hebden Bridge 7pm

Thursday 8th November
Leigh Coffee Shop Events Room 7pm
Friday 30th November
Headsticks / Ticnotoc / Vision Thing
Old Town House Warrington 7pm

Saturday 28th October
Merry Helloween (Merry Hell and Vision Thing), The Citadel St. Helens. 7.30pm

Thursday 9th November
The Coffee Shop, Leigh,

Friday 29th December
Acoustic Lounge Poynton time & adm tbc
EARLIER in 2017========================
Sat 28 Jan
Turnpike Centre, Leigh supporting Merry Hell acoustic (SOLD OUT)
Sun 19 Feb
Dochertys, Wigan (afternoon session)
Lesfest - evening (Bellingham Hotel, Wigan)
Thu 4th May
KettleWorld Studios Recording New EP
Sat 20th May
Red Triangle cafe, Burnley
Sun 4th June
Coppull Folk Festival
Tue 20th June
Made in Liverpool TV Session Recording
Wed 12th July
Narrowboat TV Session Recording

Sat 26th Aug
Old Town House, Warrington
Momentum Warrington Rock for Corbyn event
Stage time 3pm

Tameside Festival, Manchester  8pm
Mon August 28 (Bank hol)
Retro Bar Bury 4pm (Glaston Bury)

Sat 2nd September 
Parbold Street Festival 
From 12 noon 
2 sets 20 mins each 

Sat 9th September 
Wigan Diggers festival time tbc

Saturday 7th October
The Old Courts Folk Festival, Wigan (Headline Slot) 8pm

Reviews & Info



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Posted on Oct 19, 2018 by Administrator

A lovely review of our new album by Mike Davies at the wonderful folking.com https://folking.com/vision-thing-when-we-were-astronauts-and-other-stories-own-label/
Our New Album has the FATEA review.

Our New Album has the FATEA review.

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Posted on Sep 1, 2018 by Administrator

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/VisionThing3/ From the opening line "We are on the edge of the world", the haunting vocal of Charlene Walmsley, underpinned by single notes from David Windsor's violin, your attention is firmly grabbed........ read the full review here.... http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/VisionThing3/
New Album Official release 1st September 2018

New Album Official release 1st September 2018

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Posted on Aug 11, 2018 by Administrator

Great news! We now have physical CD copies of our new album "When We Were Astronauts and Other Stories" and it looks and sounds great. We will of course have copies for sale at upcoming gigs, it's a lovely gatefold slipcase containing an 8pp booklet of lyrics and photos, and of course eleven songs for you to enjoy :-) The album will be available online from September 1st.  Buy the album from the home page of the site on the left...
New Video release - Silver Darlings

New Video release - Silver Darlings

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Posted on Jan 18, 2018 by Administrator

The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh

The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 by Administrator

We are going to be playing one of those great gigs were people can see the little red lines in the whites of your eyes in November. A wonderful venue and tickets will sell out VERY FAST. The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh Tickets £5 inc food bring your own Ale.
Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

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Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by Administrator

We had a wonderful time playing and watching at this years Diggers Festival in Wigan it was a wonderful coming together of like minded individuals. The festival site is perfect and we look forward to 2018. If you would like to know more about the event please check out https://wigandiggersfestival.org/  
The Narrowboat Sessions

The Narrowboat Sessions

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017 by Administrator

A few months ago we spent a lovely day in Chirk, Wales recording for The Narrowboat Sessions.   They picked our song 'Lights' the title track off our last album to promote to their TV Channel.   If you wish to take a look here it is, and their facebook page is located here . Lovely Jubbly!   Thanks to Mark Holdsworth for his sterling work!
Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

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Posted on Sep 6, 2017 by Administrator

We feel very blessed here at "The Thing" HQ, for it is our pleasure to announce we have had a 3rd review this year of our work. Earlier in the year FATEA Magazine reviewed our ' GIG'  in Leigh with Merry Hell, then they reviewed our album ' LIGHTS ' and now they have kindly reviewed our new EP ' The Trysting Tree '.   Considering FATEA receive 1000s of pieces of music work in a year we feel very lucky that we are making on their wonderful...
The Trysting Tree Video Released.

The Trysting Tree Video Released.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Administrator

This is the first song to be released from our new EP. Vision Thing : The Trysting Tree  
Narrowboat Session

Narrowboat Session

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Administrator

We had a great time with the wonderful folks at the Narrowboat Sessions in Chirk Marina Wales,  with Mark  Holdsworth and his crew. We recorded a few songs and videos and these will be aired around October time, we will keep you posted of how and when you can watch. Here are a few images from our day.    
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