Like the monarchs this canal has seen, it has 2 birthdays! Officially opened on February 22, 1819, the first flotilla of boats arrived in Victoria Quays to crowds of 60,000 people – the population of Sheffield was only 90,000 at the time! The 4-mile stretch of Sheffield and Tinsley Canal’s birthday celebrations though are traditionally held on the 3rd Saturday of September. The Dorothy Pax itself was once a Sheffield Keale, that spent its life sailing this navigation as a work boat, but now provides the bar top inside our venue. This year we are celebrating 204 years of this stretch of navigation with family-friendly live music performances from Ashley Martindale and Jim & Mick.
Jim & Mick 1-3PM
James Taplin has an incredible voice, accompanied by his guitar he’ll have you mezmerised and singing along in no time at all. Accompanied by his partner in crime, Mick Holmes on Harmonica the dynamic duo perform effortlessly to orginals and covers alike. Expect banter all around for these two lads from Donny!
Ashley Martindale 3:30-4:30PM
Consisting of Ashley Martindale on lead vocals and guitar and Sean Colley on bass, this duo is here to make you dance along to their high-energy infectious indie-rock tunes.