Frank and I are touring in July, taking in some gorgeous acoustics around the north and east of England and the Borders. In our tour of “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” we will perform traditional and self-penned material from our new album ‘The Gift’ alongside tunes from the critically acclaimed album ‘Root2’, exemplifying ‘the very best of partnerships between fiddle and guitar’.
Mon 9th July: Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin @ St Mary’s Church, Wycliffe, Barnard Castle, 7.30 pm
Fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and superb Scottish guitarist Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship, holding listeners spellbound with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland. As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle and guitar. Their long-term collaboration has led to a deep and instinctive understanding of each other’s musical interpretations resulting in uplifting and joyous performances.