Tyneside Fiddle Alliance
The Tyneside Fiddle Alliance is a community of fiddlers resident in the North East of England, established in celebration of a new “golden age” of fiddle music in that region. In an area renowned for its fiddling tradition, this gathering of fiddlers is the fruit of decades of toil by key individuals within the local folk community. The huge efforts they have made have resulted in a flourishing musical environment which is now experienced on a daily basis in the concert halls and sessions of Tyneside and the surrounding area. Operating an “open door” policy, the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance welcomes fiddlers of all abilities, promoting a friendly, inclusive atmosphere in which musicians build a shared repertoire of local tunes and explore traditions from further afield. With support from Gateshead council, the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance is housed in St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead, and meets on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Upcoming EventsSep26Wed6:30 pm North East Fiddle School: Early ... @ Westfield School - Senior HouseOct3Wed6:30 pm North East Fiddle School: Early ... @ Westfield School - Senior HouseOct10Wed6:30 pm North East Fiddle School: Early ... @ Westfield School - Senior HouseOct11Thu8:00 pm Jimmy’s Fiddle / Cullercoats @ Cullercoats Crescent ClubJimmy’s Fiddle / Cullercoats @ Cullercoats Crescent ClubOct 11 @ 8:00 pmJames Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian period. He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and informed by the places and characters...