Regent Farm Road
Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
This will be our exciting Album Launch concert for “The Gift”.
Doors 7.30, start time 8 pm.
This extremely rare new album launch from one of the UK’s longest established instrumental folk duos promises to provide an uplifting and joyous evening.
In their twenty-two years of performing music as a duo, fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and Scottish guitar supremo Frank McLaughlin have appeared together in numerous projects but their new CD “The Gift” will be only their second release as an instrumental duo, a mere nine years after their critically acclaimed debut “Root2”. If ‘commercial’ and ‘prolific’ might not be the most frequently used descriptors for their studio work, their onstage performances have consistently delighted audiences as their rare musical kinship and irreverent banter hold listeners spellbound.
This new album of predominantly self-penned material reflects a shared musical heritage rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland, and exemplifies the very best of partnerships between fiddle and guitar.