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My friend, Bryan Jackson and I get together whenever possible to play through his wonderful arrangements of classical and folk music. I got to know Bryan through the Monkseaton Morris Men for whom he played fiddle and danced for many years. We will be providing music for the RNLI weekly coffee morning, in the form of carols arranged by Bryan for two fiddles. All proceeds will go to the RNLI – come along and get into the festive spirit!
Stewart and Frank are excited to be playing in the beautiful church at The Hearth in Horsley. This concert is part of the May 2017 tour, featuring lots of new material from their forthcoming release. Tickets £10 (U19 and students £5).
Stewart and Frank are heading off to Cambridge to play in the Basement at CB2 Bistro. This is a great venue for acoustic music and the concert, forming part of the May 2017 Tour will feature lots of new material from their forthcoming release.
CB2 Bistro are offering 10% off your food bill at the restaurant that evening for ticket holders. Contact the Bistro to book a table and take your concert ticket with you (01223 351181 / email@example.com)
Mick West, Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy – Scots song and instrumentals from Scotland and Northumberland on fiddle, guitar and Scottish small pipes. Mick has one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, and in this trio his rich, warm and expressive singing is complimented on guitar and fiddle by the highly creative playing of Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy. The trio has a long standing musical kinship which shines through their arrangements, and makes for a joyous and inspiring performance.
Learn to play some wonderful Northumbrian tunes from a Master of the tradition. These two workshops celebrate the rich and glorious musical heritage of the North East of England. Saturday is for fiddle players only, Sunday is open to players of any instruments. Plus ‘An Evening with Stewart Hardy’ at the Swan Inn, Aston Munslow.
Saturday: “The Flesh and Bones of Fiddle Tunes”
Level : intermediate & advanced
Taking some great fiddle tunes as examples, Stewart will introduce you to the secrets of the distinctive Northumbrian fiddle style. Stewart is known for his attention to detail, covering bowing, ornaments and how to discover the rhythmic personality of each tune.
Sunday: “Make a Joyful Noise” – all instruments welcome
Expect a day of uplifting music, fun and a few challenges along the way. Stewart is an expert arranger of music for mixed instrument groups. Whether you play melody, chords or bass lines there will be a place for everyone in this day of ensemble playing.
‘An Evening with Stewart Hardy’ (Saturday)
The Swan Inn, Aston Munslow SY7 9ER
Short concert followed by a tunes session .
Workshop fees (including lunch& hot drinks):
EarlyBird: £53 per dayor £105 both days.
After May 1st: £58 per day or £110 for both days
Evening event: £10 including curry. Must be pre-booked, priority to course participants.
Overnight accommodation & campervan parking available – please ask for details.
How to book: e mail Kitty: firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Years Collection – Book Launch Concert
Saturday 13th July, 8 pm (doors 7.30 pm)
The Presentation Room, Conference Wing, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH
The 30 Years Collection is a brand new book of original compositions, covering Stewart’s 30 Years as a professional musician. To celebrate, there will be a small, informal concert in Ushaw College, with spots from Stewart with Frank McLaughlin, and guest a appearance from Bottle Bank Band, among others. The new books will be on sale, and do bring your instruments for a small session afterwards. Tickets £5 on the door, but seats must be reserved in advance please.
The book will be available to purchase on the website from Monday 15th July. You’ll be able to pay online and choose to have the book posted to you, or select Event Collection to pick up your copy at no extra cost from Stewart at an event or workshop. Cash is also acceptable in person!
4 weeks agoDelighted to have had the chance to play through lots of these tunes already, and to be writing the foreward to such an interesting publication. Well done, Rob Say! One week to go for the Crowdfunder:www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-john-rook-manuscriptJust over a week to go for anyone wishing to subscribe to the Rook Book. Many thanks for all your support so far - really looking forward to seeing it all in print in July!Here's a wee snippet from Rook's Journal - 29th May 1833 (Weds):"After Bkt made a final Sketch in Mr Donalds album and another for Mr Dunn – Mr Donald and Rigg jnr came to invite me to their Timber raising. After dinner writing part of the letter to my Father till 4 then cleand up and oph to Mr D’s to T – there was a great company of the working class. - Mr Howard and the Dancing Master was there with a very curious fiddle – did not think much of his playing the company broke up about 12, a few of them (Kitchen Compy) fold us –"The 'curious fiddle' may well be a pochette - a small violin designed for easy transport. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month agoTomorrow evening, Fri 21st May, is the Play-along session for our May Workshop weekend. Lots of fantastic tunes, played steadily, and notation with chords and harmonies are provided! All instruments welcome!Fiddle workshops take place on Saturday and all the details and booking info can be found on the website.www.stewarthardy.co.uk/may-workshops-2021/ ... See MoreSee Less
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