Dec
17
Sun
Holly & Ivy in Hexham @ Core Music
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Holly & Ivy in Hexham @ Core Music

Following last year’s very enjoyable visit, the Holly & Ivy Roadshow will be returning to Core Music for an early evening concert at Sunday 17th December at 6 pm.

Join David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, Laura Connolly and Grace Smith for a very merry seasonal celebration. Featuring accordion, fiddles, flute, song, dance & not forgetting the jingle stick, buckets, shovels & colanders!

“…the kind of musical event where everyone leaves smiling with a feeling that Christmas is indeed just around the corner.”

Donations at the door: pre-booking recommended. Suggested donation £10, less for concessions. All donations voluntary.

To reserve a place phone Core Music (01434 601993)

Dec
20
Wed
Holly & Ivy in Barnard Castle @ The Witham
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
Holly & Ivy in Barnard Castle @ The Witham

The Holly and Ivy roadshow is a concert presenting songs, stories, dances and customs associated with midwinter, Christmas and the New Year. It’s lively, informal, participatory and highly professional. With a special contribution from Teesdale’s Cream Tees.

Jan
10
Wed
Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC Church
Jan 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC Church

Lunchtime Concert with Bottle Bank Band

12:30pm St George URC. Bridge St

Tickets £3.00 at the door.  Doors open at Noon with tea, coffee & biscuits available.

NEFS Opening Evening @ Westfield School
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
NEFS Opening Evening @ Westfield School

Opening Evening

Five week course (10th Jan – 7th Feb 2018)
Class 1:  18:30 – 19:45
Class 2:  20:00 – 21:15
Both classes will be available at two ability levels.

Booking information available via the North East Fiddle School website – use the Contact Page to send your details.

Feb
7
Wed
Frank & Stewart @ Edinburgh Folk Club
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Frank & Stewart @ Edinburgh Folk Club

Frank and Stewart will be heading to the wonderful Edinburgh Folk Club.

Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship which, thoughout their 20+ year collaboration, has delighted listeners with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland while incorporating sensibilities from the worlds of classical, blues, klezmer and jazz.

Stewart and Frank met at a festival of Scottish music in Northern Bavaria. From the start it was clear that they held common musical values and shared many musical influences. Initially contributing to each others projects, the fun they had working together led them to establish a formal collaboration.

Together they compose, produce and perform music of tremendous variety. As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle and guitar. With their long-term collaboration, they have achieved a deep and instinctive understanding of each other’s musical interpretations.

The unique and versatile approach Stewart and Frank bring to their music, combined with their ability to draw on a wide variety of styles, produces an uplifting and joyous performance.

Apr
1
Sun
Lee Maddison @ The Ship Inn
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lee Maddison @ The Ship Inn

Rescheduled date.

I will be joining Lee Maddison for another lovely evening of Lee’s songs at this relaxed and informal venue. The Ship Inn is one of our favourite venues in which to perform and we are delighted to have been asked back. Join us from 4 pm in the beautiful surroundings of the Northumberland coastline.

 

Apr
3
Tue
Stewart & Frank / Glasgow @ Star Folk Club
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank / Glasgow @ Star Folk Club

We will be launching our new album, “The Gift” in April 2018. First off we will be heading up to Glasgow’s Star Folk Club on Tuesday 3rd to present the material north of the border.

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.

Apr
4
Wed
Stewart & Frank: Album Launch / Newcastle @ Gosforth Civic Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank: Album Launch / Newcastle @ Gosforth Civic Theatre

This will be our exciting Album Launch concert for “The Gift”.

Doors 7.30, start time 8 pm.

Pre-order the CD now (with free collection at the concert – select from the delivery options) to receive a special thank-you gift!

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.

Apr
6
Fri
Stewart & Frank / Steendam @ Peter en Leni
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Steendam @ Peter en Leni

April 2018 sees us head across the North Sea for a series of gigs in the Netherlands and Germany. We will be performing tracks from our new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites where time allows. Please contact the venues directly for details and tickets.

Apr
7
Sat
Stewart & Frank / Ekehaar @ de Theaterboerderij
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank / Ekehaar @ de Theaterboerderij

April 2018 sees us head across the North Sea for a series of gigs in the Netherlands and Germany. We will be performing tracks from our new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites where time allows. Please contact the venues directly for details and tickets.