May
12
Fri
Stewart & Frank in Dumfries @ The Swallow Theatre
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank in Dumfries @ The Swallow Theatre

Stewart and Frank will perform in this lovely venue in Dumfries and Galloway featuring lots of new material from their forthcoming release.

May
13
Sat
Stewart & Frank in Horsley @ The Hearth
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank in Horsley @ The Hearth

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).

May
16
Tue
Cambridge Workshop – Cancelled
May 16 @ 2:00 pm
Cambridge Workshop - Cancelled

Cancelled

We are very sorry, but this workshop has been cancelled.

We hope that you are able to attend the concert in the evening and look forward to seeing you there.

 

Cancelled

This mixed instrument workshop will take a tune and then explore arrangements and approaches to performance. This will involve looking at how each instrument can contribute to create different effects and textures. Participants will learn the tune (e.g. flat picking on guitar), and look at stylistic considerations to bring the tune to life, then enhance it by exploring alternative chord progressions, chord voicings and rhythmic approaches to create a convincing narrative. Stewart and Frank are both very experienced teachers on their own instruments and are highly regarded as workshop leaders for mixed instruments. Stewart and Frank will play fiddle and guitar, but all instruments are welcome.

Please email music@stewarthardy.co.uk with your name and instrument.

There is also a concert in the evening. Details of the event can be found here.

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 / office@cb2bistro.com)

Stewart & Frank in Cambridge @ CB2 Bistro
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank in Cambridge @ CB2 Bistro

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 / office@cb2bistro.com)

May
19
Fri
Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel

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.

May
20
Sat
Stewart & Frank in Felton @ Gallery 45
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank in Felton @ Gallery 45

Stewart and Frank are delighted to be finishing their May 2017 Tour at Gallery 45 in Felton. This wonderful gallery and arts centre was the location for their recent video shoot and with the venue’s fabulous acoustics this promises to be a great concert, featuring lots of new material from the forthcoming release.

May
26
Fri
Mixed Instrument Workshop @ JSArts
May 26 – May 28 all-day
Mixed Instrument Workshop @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Mixed Instruments with Stewart Hardy – Fully Booked

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are here. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

There are on average 6 hours of workshops daily. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Jun
4
Sun
Maddison’s Thread @ Hartlepool Cricket Club
Jun 4 @ 5:45 pm
Maddison's Thread @ Hartlepool Cricket Club

Music returns to Hartlepool Cricket Club in a big way. Local stars, Maddison’s Thread – Singer songwriter Lee Maddison joined by his band that features internationally acclaimed fiddler Stewart Hardy. They create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee’s conscientiously crafted songs. Strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible songs. Rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country. And don’t forget superb bassist Nige Spavin holding things together.

Get there early for a six o’clock pick-off….seats WILL be at a premium.

Jun
9
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

All sheet music and mp3 files of all the tunes covered are provided. Plus recordings of exercises from the course where these are helpful.

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are here. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

There are on average 6 hours of workshops daily. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Jun
25
Sun
Maddison’s Thread in Durham @ Empty Shop HQ
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm