Andy Craig Bill Elliott Bottle Bank Band Bryan Jackson Fiddle Day Frank McLaughlin Geordie Night George Welch Halsway Manor Holly & Ivy JSArts Maddison's Thread May Tour 2017 Mick West Trio Morpeth Community Strings Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering North East Fiddle School TFA Wisewood Folk Woolsington Strings
A lovely intimate House Concert at a friend’s house in the south west of corner of Gateshead, where we will be playing more new material from our upcoming album.
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In the Community Centre in Seaton Sluice there will be another of the extremely popular “Geordie Nights” featuring such lumineries of the North East folk scene as Benny Graham, Jim Mageean, Stu Luckley, Barry and Ingrid Temple with more possibilities yet to be confirmed. Lurking somewhere in the shadows will be somebody resembling myself doing their best to hide their Midland origins by speaking very little! To date these have sold out fairly quickly so please do reserve your tickets (£10) sooner rather than later (0191 237 1136 / 0191 237 5163).
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
Northumbrian and Traditional Music presented by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance.
7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Tickets £5 from TFA members, on the door or email email@example.com
For this concert the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will perform music from their ever expanding repertoire. The programme will feature a feast of traditional music blended with beautiful harmonies and accompaniments. In the concert this year we are delighted to be joined once again by Woolsington Strings, a smaller ensemble whose members are familiar faces from the region’s community music groups. There will also be solo and duet performances from some of our leaders and members. The Fiddle Alliance has enjoyed supporting the local music festivals this year, and have again been winning awards in Morpeth and Rothbury, and this is their final performance of the year – where better than the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s, Gateshead.
Maddison’s Thread will be playing at Hartlepool’s Wintertide Festival this year, featuring the full 10 piece line-up that rocked the album launch in January. As well as Lee’s stunning vocals, I will be joining regulars Nige (bass) & Darren (drums), alongside Paul (guitars), Kieran (flute) and Suzy (backing vocals). I am absolutely delighted that the string quartet will be getting together once again, with Emma, Jill & Fiona bringing their glorious sounds to the string arrangements. Such a treat!
This will be a landmark performance as it is not often we can get a full line-up of such splendid musicians together! And all to support the wonderful tunes and lyrics that make up Lee’s enthralling songs. The event will be candlelit creating a very special atmosphere, with limited ticket allocation, so book your tickets now.
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.”
Please join the Facebook Group to receive booking information for the concert. Suggested minimum donation £10 per head.
Places are limited (first come first served!), must be pre-booked & will not be available on the door.
Contributions to shared buffet table welcome
Join Bryan Jackson, Alan Edwards and Stewart Hardy to share an evening of music from light classics to folk, with maybe a few Christmas Carols, all arranged for three fiddles. Tickets are £10 on the door supporting the Alnwick Rotary Club charities.