Nov
23
Thu
TFA Annual Concert 2017 @ St Mary's Heritage Centre
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
TFA Annual Concert 2017 @ St Mary's Heritage Centre

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 fiddle.alliance@gmail.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.

Nov
24
Fri
Maddison’s Thread at Wintertide 2017 @ Hartlepool Borough Hall
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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.

(and do you like the Wintertide poster? A spectacular piece of art by Amanda at Mandascat – check out her work on Facebook or her website)

 

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Dec
2
Sat
Holly & Ivy Roadshow @ Gin Gan House Concerts
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holly & Ivy Roadshow @ Gin Gan House Concerts

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

Dec
5
Tue
An Evening of Light Music @ St Michael's Church
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening of Light Music @ St Michael's Church

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.

Dec
10
Sun
Fiddle Day – Youth Workshop @ Eve Trew School of Dance
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Fiddle Day - Youth Workshop @ Eve Trew School of Dance

Stewart will be holding a Youth Workshop as part of the Fiddle Day in Low Fell on Sunday 10th December 2017.

The focus will be on tunes and techniques for fiddle players, geared towards young people of around Grade 3 standard or above.

The workshop will be held at the Eve Trew School of Dance in Low Fell, and onsite car parking and good transport links are available.

Fiddle Day – Adult Workshops @ Eve Trew School of Dance
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fiddle Day - Adult Workshops @ Eve Trew School of Dance

Stewart will be holding a Fiddle Day in Low Fell on Sunday 10th December 2017.

The focus will be on tunes and techniques for fiddle players – popular and interesting folk tunes and the techniques required on the fiddle to help these come to life (bowing, groove, ornamentation). This workshop is aimed at intermediate and improving adult learners (not complete beginners). There is a separate Youth Workshop for young people.

The day will be taught from 11.30 am – 3 pm with a 30 min break for lunch at 1 pm. Please bring your lunch, or there is a Co-op and a Subway open on Sundays in Low Fell. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided.

If you are unable to attend for the whole day, it is possible to book for either the morning or afternoon sessions only. The workshop will be designed as a whole day, but either session will stand alone and can be booked separately (Morning 11:30 – 13:00 / Afternoon 13:30 – 15:00).

The workshop will be held at the Eve Trew School of Dance in Low Fell, and onsite car parking and good transport links are available.

Dec
16
Sat
Holly & Ivy Midwinter Warmer @ Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Holly & Ivy Midwinter Warmer @ Seaton Sluice Community Centre

Midwinter Warmer – Holly & Ivy will be performing a concert at 7.30 pm in Seaton Sluice Community Centre, tickets £10. This follows a Day of Song led by David Oliver and Jane Harland. To book tickets for the concert and find out more about the workshops, email Jane Harland.

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.