Oct
26
Thu
Maddison’s Thread in Rothbury @ Rothbury Roots
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
27
Fri
Geordie Night @ Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

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).

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Oct
29
Sun
Maddison’s Thread in Hartlepool @ The Causeway
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
18
Sat
Shropshire Workshop Weekend @ Shropshire Discovery Centre
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day
Shropshire Workshop Weekend @ Shropshire Discovery Centre

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: folkfiddleteacher@gmail.com & we’ll send full details.

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.