May
27
Sun
Maddison’s Thread @ Chilli Cake
May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Maddison's Thread @ Chilli Cake

Sun 27th May: Maddison’s Thread @ Chilli Cake, Hartlepool

Jun
8
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Jun 8 – Jun 10 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 and included in the price. 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 there. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. 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
28
Thu
Stewart & Frank @ Folkest 2018 @ Folkest
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Stewart & Frank @ Folkest 2018 @ Folkest

We are excited to be heading to Udine in the north-east corner of Italy for Folkest 2018. We have three concerts, two of which are double headers with Ashcroft – two very talented young men, who just also happen to be Frank’s sons. They certainly push us to up our game whilst pushing us down the billing, as can be seen from the poster (not bitter and ego not fragile!) But it has been a delight to work on material for the four of us.

Check out the details on their website: http://www.folkest.com/en/

Jul
7
Sat
Stewart & Frank / Gateshead @ St Mary's Heritage Centre
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Gateshead @ St Mary's Heritage Centre

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available on the door, in advance online from the shop, from Stewart, or reserve by email or phone.

 

Jul
8
Sun
Stewart & Frank / Thropton @ Coquetdale Music Trust
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Thropton @ Coquetdale Music Trust

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available on the door, in advance online from the shop, from Stewart, or reserve by email or phone.

 

Jul
9
Mon
Stewart & Frank / Barnard Castle @ St Mary's Church, Wycliffe
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Barnard Castle @ St Mary's Church, Wycliffe

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available on the door, in advance online from the website, or from local contact Neil Diment (01833 638263). Discounts are available for members of local youth folk band Cream Tees (£5) and their adults (£8).

 

Jul
11
Wed
Stewart & Frank / Leeds @ Chapel FM Arts Centre
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Leeds @ Chapel FM Arts Centre

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available on the door, in advance online from Eventbrite (plus booking fee) or reserve or pay by credit card on 0113 2255 944.

Some Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for U18s and local residents (LS9, 14, 15). Reserve your ticket and pay on the door.

There is an opportunity for Stewart to offer a adult workshop on Fiddle Technique from 2.30 – 3.45 pm on that afternoon (Weds 12th July). This would be free for concert ticket holders, or £10 (or the Pay-as-you-can price if eligible). Please get in touch to show your interest – must be booked in advance.

There may also be a mixed instrument Youth workshop (4.15 – 5.30 pm) for intermediate/advanced players based on repertoire, led by Stewart & Frank. Please complete the interest form on Chapel FM’s website.

 

Jul
12
Thu
Stewart & Frank / Guisborough @ St. Nicholas Church
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Guisborough @ St. Nicholas Church

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available on the door, in advance online from the shop, in person from The Guisborough Bookshop, or reserve by email or phone.

 

Jul
13
Fri
Stewart & Frank / Roslin @ Rosslyn Chapel
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Roslin @ Rosslyn Chapel

Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds

July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visiting some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The Gift, as well as some old favourites.

Tickets are available now from the Rosslyn Chapel website.

Doors open at 7pm, to avoid disappointment please don’t arrive early.