Mar
31
Sun
Jimmy’s Fiddle / Coalville @ Century Theatre
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Jimmy's Fiddle / Coalville @ Century Theatre

“Jimmy’s Fiddle” heads to the Midlands, to the Century Theatre in Coalville (start time to be confirmed)

Join us for a night of music, dance, songs and humour as we delve in to a story of Georgian/Victorian Tyneside through the eyes of James Hill, “The Geordie Paganini”.

James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian period. He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and informed by the places and characters he came to know.

This story is a reflective account of his life, told through ‘Jimmy’s ghost’ and set in and around The Hawk public house, which was owned by his future father-in-law. The narrative unfolds to a back-drop of James Hill’s own compositions, clog dancing and songs from the time, incorporating some newly commissioned pieces.

Featuring two top virtuoso fiddle players Tom McConville (BBC Musician of the Year) and Stewart Hardy, this show provides fantastic entertainment for all the family. Tom and Stewart will be joined by two of the North East’s finest singers Alan Fitzsimmons and Jim Mageean and clog dancing champion Natalie Reid.

Apr
10
Wed
Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm
Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC

Bottle Bank Band return to perform a Wednesday Lunchtime concert at St George’s URC in Morpeth. These events are very well attended and a pleasure to perform at.

Doors open at 12 noon with tea, coffee & biscuits available and tickets are just £3 on the door.

May
23
Thu
Stewart & Frank / Kirkcaldy @ Kirkcaldy Folk Club
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
May
24
Fri
Stewart & Frank / Wall, Northumberland @ St George's Church
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
May
26
Sun
Stewart & Frank / Workshop in South London @ Private Workshop
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stewart & Frank / Workshop in South London @ Private Workshop
Stewart and Frank will be holding a full day’s Mixed Instrument workshop in Tulse Hill on Sunday 26th May.
Stewart & Frank are both experienced and popular workshop leaders. Individually they teach regularly in their local communities – Frank on guitar at the Scots Music Group in Edinburgh, and Stewart with the North East Fiddle School in Newcastle, the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance in Gateshead, and across the UK with JSArts Fiddle and Mixed Instruments workshops. Together they combine their skills on their respective instruments, and enhance this with their experience of arranging material for performance, covering accompanying techniques, harmonies and overall narrative of the piece. Their relaxed and engaging approach is always encouraging, and focuses on what each participant needs out of a particular workshop.
Please get in touch if you are interested in receiving more details and an invitation to the workshop. All instruments are welcome, including those ‘less common’ in the folk music world who play in different keys.
May
27
Mon
Stewart & Frank / Margate @ Rosslyn Court
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank / Margate @ Rosslyn Court

Private performance: advanced bookings only – please contact Morag.

Stewart and Frank will be offering workshops during the day at the same venue. Please get in touch for details and to book your space.

Please try not to park directly around the house unless disabled as parking is limited – you can come by bus (8 or 33 or Loop) or park on the sea front or in the Harold Road car park.

Rosslyn Court is an accessible venue.

May
28
Tue
Stewart & Frank / Uckfield @ Private House Concert
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank / Uckfield @ Private House Concert

Private House Concert: 8.00 pm

Please get in touch by email for details of how to receive your invitation to the concert.

There will also be an afternoon fiddle workshop with Stewart at the same venue. Please contact Fi for details.

May
30
Thu
Stewart & Frank / The Swallow Theatre @ The Swallow Theatre
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
May
31
Fri
Stewart & Frank / Edinburgh @ Private House Concert
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank / Edinburgh @ Private House Concert

Private House Concert: 8.00 pm (doors at 7.30 pm)
Donations are accepted on the night. Bring your own drink.
Please get in touch for details of how to be invited to the concert (music@stewarthardy.co.uk)

Jun
1
Sat
Stewart & Frank / Guisborough @ The Church of St Nicholas
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm