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“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.
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.
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.