Jun
23
Thu
Tyneside Fiddle Alliance Concert @ St George's Church
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tyneside Fiddle Alliance Concert @ St George's Church | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

The summer concert of the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will be held in St George’s Church, Jesmond on Thurs 23rd June, and already the group are rehearsing their favourite sets. Windy Gyle Band have been invited to be the special guests for the evening and there will no doubt be some exciting extra numbers from TFA members. Tickets for this are now available from TFA members, or email fiddle.alliance@gmail.com.

Jul
16
Sat
Rothbury Traditional Music Festival @ Jubilee Hall
Jul 16 all-day
Nov
19
Sat
TFA – Allendale Choir Showcase @ Allendale Village Hall
Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm
TFA - Allendale Choir Showcase @ Allendale Village Hall

Tyneside Fiddle Alliance have been again invited to be Special Guests at the Allendale Community Choirs’ Showcase. This is the final concert at then end of a workshop day for local Community Choirs and in past years has been an exciting event to be a part of.

Nov
24
Thu
TFA Annual Concert @ St Mary's Heritage Centre
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
TFA Annual Concert @ 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 led by tutors from the wonderful Bottle Bank Band, 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 will be joined by Woolsington Strings, a smaller ensemble whose members are familiar faces from the region’s community music groups and who will be giving their debut performance. This year the Fiddle Alliance has been winning awards at Northumbrian music festivals in Morpeth and Rothbury, and this is your chance to hear them in their spiritual home.

Apr
21
Fri
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering @ Morpeth
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering @ Morpeth

The Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering is celebrating its big 50th Anniversary this year and there is lots planned. On the Friday night there will be the Golden Gala Concert in the Methodist Church, in which I will be playing with Bottle Band Band, Tyneside Fiddle Alliance and leading the Morpeth Community Strings group in their debut performance. On the Saturday there will be the usual competitions, and I will be supporting family and friends in the fiddle classes, and might even be persuaded to enter the instrumental duos! The Tyneside Fiddle Alliance plan to defend their title in the Concert Band category and there will be many other great things going on. Do come along and support this wonderful celebration of Northumbrian traditional music, song and dance.

“An exciting three-day annual festival of street entertainment, indoor events, music, dance, craft, dialect, heritage and traditional fun – held the weekend after Easter in the medieval market town of Morpeth, 14 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The festival is a true gathering of people who come together to enjoy the traditional culture of Northumberland and the wider NE region. It features concerts, dance, crafts, battle re-enactments, dialect, stories, drama, workshops, sessions, singarounds, competitions, stalls, bellringing, orienteering, tours, walks, talks and street performances which include a young people’s pageant as part of the Saturday morning Border Cavalcade.”

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.

Sep
20
Thu
TFA at Tynedale Accordion & Fiddle Club @ Hexham Auction Mart
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
TFA at Tynedale Accordion & Fiddle Club @ Hexham Auction Mart

Tyneside Fiddle Alliance are delighted to have been asked to perform a support spot at the Tynedale Accordion & Fiddle Club. We’ll be on in the first half, before the main act which is the Addie Harper Band from Wick.

You can read more details about the club on their website:
http://www.boxandfiddle.com/tynedale.html or on their Facebook page.

Nov
9
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop – Fully Booked @ JSArts
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop - Fully Booked @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy
Fully Booked

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.

Nov
22
Thu
TFA Annual Concert @ St Mary's Heritage Centre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

TFA Annual Concert

181122_TFAAnnualConcert_A5Hear music rooted in the Northumbrian tradition in this acoustically beautiful setting. The programme by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will include a variety of traditional music. We are delighted to be welcoming Special Guests Chris Meredith, Shona Mooney and Jim Boyle from FiddleTutor. Three fantastic musicians and teachers who are sure to inspire. There will also be spots from our very own talented members – including Northumbrian Pipers, and a fiddle duet. Join us for a fabulous evening of traditional music.

Tickets £5.
Doors open 6.45 pm