Maddison’s Thread in Hartlepool @ The Causeway
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
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.

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.

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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Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC Church
Jan 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Bottle Bank Band in Morpeth @ St George's URC Church

Lunchtime Concert with Bottle Bank Band

12:30pm St George URC. Bridge St

Tickets £3.00 at the door.  Doors open at Noon with tea, coffee & biscuits available.

Lee Maddison @ The Ship Inn
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lee Maddison @ The Ship Inn

Rescheduled date.

I will be joining Lee Maddison for another lovely evening of Lee’s songs at this relaxed and informal venue. The Ship Inn is one of our favourite venues in which to perform and we are delighted to have been asked back. Join us from 4 pm in the beautiful surroundings of the Northumberland coastline.


MT: T-Junction International Poetry Festival @ mima
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
MT: T-Junction International Poetry Festival @ mima

“From Eight till Late”

Lee has been asked to perform some of his songs in support of an evening of poetry at this T-Junction festival event, celebrating the work of eight international poets – a real testament to the quality of his lyrics. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to go along and play fiddle alongside him. It promises to be a truly wonderful and inspiring event – do come and support.

Eight T-junction poets – Lev Rubenstein, Justyna Bargielska, Abdulkareem Kasid, Chawki Abdelamir, Aurélia Lassaque, Gerður Kristný, Eric Motswasele and Bejan Matur – take to the stage at mima for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of poetry from Russia, Poland, Iraq, France, Iceland, Botswana and Turkey. Plus music from Lee Maddison & Stewart Hardy.


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

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

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.

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