Bottle Bank Band in Wark @ Wark Town Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm
Maddison’s Thread in Middlesborough @ Folkllines
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
Maddison’s Thread in Rothbury @ Rothbury Roots
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
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: & we’ll send full details.

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