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Join us for our only public performance of the Holly & Ivy Roadshow this year, which will take place in Jarrow on Thursday 13th December at 5pm.
David Oliver, Stewart Hardy and Laura Connolly present a very merry seasonal celebration. Featuring accordion, fiddle, flute, song, dance & not forgetting the jingle stick, buckets, shovels & colanders!
“…the kind of musical event where everyone leaves smiling with a feeling that Christmas is indeed just around the corner.”
Free entrance: tickets from the Big Local Base – Jarrow Hub. Please call 0191 424 1577
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.
Excited that Bottle Bank Band are to be a part of the brilliant Swaledale Festival.
“Infectious jigs, reels and hornpipes brilliantly played by a quartet from the North-East of England – a region which enjoys a centuries old tradition of fiddle playing. The glorious sound of the four fiddles, rich in harmony and captivating arrangements, is underpinned by an instinctive understanding of traditional playing.”
30 Years Collection – Book Launch Concert
Saturday 13th July, 8 pm (doors 7.30 pm)
The Presentation Room, Conference Wing, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH
The 30 Years Collection is a brand new book of original compositions, covering Stewart’s 30 Years as a professional musician. To celebrate, there will be a small, informal concert in Ushaw College, with spots from Stewart with Frank McLaughlin, and guest a appearance from Bottle Bank Band, among others. The new books will be on sale, and do bring your instruments for a small session afterwards. Tickets £5 on the door, but seats must be reserved in advance please.
The book will be available to purchase on the website from Monday 15th July. You’ll be able to pay online and choose to have the book posted to you, or select Event Collection to pick up your copy at no extra cost from Stewart at an event or workshop. Cash is also acceptable in person!
Bottle Bank Band is heading up to Alnwick on Sunday, 11th August to join in the festivities at the Alnwick Music Festival. We are particularly thrilled to be sharing the billing with two of our favourite musicians, Alistair Anderson and Dan Walsh. It’s a cracking line up for the whole weekend, so do check out their website and come along.
Holly & Ivy Roadshow
Friday 13th December
Jarrow Hall, Church Bank, Jarrow, South Tyneside, NE32 3DY
5.30 pm (until approx 6.30 pm)
Join David Oliver, Laura Connolly and Stewart Hardy for this lively, informal and participatory celebration of songs, stories, dances and customs associated with Midwinter, Christmas and the New Year.
Holly & Ivy Roadshow at the Festive Gathering 2019
Christmas concert with a folk twist.
This year special guests Holly & Ivy will bring their festive magic from the North East of England. Performers Stewart Hardy, David Oliver and Laura Connolly will join Cecil Sharp House Choir on a lively and exciting journey through the midwinter customs and traditions of Britain. Join us for our annual yuletide celebration crammed with song, dance, music and good cheer.
Bottle Bank Band is delighted to be heading to The Hearth in Horsley, where the acoustics of the church are absolutely wonderful.
Tickets £12.50 / £7.50 (under 19s) from website.
The Hearth Cafe will be open for evening meals from 5.30pm, please book on 01661 853 563
Four exceptional musicians collaborate to create a new, exciting take on traditional fiddle music.
Bottle Bank Band brings together the fiddling talents of Sophy Ball, Chloe Jones, David Jones and Stewart Hardy. The glorious sound of these four fiddles, rich in harmony and captivating arrangements, is underpinned by an instinctive understanding of traditional playing, which gives voice and space to the musicality and talent of the individual players.
Their repertoire is firmly rooted in, but not limited to, the North East of England and its centuries’ old tradition of fiddle playing. Individually the members of Bottle Bank Band have all established reputations as outstanding musicians, and by coming together in this combination they have created a new, exciting musical landscape.
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