Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2017

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The music festival at Rothbury is a delightful weekend celebrating the traditional music of Northumberland and the Borders. We will be heading there early on Saturday morning to run workshops from 10.30 am until 12 pm, one each on fiddle and guitar; Stewart will be in the Main Hall and Frank will be in the…


Summer 2017

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Well, the summer is nearly here, and the double edition of the newsletter has just been sent out. You can read all the upcoming news here, with details of gigs, workshops and a summer school which is fast approaching! Following a truly fantastic tour with Frank in May, we have recently been working on (and…


May Tour with Frank McLaughlin

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Well, it’s getting closer now, and Frank and I are looking forward to heading off around the country, visiting and performing in some lovely venues. We are delighted to have been invited to play at The Swallow Theatre in Dumfries and Galloway, as it has been many years since we last played in that area….


Recordings and new video

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Frank and I had a great time during the week we spent performing together earlier in October. All three gigs listed in the previous post were fantastic, each unique in atmosphere but equally enjoyable. The two days in the recording studio with Richard Werner were extremely productive with three full tracks laid down. We also managed to squeeze…


Stewart & Frank October Concerts

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I am delighted that this October I shall be spending a week in the company of my good friend Frank McLaughlin. We have a series of concerts planned, and a couple of days with the fabulous Richard Werner at B & B Studios in Edinburgh. Mon 10th October:  Private Concert at the Northumbrian Pipers Course in…


Stewart & Frank at the Fringes!!

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Frank and I will be busy having a good time at two events this summer and would be delighted to share the fun with whoever can make it. We try to play the Wee Folk Club every year as Paddy Bort, who runs this venue during The Fringe, is one of the staunchest advocates of…


Kitchen Concert with Frank McLaughlin

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It’s great to be heading back to Grantham with Frank for a very special Kitchen Concert on Saturday 21st May. We’ve had lots of fun reacquainting ourselves with the old material and rehearsing up some new tunes as well. These events are always a delight to play. Jo and Jimmy Smith are such excellent hosts,…


Echoes of the North

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It has taken a while to put together this day of events celebrating James Hill, but now that it’s just around the corner, this is the time to buy your tickets. Our evening concert promises to be a cracking event exploring the music and shared heritage of Tyneside and Clydeside. There will be a few…