Fiddle Carols Duet @ Alnwick Playhouse
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

My friend, Bryan Jackson and I get together whenever possible to play through his wonderful arrangements of classical and folk music. I got to know Bryan through the Monkseaton Morris Men for whom he played fiddle and danced for many years. We will be providing music for the RNLI weekly coffee morning, in the form of carols arranged by Bryan for two fiddles. All proceeds will go to the RNLI – come along and get into the festive spirit!

Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel

Mick West, Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy  – Scots song and instrumentals from Scotland and Northumberland on fiddle, guitar and Scottish small pipes. Mick has one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, and in this trio his rich, warm and expressive singing is complimented on guitar and fiddle by the highly creative playing of Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy. The trio has a long standing musical kinship which shines through their arrangements, and makes for a joyous and inspiring performance.

Advanced Style & Repertoire (Mixed Instruments) @ Ushaw College, Durham
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Advanced Style & Repertoire (Mixed Instruments) @ Ushaw College, Durham | Grantham | United Kingdom

Advanced Style & Repertoire (Mixed Instruments)

12th – 14th July 2019.
Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH

Join Stewart in the beautiful surroundings of Ushaw College in Durham, for a weekend of intensive tuition. This workshop will focus on compositions by Stewart himself, with a chance to learn some of his traditional style tunes, their groove and nuances. Advanced Courses are open to proficient players of any instrument (including transposing instruments) who possess good to high technical competence. Participants may have some of the following experience and skills:

  • – playing folk tunes at dance tempo
  • – attending folk music sessions and joining in or leading sets of tunes
  • – playing for dancing and/or in concert bands
  • – teaching music
  • – attending other advanced tutorials/workshops

The workshop will typically take between 8 and 12 people from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. All tuition, resources, accommodation, food and daytime refreshments are included. Sheet music and mp3 files of the tunes covered are sent out in advance, and recordings of exercises from the course are sent on to you afterwards.

Places on Advanced courses are available on application. For further information or to express your interest in this course, please email Ali (