Mar
9
Thu
George Welch & Stewart Hardy in Darlington @ Darlington Folk Club
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
21
Fri
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering @ Morpeth
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering @ Morpeth

The Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering is celebrating its big 50th Anniversary this year and there is lots planned. On the Friday night there will be the Golden Gala Concert in the Methodist Church, in which I will be playing with Bottle Band Band, Tyneside Fiddle Alliance and leading the Morpeth Community Strings group in their debut performance. On the Saturday there will be the usual competitions, and I will be supporting family and friends in the fiddle classes, and might even be persuaded to enter the instrumental duos! The Tyneside Fiddle Alliance plan to defend their title in the Concert Band category and there will be many other great things going on. Do come along and support this wonderful celebration of Northumbrian traditional music, song and dance.

“An exciting three-day annual festival of street entertainment, indoor events, music, dance, craft, dialect, heritage and traditional fun – held the weekend after Easter in the medieval market town of Morpeth, 14 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The festival is a true gathering of people who come together to enjoy the traditional culture of Northumberland and the wider NE region. It features concerts, dance, crafts, battle re-enactments, dialect, stories, drama, workshops, sessions, singarounds, competitions, stalls, bellringing, orienteering, tours, walks, talks and street performances which include a young people’s pageant as part of the Saturday morning Border Cavalcade.”

Feb
20
Wed
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Cramlington @ Cramlington Folk Club
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Cramlington @ Cramlington Folk Club

George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington (on Weds 20th Feb) and in Stockton (on Mon 25th Feb) and I am delighted to be joining him – come along and join in the fun!

Feb
25
Mon
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Stockton @ Stockton Folk Club
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Stockton @ Stockton Folk Club

George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington (on Weds 20th Feb) and in Stockton (on Mon 25th Feb) and I am delighted to be joining him – come along and join in the fun!

Sep
15
Sun
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / South Shields @ South Shields Folk Club
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / South Shields @ South Shields Folk Club

George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing at South Shields Folk Club and I am delighted to be joining him – come along and join in the fun!

Nov
2
Sat
Geordie Music Night 2019 @ Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Geordie Music Night 2019 @ Seaton Sluice Community Centre

Geordie Music Night 2019
Saturday 2nd November
Seaton Sluice Community Centre NE26 4QX
7.30 pm (Doors 7.00 pm)
Featuring Jim Mageean, Stu Luckley, Stewart Hardy, George Welch, Barry & Ingrid Temple and Laura Connolly

£10 Adults. Please book tickets in advance.

Tickets available online via the shop
Tickets are also available to reserve by phone on 0191 298 0323  or  0191 237 1136.

Funds raised will support restoration of the Village Bell.

Jan
6
Mon
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Blyth @ Royal Northumberland Yacht Club Music Night
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Blyth @ Royal Northumberland Yacht Club Music Night

George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice – the quintessential folk club entertainer! I am delighted to be joining him again, this time on board a floating Lightship! Join us at the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club Music Night in the South Harbour, Blyth.

Feb
1
Sat
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Washington @ Davy Lamp Folk Club
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Washington @ Davy Lamp Folk Club

George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice – the quintessential folk club entertainer! I am delighted to be joining him again as we return to the fantastic Davy Lamp Folk Club at Washington Arts Centre. See you there!

Feb
19
Wed
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Cramlington @ Cramlington Folk Club
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
George Welch & Stewart Hardy / Cramlington @ Cramlington Folk Club

George and I will be returning to the fabulous Cramlington Folk Club again this year, on Weds 19th Feb. Join us for some more of George’s moving songs and hilarious stories. I’ll be doing my best to keep up!

 

 

Once you have heard George perform his songs, accompanied by his guitar playing with Stewart’s fiddle, there is no doubt that the success of this highly entertaining duo is built on solid musical foundations

Jun
12
Fri
Cancelled: Repertoire & Music Skills (Mixed Instruments) @ Parcevall Hall
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm
Cancelled: Repertoire & Music Skills (Mixed Instruments) @ Parcevall Hall | Grantham | United Kingdom

Repertoire & Music Skills (Mixed Instruments)

12th – 14th June 2020
Parcevall Hall, Appletreewick, Skipton, N. Yorks BD23 6DG
5.00 pm start and finish time.

Join Stewart in the beautiful surroundings of Parcevall Hall in North Yorkshire for a weekend workshop learning new repertoire and improving music skills. Courses are open to players of any instrument (including transposing instruments) and are aimed at a broad range of abilities from intermediate to advanced. This workshop will focus on “How to Learn by Ear” with tips and techniques for improving this invaluable music skill – whether for use in future workshops, learning tunes from recordings or for picking up tunes more easily in your local sessions. Repertoire will be carefully chosen to facilitate the teaching of this skill, whilst adding interesting and exciting tunes to your repertoire.

The workshop will typically take between 8 and 12 people from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. The residential weekend fee of £335 covers all food, tuition, daytime refreshments and two nights single occupancy accommodation, some of which is en suite (for medical reasons, then first come first served). The non-residential rate is £250 and includes everything except bed & breakfast. Sheet music and mp3 files of the tunes covered are sent out in advance, and recordings of arrangements created during the course are sent on to you afterwards.

For further information or to book your place on this course, please email Ali (jsarts@stewarthardy.co.uk)