30 Years Collection Advanced Advanced Fiddle Technique Advanced Style & Repertoire (Mixed Instruments) Andy Craig Arrangement Techniques (Mixed Instruments) Bill Elliott Bottle Bank Band Bryan Jackson Competent Beginner Fiddle Day Fiddle Technique Fiddling Three Frank McLaughlin Geordie Night George Welch Halsway Manor Harmony Holly & Ivy Intermediate James Hill Jimmy's Fiddle JSArts Laura Connolly Maddison's Thread May Tour 2017 Mick West Trio Mixed Instruments Morpeth Community Strings Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering North East Fiddle School Northumbrian Ranters Repertoire & Music Skills (Mixed Instruments) TFA Wisewood Folk Woolsington Strings
Private performance: advanced bookings only – please contact Morag.
Stewart and Frank will be offering workshops during the day at the same venue. Please get in touch for details and to book your space.
Please try not to park directly around the house unless disabled as parking is limited – you can come by bus (8 or 33 or Loop) or park on the sea front or in the Harold Road car park.
Rosslyn Court is an accessible venue.
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!
2 days agoJust one week to go until our May Workshops! Next Friday evening will be the Play-along session with lots of luscious harmony lines. Then on the Saturday there will be the chance to learn two great tunes; the beautifully lyrical tune, Marino Casino, by John Sheahan, and a terrific, punchy rant from the legenday Northumbrian piper, Chris Ormston, called Saint Cuthbert Crossing the Rhine.If you've been wondering about signing up to the fiddle workshops, but weren't sure about how Stewart goes about teaching a tune, you might want to check out this video tutorial on the English jig, Summer Dance, recorded last July. Stewart introduces different types of bowing patterns to try, and breaks down the tune, teaching it phrase by phrase, before adding ornamentation and lazy bows to the whole tune. Enjoy!youtu.be/dQEAhat-PlY ... See MoreSee LessStewart Hardy Music updated their cover photo.
7 days agoWe have been enjoying these weekend workshops on Zoom tremendously, and whilst we still can't run workshops in person they are a great way to continue playing and learning.Friday's evening play-along session is open to all instruments, and the notation (with harmony and chord suggestions) and audio files of the tunes will be provided in advance. 🎻🎹🎸🎷🎺🪕 (yes, transposing instruments and other clefs are welcome and will be catered for! Please get in touch early to request details)🎻 The two fiddle workshops on Sat 22nd May will each teach a tune, phrase by phrase with all the tips and techniques required to bring the tune off the page - once you know the trick to playing any awkward passages you’ll wonder what the problem ever was! The morning workshop will look at John Sheahan’s beautifully lyrical tune, Marino Casino, and in the afternoon we will explore a terrific Northumbrian rant by legendary piper Chris Ormston, Saint Cuthbert Crossing the Rhine.Notation and audio files are provided in advance and recordings of the Zoom calls will be available afterwards for participants to replay on demand. 🎧💻Full details and links for booking are here:www.stewarthardy.co.uk/may-workshops-2021/Play-along Session in Harmony: Fri 21st May, 7.00 - 9.00 pmFiddle Workshop 1: Sat 22nd May, 10.00 am - 12 noonFiddle Workshop 2: Sat 22nd May, 2.00 - 4.00 pmWorkshops are £20 each, 2 workshops for £35, or 3 for £50 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks agoTwo years ago today our ensemble Woolsington Strings played at the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering. Here's a snippet of one of the tunes, Majas Brudvals - a Swedish bridal march by Fredrik Lindh.It will be so lovely when we are allowed to get together and play some glorious fiddle harmonies once again! ... See MoreSee Less
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