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September 2018

Blues, Folk & Americana Concert to benefit the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Blues, Folk & Americana Concert to benefit the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team 15th September 2018 7:30pm Eight of Northumberland’s finest musicians present an evening of Blues, Folk & Americana music all for the benefit of the NNP Mountain Rescue Team. The evening features Andrew Lobb, a gifted singer-songwriter whose songs celebrate Northumberland; Karl Robins and Amanda Martin, a duo from the Scottish borders with a mix of contemporary and traditional songs; Tom O’Donnell, whose Americana and alt country…

January 2019

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Gerry O’Connor with Martin Matthews ” Last Nights Joy” CD launch at 8pm

Gerry O’Connor has long been marked out as one of the great fddle players of his generation. A winner of numerous All Ireland and Fiddler of Oriel titles, he has been rightly noted for his rich, fluid, lyrical fiddle playing. He formed Lá Lúgh (Sony Music) and Skylark, recording four CDs on the Claddagh label, and has toured and recorded with members of Planxty, Bothy Band, De Danann, Boys of the Lough and The Chieftains.Winner of Album the Year in 1996 (Irish…

March 2019

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Luke Daniels

The composer, songwriter, guitarist and virtuoso melodeon player will be performing in ……….location ……….with renditions of Bach, traditional jigs and reels, folk songs and his signature c1880 polyphon machine. A restored Victorian music machine that provides his unique accompaniments to tunes like The Cumberland Reel and or classic folk songs such as Canadee IO. Originally from Oxfordshire, though now Glasgow-based this folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist was featured in fRoots magazine’s pick of 2018 whilst his acoustic songs were described…

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CLAUDE BOURBON -Medieval & Spanish blues Guitar & Songs

Medieval & Spanish blues Guitar & Songs Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of…

April 2019

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SALT HOUSE

A gentle, lulling delight.” – The Guardian Salt House is Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their album Undersong has been praised by folk bible fRoots for bringing “startling freshness” to the British song tradition. Songs are central to Salt House. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the tunes they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds. Singer, guitarist and harmonium player Jenny has a PHD in…

May 2019

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Birkett & Fisk play Venuti & Lang

Emma Fisk – Violin James Birkett – Guitar The names of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli are familiar to many as pioneers of all-string jazz. Less universally known are the names Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, the Italian-American duo who played hot violin and guitar jazz in the 1920s and 30s. Joe Venuti has been referred to as ‘the father of jazz violin’, while his musical partner Eddie Lang is widely regarded as the first jazz guitar virtuoso. Bringing together…

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Swedish Grammy nominated Lena Jonsson trio

Lena Jonsson’s ability to balance a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities, sparkling joy of life and a charisma of a rock-star have made her one Sweden’s most visionary musicians. She has created a unique style inspired by traditional Swedish music as well as rock, pop and american old-time and bluegrass traditions. Together with guitarist Erik Ronström and bassist Krydda Sundström they create a virtuosic yet playful trio. Their album ”Places” was nominated for a…

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

“I surrender unconditionally to these master musicians. The worn concept of “tradition and innovation” have rarely been used as smart as this” – LIRA The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009. Comprising Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions, they…

June 2019

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Sam Slatcher & Harri Endersby Concert

Sam Slatcher is a folk singer-songwriter living in Durham, North East England. His honest and reflective songwriting, delivered with a calming and delicate voice, captures the warmth of humanity and a longing for peace and justice. Harri Endersby: From acoustic to electronic, Harri Endersby blurs the lines of the folk genre, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional music, as well as the rugged landscape of County Durham, the place that she calls home. “Harri and Sam are both some…

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Rod Clements & Friends: Concert For the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Rod Clements & Friends: Concert For the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team 15th June 2019, 7:00-10:00 PM The evening features Tom O’Donnell, an American from Rothbury whose poignant Americana ballads and artistry have charmed audiences throughout the North; Andrew Lobb, a gifted singer-songwriter whose songs celebrate Northumberland and its people; and Rothbury’s very own Rod Clements of Lindisfarne. All proceeds go to support the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team; all artists are contributing their performances Tickets: £10 Available…

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