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September 2017

Iain Joseph Macdonald- West Highland wild Ceilidh

Iain Joseph MacDonald is one of the busiest musicians in the highlands. He is originally from Roy Bridge and now based in Beauly, Iain provides a great Highland ceilidh band sound to dance to and sings covers of some of the best artists both in the highlands and wider a field. Expect a great dance and some lovely singing. Bring your own drinks and friends.

Bottle Bank Band

Bottle Bank Band brings together the talents of four Tyneside fiddlers: Sophy Ball, Chloe Jones, David Jones and Stewart Hardy. The band takes its name from the one-time residence of Tyneside’s most famous fiddling son, James Hill. Their repertoire is firmly rooted in but by no means limited to the North East of England – a region which enjoys a centuries old tradition of fiddle playing. Individually the members of Bottle Bank Band have all established reputations as outstanding musicians.…

October 2017

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October
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Methera

Methera: Contemporary traditional music from a ground-breaking quartet “Seriously stylish playing that’s putting the sparkle back into the tradition” – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction “Mesmerising performances” – Anthony Sargent CBE, founding Director of Sage Gateshead Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted…

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October
7:30 pm
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Manus McGuire and Emily Flack. 

Manus McGuire and Emily Flack. (Recital of Sligo fiddle music & song/ dance from Ireland and Canada) Manus McGuire from Sligo in the north west of Ireland comes from a strong musical family and from a region that is rich in the Irish fiddle music tradition having exported the likes of Michael Coleman and James Morrison to America in the early 1900’s. He won various awards for fiddle music at national level before foraging a burgeoning international career performing with…

December 2017

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December
6:30 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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JAMES TAIT (Somethin’ in the Watta’) CD LAUNCH

Somethin’ in the Watta’ Featuring Julie Chapelhow, Roddy Matthews, Paul Capaldi & Thropton Village First School children Dialect Poetry & Music Tickets £7 available from Tullys, Rothbury or call 07582475489

June 2018

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June
7:30 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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‘Daniel & Emma Reid’

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid • soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid • fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals “It doesn’t matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.” – Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both…

July 2018

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July
7:30 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin

Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” Fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and superb Scottish guitarist Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship, holding listeners spellbound with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland. As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle and guitar. Their long-term collaboration has led to a deep and instinctive understanding of each other’s musical interpretations resulting…

September 2018

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September
7:30 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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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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January
8:00 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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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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March
7:30 pm
@ Coquetdale Music Centre
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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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