Thu 20 Oct | Doors 7:30pm | £17.50 / £19 On The Door
Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound The Side stay true to the spirit and essence of Kathryn’s own Northumbrian folk tradition whilst unleashing the talent and creativity of each individual musician.
Evocative slow airs that could break your heart move seamlessly into life-affirming jigs and reels; Amy storms into a clog dance; Kathryn’s dizzying rapid-fire piping contrasts with the richness of the cello and Ruth’s sparkling harp playing melds it all together – a very special evening is in store in the company of Kathryn and The Side.
Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
Louisa Tuck – cello (principal cellist, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Oslo Philharmonic)
Ruth Wall – harp (Goldfrapp, Fitkin)
Amy Thatcher – accordion, clog dancing (The Shee)
“musical exuberance and regional rootedness… music with originality, power and joy.” Songlines
“organic, natural and utterly glorious.” MOJO
“blissfully intuitive… Magnificent.” fRoots
Kathryn Tickell is the world’s foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE.
Amy Thatcher is an accordionist and clog dancer who has worked with Kathryn on various projects including ‘JigHop’ a multi-genre spectacular commissioned for the 2012 Olympics celebrations. Amy is also a member of The Shee and The Monster Ceilidh Band.
Classically trained Scottish harpist Ruth Wall performs as a soloist and in some of the most exciting ensembles and bands (Goldfrapp, Fitkin) as well as working extensively with composers, orchestras, electronic and visual artists.
Louisa Tuck is Section Leader cellist at the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Principal Cello, Oslo Filharmonien. She is a regular guest principal with many UK orchestras including the John Wilson Orchestra and the CBSO. Louisa plays a rare Italian cello dated 1752 by Jacobus Cordanus.
plus support from Jinski
“Folk for modern ears” MAVERICK magazine
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. They have recently played The Sage Gateshead,12 Bar Club London,The Met Theatre in Bury, The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, and The Musician in Leicester with festival appearances including Reading, Beverley, Shrewsbury and Broadstairs. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy, The Poozies,O'Hooley & Tidow,The Grahams,The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne.
They recently recorded the official Northern Ireland football song in support of their Euro '16 tournament.They played this live on BBC 1 “The One Show” in May and were featured on Channel 4 News.
‘Down Here’ on Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution is the second album from JINSKI and delivers memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing, capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.
Guest artists include the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Jez Lowe’s pipes and piano man Andy May and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. It was produced and recorded by Dave Maughan (who has notably worked with Kathryn Williams and Maximo Park)
JINSKI released a 10” vinyl EP called ‘Live Long’ on Record Store Day Saturday April 18th 2015, and is now available as a download.
“It’s a thing of beauty, their warm balladry a true balm for the soul” (The Crack magazine, June 2015)
More information available on the website: www.jinski.com
Venue: Malt Room – reserved seating
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