RootsoftheWorld Blog March 2013 and early April 2013
At the top of the blog is the video for Amy Duncan's single "Navigating". You can hear another track from her album "The Cycles of Life" in the podcast Newcastle Roots Music Radio March 2013 that accompanies this blog.
On The Mound,
Newcastle upon Tyne venues
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle
King’s Hall, Newcastle University
Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle
Jumping and Hot Club
North Tyneside Venues
Whitley Bay Playhouse
South Tyneside Venues
South Shields Folk Club
Customs House, South Shields
Davy Lamp Folk Club, Washington Arts Centre
County Durham Venues
Darlington Folk Club
Gala, Durham City
Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
Town Hall, Bishop Auckland
Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
Queen’s Hall, Hexham
Hear No Evil, Alnwick
Bellingham All Acoustic Club
Cramlington Folk Club
The Hearth, Horsley
Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses
The ARC, Stockton
Brewdog, Newcastle: Bridie Jackson and the Arbour
Featured in last month’s podcast--excellent chamber folk from this Newcastle quartet with their sparse instrumentation and heavenly voices.
Sage, Gateshead: Richard Thompson
“Richard Thompson is one of this country’s greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as ‘“a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist‘.””
Sage, Gateshead: Gretchen Peters and Ben Glover
“GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters calls her latest album, ‘Hello Cruel World’, her “most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth.”
“A fiery, energy fuelled array of acoustic music between Bluegrass, Folk and Pop, their performances are sure to capture the imagination.
Old Cinema Launderette, Durham: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra
If you haven't done already check out the YouTube video near the top of the blog!
‘When I was a Lad’ album. Suitable for under 5s”. Later on Megson will entertain those more mature in years!
Rod Sinclair is described by Andy Lawrenson of Trio Gitan: “we have an added attraction for that night in that Rod Sinclair, a guitarist with a deservedly huge reputation and standing within the Tyneside music scene, will be supporting us and sharing some numbers with us in the last set. Rod has played with just about everyone of note in the North East over the years, and we are privileged to be working with him”.Doors: 8pm, Tickets: £5
Old Cinema Launderette, Durham: Bridie Jackson and the Arbour
Go see! Here’s why!
Davy Lamp Folk Club, Washington Arts Centre, 730pm;Maggie Boyle and Paul Downes
“Maggie Boyle is a traditional singer who continues the tradition of music and storytelling passed on by her Irish family. She sang and played from an early age in the musically vibrant London-Irish community of the 60s and 70s, Maggie has an impressive pedigree and has worked with many of the greats on the folk scene.”
Sage, Gateshead: Robb Johnson
Sage, Gateshead: Beth Nielsen Chapman
Arc, Stockton: St Patrick’s celebrations: The Wildcats of Kilkenny, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, 8pm
“A riotous knees-up with The Wildcats of Kilkenny has become as much a part of local St Paddy’s tradition as floppy green hats and pints of frothy black stuff, and this year they’re bringing their inimitable party anthems to back to ARC by popular demand.
In 2011, the Wildcats celebrated their twentieth anniversary – a staggering achievement for a band formed as a knee-jerk response to Shane MacGowan describing Teesside frontman Mike McGrother as a ‘Geordie’. The horror! After a debut sell-out gig at Egglescliffe Village Hall, they’ve never looked back – and their irreverent, manic and highly-charged performances have now been enjoyed by literally hundreds of thousands of fans. Yes, Mike and his merry gang have brought their foot-stomping, hands-in-the-air mayhem to packed-out crowds anywhere from Billingham to Beijing! It’s been two decades worth of gigging that have also incorporated – by Mike’s reckoning – 500 weddings, two funerals and (ahem) about eight practices.
So expect frenzied jigging, frantic fiddling, wild crowd participation and sentimental singalongs a-plenty! The Wildcats believe in spontaneous, spectacular shows that fulfil one burning ambition – to make people happy. And their St Paddy’s gigs are the very epitome of Teesside Irishness – like a parmo wrapped in a giant shamrock.
The proper St Patrick’s Day is on the Sunday – we’d advise you just to keep going all weekend!
Support comes from goodtime Americana obsessives Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra. Expect 1930s swing, gypsy jazz, wild-eyed Cajun and – in their own words – ‘tales of debauchery, dandyism, disaster and drink’!”
8pm Info: A fantastic evening of fun and frolics to celebrate St Patrick’s night.Tickets: £10.00 / £8.00 concession.Ticket price includes a themed supper. See venue link above for more info.
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are a local based four-piece, who use sparse instrumentation and intriguing vocal harmonies to create music that is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, and powerful.”
Sage, Gateshead: Amaan Ali Khan:
“Amaan Ali Khan, son and disciple of legendary Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, is considered to be one of the finest sarod players of his generation and is known for the virtuosic precision and bold, resonant strokes that punctuate his performances. Amaan will be accompanied by one of the UKs leading tabla artists Raj Kumar Mishra.”
Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle: Burundanga
Newcastle based Latin band live on stage from 8pm.
Sage, Gateshead: The Furnace: Morris Offspring and Faustus
Alan Harrison presents an eclectic mix of ‘rootsy’ music, with both local and international acts, interviews and more.
Jim Bennett, Fiona Clelland and Tommy McClements host a weekly magazine featuring chat, interviews and live music for the Irish community of Newcastle and Gateshead.NE1 Irish is a magazine-style programme catering for the Irish community of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, and is live every Wednesday from 5 til 7PM.