Archive for the ‘Village Events’ Category

Family Ceilidh – Kirkwhelpington Village Show 2nd Sept

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Kirkwhelpington village show takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd September across the road from the memorial hall.

Cross the Wannies will be playing for a family Ceilidh in the evening: 7.30pm – 10pm – tickets available on the door

Old Year’s Night 2014

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015


Another great Old Year’s Night in the Village Hall to finish off 2014. This year’s entertainment featured the Mr Theo Gibb,  Brothers Gillespie, Graham Dick & the wonderful Benny Graham. We’ll definitely be returning in a year’s time; Wednesday 30th December 2015.

Old Year’s Night – 30th Dec 2012, Wall Village

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Old Year's Night Poster

Update: Now sold out – wait list on returns

The ever popular annual village night out returns as anticipated & expected on the 30th December – “Old Year’s Night” is an evening of Northumbrian Music, Songs & Stories that continues to feature some of the best of local performers. Supper will be a Bring and Share affair to start the evening and then we’ll get going with the entertainment as soon as people have eaten and we can clear a little space.

I’ll be hosting and throwing in a few tunes and will be able to introduce yet another fine of talent who have been persuaded to come and perform this year:

  • Singer, Storyteller & Musician Johnny Handle – a simply masterful entertainer
  • Andy May – nothing short of a musical genius on the pipes
  • As local & as popular as can be; singer and storyteller Graham Dick

Tickets are just £7 and everything starts at 7.30pm in Wall Village Hall. Contact me if you’d like more information / tickets. (Advance booking is essential!)

Full Size Poster (PDF)

And by way of a bit social history: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 |

6th Hexham Piper’s Gathering – May 11th-13th 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

After visits to Seattle in the US and Blankenheim, Germany time for some more piping back at home:

  • 18th April, Gun Inn, 8pm
  • 26th April, Presentation for the Village Society, Wall Village Hall, 7.30pm
  • 28th April, Hexham Farmer’s Market (morning)
  • 11-13th May, Hexham Piper’s Gathering

The Hexham Piper’s Gathering is now in it’s 6th year and is a regular fixture on the 2nd weekend in May. There’ll be a session in the Abbey undercroft on Friday night, workshops throughout Saturday, informal ceilidh on Saturday evening in the Moot Hall and a follow up session at the Dipton Mill Pub (great food) on the Sunday.

Andrew Davison is organising this one and there’s more details and booking forms over at the Northumbrian Piper’s Society or contact me for for more details.