Posts Tagged ‘Wall Village Events’

Northumbrian Night – Thurs 8th Sept

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A very local gig for me – it’s Wall Village Hall. Northumbrian night with fiddler Roddy Matthews, singer Roly Johnson, pianist Cathy Anderson (& friends) and myself on Northumbrian Pipes and Concertina. Pie and pea supper included and anyone who has tasted Billy Bells’ pies baked by Jackie will know they are in for a treat. Tickets are £5.00 per person or £2.00 if you are still at school available from Richard Dodds.

It’s great to have such a vibrant local community with lots of people organising events. If you haven’t got contact details for Richard – drop me a line for  details

Village Show Season

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Our local newspaper is the Hexham Courant and it’s always a joy to read. The events page at the back really tells you what season it is. Right now it’s village shows – at least four every week. In a couple of months, it’ll be time for the leek club shows.. not much call for pipes at these – I’ll have to see if any of my veg are up to scratch.

June kicked off fo me with Ovingham Goose Fair – one of the wettest I can remember. Then it was the Humshaugh School Fair which was a great success in baking sunshine. Not quite a village show but this weekend the Farmer’s Market was in held in Hexham – they invited me to go and play and it was a lovely morning. Playlist included The Lea Rigges, Bobby Shaftoe and Cut and Dry Dolly – I’d love to know where the PRS license money went for those pieces (150yrs+ old). A heavy shower came in at midday so I ended with the Raindrop Waltz.

Next week is the Three Churches Fete in Wall (Sat 16th July), Steve Cram is opening the show at 2pm and I’ll be playing a couple of half hour sessions in the church. I even do requests, feel free to ask!

Afer a flurry in July, August is a bit quieter for me – with the exception of the truly tremendous Bellingham Show on Bank Holiday Saturday (27th August). I’ll be sitting the judges chair this year for the Northumbrian Pipes competitions – this has a lot of meaning to me as it’s the first competition I won almost 20 years ago.

Support your local show!

Chalk Giants are coming to Wall

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Chalk Giants is a shadow puppet show developed by a national renowned theatre company from Norfolk and is being put on as part of the Highlights Rural Touring programme. The story-line is based on Jack and the beanstalk – except the Giants were just minding their own business and Jack turns out to be a bit of a tear-away.

It’s on Saturday 5th March, the show starts at 6pm in Wall Village Hall and there will be a home made sweet stall for the children beforehand (and adults too I’m sure!).
Tickets are £4.50 (children) / £7 (adults) / £21 (family, 2+2) – and Humshaugh First School will be benefitting from the proceeds.

If you’ve already booked tickets – thank you very much! If not, contact us, we’d love to see you there.

Old Year’s Night 2010

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It’s that time of year again – Old Year’s Night – my annual village concert party on the 30th December, traditional music, songs and stories. This year’s guests: David McCracken,  Beth Chamberlain, Graham Dick and I’ll be strapping the pipes on for a few tunes as well – Songs, Stories, Tunes & much Humour – marvellous.

Sure to be a sell-out once again! Contact me for tickets