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

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!)

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

Re-released as Digital Download!

It’s just over two years since Veteran Records release my CD: O’er Lang at the Fair. Traditional music is very much a niche musical audience; physical CDs are still very much the norm and I’ve probably met a fair number of the people who’ve bought the CD (thank you!).

Through the wonders of modern technology and by properly keeping up with music cataloguing standard, John has now made the whole of his catalogue available as digital downloads. All of this means you can now find me on loads of digital download services: play.com, emusic, amazon (and also once the catalogues update: hmv.com, itunes, napster)

John is also distributing the recordings from the sadly short lived Kyloe Records label – on which you can find the marvellous Andrew & Margaret Watchorn (Lecchemede) and the virtuso playing of Mr Chris Ormston on ‘Time Out of Mind’ . Sadly the Kyloe recordings aren’t available just yet – fingers crossed we’ll be able to keep these recordings available.

Old Year’s Night – 30th Dec, Wall

Old Year's Night 2011

Once more Christmas and New Year are almost upon us and we continue with our annual night of entertainment in Wall on the 30th December. It’s Old Year’s Night, being the last full night of the year (And definitely not New Year’s Eve!)

Supper is a Bring and Share affair, the Prize Draw will no doubt prove highly rewarding but the highlight of the night will be the truly talented local performers who have been persuaded to provide the evening’s entertainment:

  • Fiddler Gillan Burnie will be joining us from Elsdon with a fine repetoire of Northumbrian tunes
  • Mike Tickell of Wark will regale us with songs of shepherds and their shenanigans
  • Perenial village favourite Graham Dick will be out with his songs and stories.

We’ve also got a pair of champion clog dancers, a border piper and I’ll be putting in a tune or two. So all in all it’s going to be a busy night. Tickets are just £7 and everything starts at 7.30pm in Wall Village Hall. As ever there is no bar (takes up too much audience space!) – bring your own drinks.

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Contact me if you’d like more information / tickets. (Advance booking is essential!)