Fronted by the incendiary fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville (who Seth Lakeman regards as his biggest influence), this band also features Shona Newey, herself a BBC Folk Award nominee, and one of the finest accordion players in the country. Add to that David Newey’s ‘incredible, unique guitar playing’ (BBC Radio 6), and Phil Murray – the man Mike Harding called ‘the best acoustic bass player in Britain’, and you have a force to be reckoned with. Whilst this band has a backbone in traditional music, you’ll hear country, jazz, blues and rock and roll, all being delivered by an acoustic four piece.
The band will be facilitating four workshops in the afternoon. You can buy tickets for just the workshops, just the concert, or both.
The workshops and concert are promoted by The Globe working in partnership with Tyne Valley Folk Train CIC.
Musicians’ Workshops in the afternoon
Workshop 1A (1pm-2.30pm) “Hornpipes from a Variety of Traditions” with Tom McConville and Shona Newey (suitable for melody instruments). Tom and Shona will take you through a few hornpipes from different traditions and show you how to swing the music.
Workshop 1B (1pm-2.30pm) “Accompanied Folk Song” with David Newey and Phil Murray (voices and any acoustic instrument). David and Phil will teach you a folk song or two and show you how to accompany them instrumentally and to harmonise with the lead vocal.
Workshop 2A (3pm-4.30pm) “Irish Tunes” with Shona and David (melody and accompaniment instruments)
Shona and David will guide you through some traditional Irish tunes showing you how to bring out the “lilt” in your playing and how to accompany Irish tunes on instruments using chords and rhythms.
Workshop 2B (3pm-4.30pm) “Songs of the North East” with Tom and Phil (voices and instruments).
Tom and Phil will teach you a couple of songs from the region and show you how they can be arranged and performed to best effect.
There will be a break of approximately half an hour between workshops when refreshments will be served.
Proficiency: All that we ask is that you know your way around your instrument/vocal chords and are up for trying out something new. Ability to read musical scores not required.
Please note that we value traditional methods of learning music by ear. In some cases, notation will be offered in support of this method but please do not expect to be given notation in advance or for every piece.
We ask that participants bring acoustic instruments only. Participants must be 18 or over.
There are some half-price bursaries available for adults aged 18-25 (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details before you book).
AT THE GLOBE
At the time of writing this description we do not know what, if any, restrictions there might be on attending events in the future. We will issue refunds to any ticket holders who are unable to attend due to government regulations.
TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM
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A livestream ticket costs £7.50. You may like to pay more if you are feeling generous or if there is more than one person watching.
AGE RESTRICTIONS for evening concert
Children and young people under 16 years old may attend events accompanied by an adult (age over 18). They are not allowed to enter the premises after 9pm and they must leave the premises by midnight. Under 16s are not allowed to purchase soft drinks, but they may consume soft drinks bought for them by their accompanying adult.
16 and 17 year olds are allowed to attend events unaccompanied by an adult and they may purchase soft drinks. They must leave the premises by midnight.
AGE RESTRICTIONS for afternoon workshops
Sorry, over 18s only.