A new generation of musical talent is proudly presented by Kathryn at three village halls in Northumberland. (And of course she'll be playing some tunes too!). Stocksfield Community Centre, 25 May: Grace Smith (fiddle, clog dancing), Jordan Aikin (whistle) & Alasdair Paul (guitar), Elizabeth Quigley (harp), Abi Rees (accordion), Abbey Tilley (North East songs). Allendale Village Hall, 26 May: Cream Tees, Michael Biggins (accordion), Scott Turnbull (guitar), Lexie Wilson (harp), Wingrove Singers. Wark Town Hall and Mechanics Institute, 28 May: Michael Biggins, Scott Turnbull, Wingrove Singers, and Lexie Wilson. All concerts start at 7.30pm and tickets (£10/£6) are available from Queen's Hall Hexham.
On Wednesday 10 May Kathryn performs with Scotland's National Poet, Jackie Kay, as part of an evening of poetry and music. This will be the premiere of their first collaboration and is based on poems from Jackie’s new collection, Bantam (Picador, 2017). Bantam is a collection of work about Kay’s three generations of family in a book that crosses many different borders. More details of the evening's programme at Sage Gateshead can be found here.
Nous sommes toujours heureux de voir des artistes anglais à Lorient parmi tous ces Celtes magnifiques! @samleesong… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Wonderful concert tonight @kathryntickell @TheSideBand Encore of Jackie Kay's Margaret's Moon deeply moving pic.twitter.com/XzPWz3FEAk
Catching up with @SonglinesMag Awards @BBCRadio3 w @kathryntickell What a gloriously wide+wonderful world of music!bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08…