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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening’s latest album ‘Cloud Horizons’ (2023) “…wildly thrilling” The Guardian. Available now

Forthcoming Shows

April 27th, 2024

Barnsley Civic, Barnsley

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

April 28th, 2024

The Tung Auditorium, Liverpool

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

May 24th, 2024

Knockengorroch Festival

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening


High Way to Hermitage

Here is a new video which is a breath of fresh spring air from Northumberland. The video is for the track ‘High Way to Hermitage’ from The Darkening’s album Cloud Horizons, and features extracts from an award-winning short film by Borders filmmaker Ken Moffatt.

The tune and the film commemorate Mary Queen of Scots’ dramatic ride over ‘The Queen’s Mire’ from Jedburgh to Hermitage Castle to visit her injured lover, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, in 1566. Apparently on the way back to Jedburgh Mary’s horse got stuck in the mire and threw her off into the heather.

Watch High Way to Hermitage on Youtube


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Cloud Horizons

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening’s second album is released on September 1st.

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