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

Forthcoming Shows

June 29th, 2024

What a Wonderful World Festival, Alnwick

Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

July 4th, 2024

Gate to Southwell Festival

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

July 12th, 2024

The Butchart Gardens Summer Concerts

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


Cloud Horizons artwork

Cloud Horizons

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening’s second album, released September 1st 2023.

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