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

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July 17th, 2024

Harrison Festival of the Arts

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

July 19th, 2024

Het Lindeboom Festival de Musiques Traditionnelles

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

July 21st, 2024

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

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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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