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Kathryn Tickell


Kathryn’s Saturday Social, 24 October, Sage Gateshead

This show sold out within a few hours. The venue may release more tickets, so check back with Sage Gateshead. Live stream tickets are available. Kathryn will be performing live with her dad, Mike Tickell, and fiddle-playing brother Peter Tickell. They’re travelling from their homes in the heart of rural Northumberland to the big city for this special “Welcome Back” concert as Sage re-opens it’s music programme. It will be the first time they’ve performed together as a trio for over fifteen years! Expect tunes galore, songs, stories, lockdown reflections, and clog dancing from special guest Heather Ferrier. The concert will be live streamed, so wherever you are in the world you can enjoy this Northumbrian family gathering!

Live at Sage Gateshead

Kathryn and some very special guests will be performing at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 24 October: “Kathryn Tickell’s Saturday Social”, details to be revealed soon! Booking is open from 12 noon, 8 October.

Kings Place London, 28 November

Delighted to announce a live concert! At “Folk in the Fall”, a day of music at Kings Place London on 28 November. 

Concerts at Snape Maltings coming up!

Two concerts imminent! Kathryn will be performing in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings, Suffolk UK, on Saturday 19th September. Please check the venue website for all the details. Tickets are on sale from 10am, Saturday 12th September.

Autumn touring rescheduled for 2021

Most of this autumn’s tour has been rescheduled for autumn 2021. New dates to be announced for St George’s Bristol, Lakeside Nottingham, The Stables Milton Keynes, Corn Hall Diss, Saffron Hall, Blackheath Concert Halls, Huntingdon Hall Worcester, Manchester Folk Festival. Not all venues are on sale yet (or back on sale!). Live Dates will be updated as concerts are announced. On sale now are Theatre Chipping Norton (29 September 2021) and The Brewery Kendal (21 October 2021). 


Hexham Book Festival

In May, Hexham Book Festival launched “Story Space” in support of Children North East — a charity that provides grass-roots support to disadvantaged families and children. A host of authors, artists and other well-known faces read some of their favourite children’s stories at Story Space online. Kathryn reads “The Dam”, by David Almond. The target audience is 5 years and upwards, so get a blanket, a cup of tea and settle down for a story! 

Folk on Foot Front Room Festival 2

With concerts being cancelled in these trying times, we are delighted to welcome a positive ray of sunshine: Folk on Foot Front Room Festival 2. This takes place on May 25th (Spring Bank Holiday in the UK), starting at 2pm BST. It will be streamed on the Folk on Foot YouTube Channel and Facebook page and will be free to watch.

Kathryn joins a stunning line up of artists, each of whom have recorded a 30 minute set from their front rooms (though Kathryn’s is from her kitchen — quite possibly multi-tasking!). The fabulous line up consists of Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman, Chris Wood, Duncan Chisholm, Eliza Carthy, Frank Turner and Jess Guise, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, John Smith, Johnny Flynn, Kate Rusby and Damien O’Kane, Kitty Macfarlane, O’Hooley and Tidow, Richard Thompson and Zara Phillips, Rioghnach Connoly and Ellis Davies and the online premiere of a behind the scenes film of the Unthanks’ last tour.

Folk on Foot has launched a crowdfunding appeal. Half the money raised will go to the charity Help Musicians — which supports musicians suffering financial hardship — and half will be divided between the artists taking part in the festival. You can donate at


BBC Radio 4 — The Dam

A true story about a young girl and her dad visiting the Kielder Valley. Who might they be? Kathryn and her dad Mike Tickell contribute to this atmospheric programme. You can listen to it here on BBC Sounds.

Concerts & Radio

Full concert listings are in Live Dates. Stay safe and well everyone. Kathryn will keep you company on BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet. Keep an eye/ear on the schedule for Music Planet. Next programme, 21 March at 16:00, with more episodes coming up. 

Concerts in Europe!

Kathryn and The Darkening are off to festivals in Italy, Spain and Portugal this year. More details to come, plus UK autumn tour announcement. Subscribe to the mailing list to be the first to know!

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