Concert Diary for 2018


Friday 16th March, BROOM BEZZUMS

Friday 13th April, NORTHERN COMPANY


Friday 15th June, TOM McCONVILLE

Friday 13th July, ASSEMBLY LANE

See below for more information on forthcoming concerts.

The Hearth's Music Programme for 2018 is sponsored by Story Homes


Friday 16th March, 7.30pm


Mark Bloomer and Andrew Cadie make up folk duo Broom Bezzums,  who, despite being based in Germany, make music based on Anglo – Celtic traditions,  the music of Andrew’s Northumbrian homeland and the formidable rock heritage of Mark’s Black Country roots.

Andrew’s Northumbrian pipes and fiddle playing are influenced by local and Scottish styles. Mark, a seasoned drummer, learned to play the guitar and mandola in his years as a stalwart of the Cork session scene.

Live, the rhythmical element is expanded on more dynamic numbers with guitar-slapping, tambourine-stamping and a pulsating foot drum. As singers, their full but very different voices harmonise to a surprisingly dense fusion. The tales in their own compositions and in their versions of traditional songs hark back to their itinerant lifestyles, political alienation and the love stories that caused them both to land in Germany in the first place.

Tickets for this concert are £12.50/ £7.50 for under 19s, from The Hearth Cafe, 01661 853 563. Tickets can also be reserved by emailing

The Hearth Cafe will be open for evening meals from 5.30pm, booking essential.


Friday 13th April, 7.30pm


Combining the influences of classical and jazz styles into a range of traditional and contemporary folk tunes and songs, Northern Company, based in Scotland and the north of England, arrange their music into fresh and exciting sets and are definitely a band to watch out for over the coming year. With vocals and bodhran by Niamh Boadle, accordion by Sam Mabbett, piano by Michael Biggins, guitar by Scott Turnbull, and fiddles by Eryn Rae and Scott Martin, they have a wonderful variety of input from each of the members, contributing to the sound that won them the 2016 Danny Kyle Award at the Celtic Connections music festival.

Tickets will be £12.50 / £7.50 for under 19s and will be on sale in The Hearth Cafe from mid-March.


Friday 18th May, 7.30pm


Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a dynamic up-and-coming duo from the heart of Newcastle. Playing traditional music with a contemporary flare, their shows are a veritable smorgasbord of folk fusion, utilising piano, steel pan, and close knit harmony singing to tremendous effect.

Will and Rosie are graduates of the Folk and Traditional Music BA at Newcastle and have  been met with accolades for their performances at Beverley Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and The Sage Gateshead, and they have recently completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the recording of their debut album, Beneath This Place

“Will and Rosie provided us with a superb concert – two 45-minute sets of really good and varied songs, all of which were given interesting introductions. Rosie and Will complemented each other so well with their singing and playing. There was good interaction between performers and guests, and although none of the guests were very familiar with their music beforehand, they all really enjoyed the concert!”

Tickets will be £12.50 / £7.50 for under 19s and will be on sale in The Hearth Cafe from mid-April.

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