WINTER 2017 


Friday 15th December, 7.30pm


Local Folk musicians raise funds for The Hearth Charity.

TANNERS YARD - Tanners Yard is a five-piece bluegrass band formed in early 2017 out of bluegrass sessions at Core Music, their name to reflecting Core Music's location in the former tannery area of Hexham. The line up is: Andrew Clark (banjo), James Hall (guitar), Dave Kirby (guitar), Gary Law (mandolin) and Eddie Nickson (banjo and mandolin) with vocals shared by all. Having played at the Sele bandstand, the farmers’ market, Forum Cinema foyer and the Heart of Northumberland pub, the Hearth represents their first venture beyond Hexham!

MIKE ORCHARDMike Orchard lives locally and returned to the local folk scene after many years absence, he can be seen & heard singing & playing his contemporary style of folk in folk clubs, radio folk programmes, and festivals in and around the North East. 

JOHN AND CAROLINE BUSHBY Originally from Tasmania, Australia, award-winning singer-songwriters John and Caroline now live in Newcastle upon Tyne. Caroline plays the gut-strung Celtic harp and the whistle and John plays guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, whistles, Scottish Lowland pipes, smallpipes, Irish pipes and Galician bagpipes.  Both are very fine singers in the Northumbrian and Scottish Folk traditions. 

JACK BURNESS - Jack has been writing songs, playing in bands and performing solo since the 1970’s. A great admirer of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Tom Waits amongst others, he has developed his own style of writing and seeks to portray his own emotions, life and times in his songs, without becoming maudlin or sentimental. 

Tickets £10 / £5 (18s and under) from Hearth Café, 01661 853 563

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing

Café open from 5.30pm for evening meals, please book








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