SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2017 

 

Friday 11th August, 7.30pm

BOTTLE BANK BAND

Formed during the summer of 2009, Bottle Bank Band brings together the fiddling talents of Sophy Ball, Chloe Jones, David Jones and Stewart Hardy.

The band takes its name from the one-time residence of Tyneside’s most famous fiddling son, James Hill, and their repertoire is firmly rooted in, but by no means limited to, the North East of England – a region which enjoys a centuries old tradition of fiddle playing. Individually the members of Bottle Bank Band have all established reputations as outstanding musicians, and by coming together in this combination, they create a new and exciting musical landscape. The glorious sound of these four fiddles, rich in harmony and captivating arrangements, is underpinned by an instinctive understanding of traditional playing, which gives voice and space to the musicality and talent of the individual players. You can hear their music here.

"Sometimes sounding like a very well-tempered string quartet and at other times taking on a much rawer aspect, the four fiddlers created a vivid sound peppered with wit, gorgeous harmonies, rhythmical drive and a great sense of adventure"  Rob Adams, The Herald

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

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Friday 15th September, 7.30pm

GARETH DAVIES-JONES

With over a decade of hard graft and experience as a professional musician, writing, recording and playing his way around the UK & Ireland, Gareth Davies-Jones is most certainly one of the best kept roots/acoustic secrets on the British music scene - an artist who has served his apprenticeship well and gathered a discerning following.   A natural story teller through song, many reviewers have placed Gareth's performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition. Combining elements of Guthrie, Dylan, Taylor and Browne, the attention to musical detail is evident throughout his now extensive back catalogue (7 solo & 3 collaborative albums) playing a variety of instruments and featuring a keen sense of melody woven around a rich, distinctive voice. “one of the UK’s best-kept musical secrets, powerful songs and affecting performances” Properganda

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

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing office@thehearth.co.uk

Café open from 5.30pm for evening meals, please book

 

Friday 13th October, 7.30pm.

THE RHEINGANS SISTERS

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna Rheingans are both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of hugely popular trio Lady Maisery, and for her work with ‘Songs of Separation’ super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. Anna lives and teaches in Toulouse, in southern France, where she has fast become an expert in French Folk music traditions. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.  Anna and Rowan spend most of their time living far apart, immersed in separate musical worlds, and their performances together are also about the particular connection and reconnection of two sisters.

“A duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match” Songlines

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

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing office@thehearth.co.uk

Café open from 5.30pm for evening meals, please book

 

Friday 10th November, 7.30pm

THE MILE ROSES

Three highly respected solo songwriters and musicians Edwina HayesKate Bramley and Simon Haworth collaborate and tour as The Mile Roses, bringing together their musical interest in both British Folk and Americana, and fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene.

Singing original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle, Edwina has been described as having The sweetest voice in England' by Nanci Griffith who covered one of her songs, while Simon offers ‘subtle guitar accompaniments of quiet complexity' and Kate’s earthy, honest vocals and playing brings a fresh feel to their music.
 

From toe tapping folk to haunting ballads this trio have toured worldwide as independent musicians but obviously have an infectious enjoyment for this new collaboration that is guaranteed to leave audiences with a smile on their faces.

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

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing office@thehearth.co.uk

Café open from 5.30pm for evening meals, please book

 

Friday 15th December, 7.30pm

THE HEARTH’S BENEFIT CONCERT

Local Folk musicians raise funds for The Hearth Charity. Line-up to be confirmed.

 

 


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