Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

april, 2024

21apr7:00 pmKathryn Tickell & The DarkeningThe songs, landscape and mythology of North-East England


Event Details

Sunday 21st April 2024 at 7.00pm

Doors & bar open at 6.30pm

Tickets: £21

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

Based in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall yet reaching out to the wider world, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening explore the connecting threads of music, landscape and people over a period of almost 2000 years. Songs range from themes of freedom, nature and venturing out into the world after times of darkness, to a Roman inscription with links to Libya and Syria magnetically pulled into the 21st century with glorious vocal harmonies and the wildest of piping. 

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes; a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist “No one has evoked the landscape and traditions of Northumbria more affectingly than Kathryn Tickell” wrote The Observer…”she is steeped in the songs and mythology of the north-east.”  

Named after the old Northumbrian word for twilight, The Darkening is made up of four North-East England-based members: Kathryn (Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, vocals), Amy Thatcher (accordion, synth, clogs, vocals), Kieran Szifris (octave mandolin), Joe Truswell (drums, percussion);  with Josie Duncan from the Isle of Lewis (vocals, clarsach).  

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(Sunday) 7:00 pm