Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

The songs, landscape and mythology of North-East England
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).
Event name:
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Price:
Multiple prices - see website for further details.
Start time:
19:00