Piping Competitions & Traditional Music at Bellingham Show!
Jul
31
to Aug 27

Piping Competitions & Traditional Music at Bellingham Show!

We're delighted to be hosting the Piping Competitions & Traditional Music tent for Bellingham Show's 175th year!  

The show takes place on 26th August 2017 and will draw in crowds from across the North East to enjoy live bands, livestock judging, terrier racing, children’s activities, traditional games, wrestlingNorthumbrian piping, vintage vehicles, dog show, fell racing and much, much more.

The piping competitions have been an important feature of the show for the greater part of two centuries.  With Northumbrian music a central part of our heritage, we wish to maintain this treasured feature of the Bellingham Show, celebrating the regional significance of our Northumbrian piping, song and tune traditions.

Come along to compete, join in with the piping sessions (from 11am) or simply to enjoy music from a great variety of North East acts! 

11.00 Northumbrian Piping F Session.  All welcome.

13.00 Northumbrian Piping Competitions
 (Judged by Kathryn Tickell) followed by further piping.

14.30 Tarset Ceilidh-Band
14.50 David McCracken
15.10 Abbey Tilley
15.25 Alnwick Pipers
15.45
Tyneside Fiddle Alliance
16.10 Landermason

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Magnetic North East 2017 Annual Concert Announced!
Nov
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Magnetic North East 2017 Annual Concert Announced!

We are excited to announce our second major concert in Sage One which will take place on 10th November 2017!

Featuring the stunning songs of Sunderland troubadour Martin Longstaff (The Lake Poets) and the superbly energetic North East/Scandi fusion of Baltic Crossing, who unite fiery Scandinavian fiddles with the irresistible energy of the Northumbrian pipes, this is an unmissable event!

We are also proud to be launching a new anthology from Britain’s leading poetry publisher, Bloodaxe Books!

 ‘Land of Three Rivers’ is a celebration of North-East England in poetry, featuring its places and people, culture, history, language and stories in poems and songs with both rural and urban settings.

Further exciting acts to be announced soon!

http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/

The Lake Poets - “Beautiful and quietly devastating – Stunningly heart-breaking music”. 
BBC 6 Music

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Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus on Holy Island
Jul
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus on Holy Island

Our very own Kathryn Tickell with her band Superfolkus have now been confirmed as the headline act for the Holy Island Festival 2017!  

The concert will take place at 4pm on Sunday 16th July 2017 and will feature an exciting new composition by Kathryn, commissioned especially for this year's event!  

Tickets are now on sale - Have you got yours?

For more info on this year's festival, check out the website: http://www.holyislandfestival.org/#/

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Magnetic North East - Hexham Gathering Village Hall Tours!
May
25
to May 28

Magnetic North East - Hexham Gathering Village Hall Tours!

With a selection of gifted young artists introduced by Kathryn Tickell and Magnetic North East, we have exciting line-ups for our 3 Hexham Gathering concerts!

Performers include members of Superfolkus, a top level youth folk ensemble, who are already playing at a professional level and have delighted audiences across the UK, and also some exciting new, younger musicians. 

Come along to support the region's best emerging young talent, and enjoy tradition in the making!

Dates, Times & Venues

Stocksfield Community Centre, Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm
Grace Smith – fiddle, clog dancing
Jordan Aikin (whistle) & Alasdair Paul (guitar)
Elizabeth Quigley – Harp
Abi Rees – Accordion
Abbey Tilley – North East songs

Allendale Village Hall, Friday 26 May, 7.30pm
Cream Tees
Michael Biggins – accordion
Scott Turnbull – guitar
Lexie Wilson– harp
Wingrove Singers

Wark Town Hall and Mechanics Institute, Sunday 28 May, 7.30pm
Michael Biggins – accordion
Scott Turnbull – guitar
Wingrove singers
Lexie Wilson – harp

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International Bagpiping Day
Feb
28
to Mar 12

International Bagpiping Day

  • St James and St Basil's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Northumbrian Pipers' Society is hosting a piping extravaganza from 10th-12th March to celebrate International Bagpiping Day!  There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to like-minded piping-enthusiasts or try out the Northumbrian pipes if you are looking to learn!  There will also be playarounds, workshops and makers' tables - followed by an evening concert on Saturday 12th featuring a number of top bagpipers - not just playing the Northumbrian pipes!   

All of the day time events are free!  It's an event not to be missed!

 

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MNE needs you….!
Nov
28
to Jan 16

MNE needs you….!

Magnetic North East CIC (MNE) is looking for a self-employed part time administrator to help implement the strategic objectives of the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to join Magnetic North East (MNE) at a crucial point in its development.

MNE (see www.magneticnortheast.com) is an ambitious new Community Interest Company, established by Kathryn Tickell and Andrew Davison. Its purpose is to celebrate and promote the North East of England through its music, song, dance, heritage and culture. Initially it will do this through its online agency (where clients can hire a traditional musician, ceilidh band etc. or commission a new work); through Superfolkus, our youth folk ensemble; by organizing workshops, classes, concerts and ceilidhs; and by engaging with schools and community groups.

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MNE Grand Launch concert…
Nov
10
to Nov 13

MNE Grand Launch concert…

Was a great success. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed a wonderful night of NE culture, music, song and dance.

Save the date for next years event: November 10th 2017!

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Magnetic North East's Grand Launch Concert – with Kathryn Tickell and special guests
Nov
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Magnetic North East's Grand Launch Concert – with Kathryn Tickell and special guests

Our OFFICIAL LAUNCH CONCERT is on November the 4th at the Sage Gateshead.

It will be a fantastic evening of music, song and dance with an unmistakably North East flavour.

Book your tickets now to see Kathryn Tickell, Alistair Anderson, our own youth ensemble Superfolkus (fresh from their triumphs at various summer festivals!) amazing rapper sword dancers The Kingsmen and many MANY more special guests.

There will be at least one WORLD PREMIERE as well - so don’t miss it!

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Our first release is available now!
Oct
17
to Nov 27

Our first release is available now!

Water of Tyne is a collections of traditional and contemporary songs based around the river Tyne. Lovingly curated by Kathryn Tickell, the CD features the smoky tones of Hannah Rickard (recently guesting with Status Quo!) The Unthanks, Jimmy Nail’s iconic ‘Big River’ song, sung by local legend Bob Fox (of War Horse) as well as our own youth group Superfolkus with a modern take on ‘Dance to Your Daddy’.
It’s a cracker!

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SUPERFOLKUS
Jun
3
to Jun 4

SUPERFOLKUS

Here at Magnetic North East we are delighted to see our fabulous youth folk group SUPERFOLKUS booked for various concerts throughout the UK. Their debut gig is down at Kingsplace in London on April 29th, and they have various festival appearances this summer, but you can catch them here in the North East at the beginning of June.

JUN 03, 2016:KATHRYN TICKELL & SUPERFOLKUS

USHAW FOLK FESTIVAL

USHAW COLLEGE

Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH

For tickets please visit www.ushaw.org

(Please note tickets are not available until the beginning of May 2016)

 

JUN 04, 2016:KATHRYN & SUPERFOLKUS WITH MIKE TICKELL

QUEEN'S HALL HEXHAM

QUEEN'S HALL

Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS

Tel: 01434 652477

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It's Grim Up North
May
8
to Jul 30

It's Grim Up North

Fab new North East cards, exclusive to Magnetic North East!!

Please take a look at our gorgeous cards, and remember, there is free UK P&P on all of our cards so go on, stock up. They are all blank inside, so you can use them for any occasion – or frame them, they’re that good!

We have three brand new designs and more in the pipeline. 

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We're up and running!
Apr
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

We're up and running!

Yes! We’re here on the world wide web at last. Please take a good look around our site and remember…there’s more to come! We have CDs, publications, concerts and workshops coming up over the next few months so please keep checking back to see what we’re up to.

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