Two Fabulous Pre-Festival Concerts lined up for 2019:
LINDISFARNE + Miranda Sykes
Thursday 1st Aug 8.00pm (The Ham)
Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE return to form with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home, audiences can expect a live performance second to none. Guaranteed to get a crowd on its feet and singing along!
Emerging from Tyneside in the 1970s, the original band quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands with a pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments with their electric blues roots to delivering the unforgettable songs. Powerful live performances and unpretentious style led to worldwide success and an enviable reputation as festival favourites, and the annual Christmas concerts they presented in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.
LINDISFARNE 2019 are:
ROD CLEMENTS (1969-present) Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, guitars
DAVE HULL-DENHOLM (1994-present) Vocal, guitars
STEVE DAGGETT (1986-present) Vocal, keyboards, guitars
IAN THOMSON (1995-present) Bass, vocal
PAUL THOMPSON (ex-Roxy Music) Drums
Best known for her work with Show of Hands, Miranda brings powerful and poignant songs from her new solo project “Behind The Wall”.
RALPH MCTELL + Kitty Macfarlane
Friday 2nd Aug 3.00pm (The Ham)
One of the great storytellers, RALPH MCTELL is a prolific and gifted Novello-awarded songwriter and virtuoso guitarist. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. In a career spanning 50 years, Ralph remains as fresh and relevant as ever.
Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames a Second and in 1974 the release of Streets Of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award. His latest release, with fellow West Country icon, Wizz Jones, About Time Too, was released in 2017 bringing the total of his recorded output to over 50 albums! In 2002, Ralph was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Kitty is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset. Her music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye.