Purcell Room, Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre SE1 8XX London, UKVenue info and map
Tour name: Northumbrian Voices
Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
Mike Tickell voice
Amy Thatcher accordion, voice
Patsy Reid fiddle, voice
Kit Haigh guitar, voice
Hannah Rickard fiddle, voice
Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria.
This magical show is based on interviews and recordings Kathryn has done over the years with family members and the shepherd musicians from whom she learnt, including mouth organ player Will Atkinson and fiddler Willie Taylor.
Three generations of musicians take part in this reflection of immensely strong communities, their music and collective stories.
'History, ecology, music myth... the local and the universal. This is beautiful and important work.' (David Almond, author)