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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Venue: The Corn Hall

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer and performer whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria.

Kathryn and her 5 piece band ‘The Darkening’ are touring again this October following a sell-out album launch tour last year for Hollowbone. It picked up a host of glowing reviews including four stars in The Observer and the Financial Times, with fRoots magazine describing The Darkening as “a crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire.”

Kathryn is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3's "Music Planet", broadcasting live with sessions from the biggest international names in roots-based music.

fROOTS “A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire.”

Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, vocals
Amy Thatcher: accordion, synth, clogs, vocals
Kate Young: vocals, fiddle, charango
Joss Clapp: guitar, acoustic bass, voice
Kieran Szifris: octave mandolin
Joe Truswell: drums

If you have access issues please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking so we can ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to fire safety requirements we have a limit on how many wheelchair spaces we can accommodate so these need to be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.

A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire.
an exceptional band.
★ ★ ★ ★ The Observer