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Kate Chandler's Art Rock Cafe and Gallery at Rock.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Unseen rock memorabilia to join art and furniture at curious café in Northumberland

What links the Animals bassist and Jimi Hendrix producer Chas Chandler, kite surfing in Brazil and a café and gallery in rural north Northumberland?


Budding choristers can learn from expert

A chorister taster day is being held in Alnwick this weekend.

The 2010 Pastures crowd wait for the appearance of Jools Holland.

Which was your favourite Alnwick Pastures concert?

A bid to resurrect the Alnwick Pastures concerts, which kicked off in 2006 with Jools Holland, has created a buzz in the town.
Graeme Danby

Graeme to perform at touring festival

The North East’s very own Opera star, Graeme Danby, is set to perform at the Northumbria Music Festival again this year, as it goes on tour for the very first time.


Sing and sail down Coquet

A singing workshop will be held in Rothbury next weekend.


Classical piano recital at church

A piano recital will take place in Alnmouth next weekend.

Van Kuijk Quartet

Society is to welcome international quartet

A string quartet is set to play at the second concert for Alnwick Music Society.


Folk rock band to play golf club

An Anglo/German folk rock band will be playing at a North Northumberland gold club this weekend.

Northumbria Sinfonietta

Concert for theatre funds

A talented musician will be joining in with a concert which is held to raise funds for a town theatre.


North East folk trio set to play

A musical trio will perform in Thropton next week.

Singer-songwriter Ralph McTell who is coming to Leeds to review a new play about folk singer Woody Guthrie.

Musician celebrates 50 years with concert

Musician Ralph McTell is celebrating 50 years on the road with a visit to Alnwick as part of his 30-day UK tour next week.


Irish band storm in for Seahouses concert

A young, Irish, traditional band recently named Best New Group at the Live Ireland Awards is set for a concert in Seahouses next week.


Americana duo in double county date

An Americana music duo will be performing in Rothbury and Alnwick as part of their latest tour.

The Three Degrees.

Three Degrees are set to raise theatre roof

The longest running female vocal group whose career has spanned five decades will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse later this month


Musical duo in Thropton concert

A fiddle and guitar duo will be playing in Thropton on Saturday.

Northumnrian ranters

Music festival to go on tour

A thriving music festival is set to tour, taking performances across Northumberland and beyond.


Last in summer series

The last in a series of summer concerts from a musical duo will take place next week.


Back to school for choral group

Rehearsals have started for Alnwick and District Choral Society’s forthcoming season.

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