Duo take inspiration from maritime heritage

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Jones and Stewart – North by East, Rennington Village Hall, Friday, March 25, 7.30pm. £8.50 for adults, includes food at the interval, pay bar. To book, call 01665 577535 or 01665 577253.

MUSICIANS Gareth Davies-Jones teams up with flautist Callum Stewart for an evening of music inspired by the coastal and maritime heritage of the British Isles at Rennington Village Hall.

Gareth is a guitarist and singer-songwriter whose music combines folk, Americana, roots and acoustic traditions.

Callum is a flautist and no stranger to North East audiences either.

He studied folk music at The Sage Gateshead and remains a regular collaborator in the North East despite now living in Brittany, northern France.

Together they take audiences on an informative and imaginative musical journey drawing upon both the traditional and the contemporary and featuring their own compositions, social observations and affecting stories.

Their powerful lyrics are delivered by Gareth on guitar, mando-cello and bass mandolin and Callum on flute, whistle and border pipes.

Gareth is a seasoned performer having appeared at many of the UK’s best-known festivals and venues including Celtic Connections, the Brampton Folk Festival and The Sage Gateshead.

His songs have been featured on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4, BBC Local Radio across the UK. He also uses his music to support various organisations fighting for social justice such as Traidcraft and Casa Alianza.

Ian Brown, promoter at Rennington Village Hall, said: “We are excited to be presenting Jones and Stewart in our village. Their meaningful lyrics will appeal to our local audiences and we all get to have a great night out whilst raising money for our village hall.”

There is parking on the village green and disabled access at the door.