Trio are hooking up for special concert

The Andy May Trio

The Andy May Trio

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Some of the region’s finest musicians will come together for an evening of high-energy and traditional music from Northumberland.

Northumbrian piper Andy May, guitarist Ian Stephenson and fiddler Sophy Ball have united to form the Andy May Trio for a special performance.

The trio will play high-energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East.

Their performance will include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

All three members are also experienced teachers and workshop leaders. Andy and Ian both teach on the folk music degree course at Newcastle University, while Sophy is a professional folk music teacher throughout Northumberland.

There’s a certain connection only heard between musicians after many years’ playing together; after more than a decade of making music together in various guises, the tight interplay and sense of fun between these three friends is sure to delight.

The Andy May trio will be performing at the Creighton Hall in Embleton on Thursday April 2, 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6.50pm. Tickets are £8 on the door and free for children under the age of 12.