Music conjures up the spirit of the landscape

An internationally-acclaimed musician will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse next week.

Sunday, 20th November 2016, 12:05 pm
Alistair Anderson and Northlands

Alistair Anderson is the master of the English concertina, a fine player of the Northumbrian pipes and has a career that has spanned five decades.

He will perform with Northlands at the theatre on Friday, November 25.

Alistair Anderson’s exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition.

His own tunes rub shoulders with those of the Northumbrian shepherds who inspired him, alongside old tunes passed through many generations.

Northlands is made up of three musicians Ian Stephenson, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Sophy Ball, a dynamic fiddle player, and Sarah Hayes, who grew up in Warkworth, a gifted singer and flute player, who have all been influenced by Alistair as a fellow musician, teacher and mentor through Folkworks Youth Summer School or the Newcastle Folk Degree Course.

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