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Young folk band Alnwicky back to serve up festive treats

A young Alnwick-based folk band is back on the road this Christmas and New Year with a series of festive performances.
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Derek Allan (Photograph by David Gerrard)

Gigging hours far from normal

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steel Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

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St Michael's Church, Alnwick, set up for Royal Northern Sinfonia's Baroque Christmas by Candlelight.

REVIEW: Baroque Christmas by Candlelight, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St Michael's Church, Alnwick

What a beautiful way to herald the season of Christmas.
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Blake

Blake promise night of film celebration

Following on from last year’s Christmas Eve BBC One appearance on David Walliams celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey, British harmony trio Blake are back with a new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections and lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life.

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Musician Derek Allan.

Another good week of gigging

Northumberland musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

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Choir gets in tune for the festive season

Choir gets in tune for the festive season

A Northumberland choir is getting ready for the festive season with an advent concert this weekend.

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Il Divo to perform at Alnwick.

New-look Alnwick concert weekend set to include other big-name acts

The summer concert by world-renowned classical-pop group Il Divo, announced yesterday, could be joined by other ‘exciting’, high-profile gigs at the Alnwick venue over the same weekend.

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Beer festivals and running clubs

Beer festivals and running clubs

Northumbrian musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

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The Schubert Ensemble

Ensemble to play for final time at society

The internationally acclaimed Schubert Ensemble will be performing an enticing programme of chamber music at Alnwick Music Society’s latest concert on Tuesday, at Alnwick Playhouse.

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Poet puts new work on CD

Poet puts new work on CD

A Rothbury man is releasing a CD of his work next month.

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Derek Allan collecting conkers with his daughters Rebecca and Ellie.

Getting ready for open mic nights

Northumberland musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

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Celebrating flowers, psychedelia and more

Celebrating flowers, psychedelia and more

Take a nostalgic journey to the incredible summer of 1967 at Alnwick Playhouse next week.

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Sam Smith in his video for the his new single Too Good At Goodbyes.

Sam Smith lyrics up for grabs at auction

Singer-songwriter sensation Sam Smith’s signed lyrics of Too Good at Goodbyes will go under the hammer at the The Art of Caring Auction.

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Derek Allan pictured with Dobermann, with the bands singer Paulo de Bello on the far right.

‘Magic’ music nights with friends

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

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Pupils from Northumberland first and primary schools rehearse at St Cuthberts Church, Bedlington, for the Brass in Concert event at the Sage, Gateshead, on Saturday, November 18.

Northumberland pupils tune up for Brass in Concert at the Sage

More than 100 Northumberland school pupils, who have been learning a musical instrument as part of a celebration of brass, will be performing at Sage Gateshead later this month.

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Derek Allan collecting conkers with his daughters Rebecca and Ellie.

Album is going to be the best yet

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

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International band will hit the right note

International band will hit the right note

A five-piece band will be hitting the right note with the audience when they perform in Embleton tomorrow (Friday).

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Musician Derek Allan.

Busy days with gigs and family

Northumberland musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

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Lindisfarne Festival 2017. Picture by Jane Coltman

Final days for Northumberland festival’s fund-raising drive

Lindisfarne Festival has secured its first acts for 2018 as it closes in on its £70,000 crowdfunding target as well as a Crowdfunder record.

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Evening of tales and tunes

Evening of tales and tunes

A memorable evening of stories, songs and irrepressible music awaits the audience of Alnwick Playhouse when Kathryn Tickell and David Almond take to the stage.

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