Keeping musical tradition alive

Two well-known local musicians are spreading their skills and knowledge of traditional tunes this summer.

Andrew and Margaret Watchorn are holding a sixth series of their popular concerts to raise awareness of the music of north Northumberland.

The next concert takes place on July 22, in St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. The venue will also host one on August 7.

Concerts will also be held at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, on July 31 and August 28, St Mary’s Church, at Newton-by-the-Sea, on August 14, and Embleton’s Creighton Hall on August 21.

Tickets for each one are £7.50, accompanied U12s free, at the door. For more details, call Margaret and Andrew on 01665 576245.