One-off show for Alnwicky

Alnwicky in the Treehouse, in The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Robert Stephenson
Alnwicky in the Treehouse, in The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Robert Stephenson

A young folk band based in Alnwick will be giving a one-off concert next week.

Alnwicky will perform in the Alnwick Playhouse studio on Saturday, July 21.

And they will be joined by Duchess’s High School Band Sunkissed, made up of Lucas Thornbury and Toby Cooke, as well as local saxophonist Rachel Stephenson.

The concert will be the second last live event taking place at the Playhouse before it closes for refurbishment later in the summer, preceding only the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre shows in August.

Dan Lyst, from Alnwicky, said: “The majority of Alnwicky’s gigs are short festival sets and private events so this concert will give local music fans the chance to see Alnwicky play their full set in their hometown.”

Since winning a prestigious battle of the bands competition in 2016, Alnwicky have gone from strength to strength, playing at festivals, concerts and private events all over the North East.

They play a varied mix of exciting, foot-tapping folk music from Scotland, Ireland and their home county of Northumberland, whilst also performing their own versions of songs from far and wide.

Alnwicky combine dreamy vocals with intricate instrumental technique to create a sound both authentic to the great folk traditions and as fresh and vibrant as any of the current music today.

The concert will take place at 2pm, with doors opening at 1.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 and are only available directly from Alnwicky, Sunkissed or Rachel Stephenson. Alnwicky can be contacted via email to

Phone 07584 834766 or see their Facebook page.