Folk at the Watch House: Alistair Anderson

Event Date:

September 6, 2024

Event Time:

8:00 pm

Event Location:

Cullercoats Watch House

Join us for a series of intimate folk concerts at Cullercoats Watch House, a unique and quirky venue in the heart of Cullercoats. The evening will include a short support set (details tbc).

Alistair Anderson

Alistair Anderson is internationally recognized as the master of the English Concertina and a fine performer on the Northumbrian Pipes.

“The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson’s quality it is amazing what it can achieve.” The Guardian

“He remains one of this country’s most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists” Colin Irwin, fROOTS,

Alistair has found many ways to excite new generations of musicians, drawing them into playing, singing, dancing and making the tradition their own.

· He founded Folkworks an organisation that helped to change the face of folk music, with large numbers of young people discovering traditional music, song and dance through their summer schools, workshops and education projects.

· Folkworks became one of the two founding partners of The Sage Gateshead and he continued as its Artistic Director until 2008.

· Working with the Music Department of Newcastle University, Anderson developed England’s first degree course in folk and traditional music launched in Sept 2001.

Alistair has worked both as a soloist and in a wide range of musical collaborations with a massive range of fellow musicians, from Kate Bush, Martin Simpson and Richard Thompson. to the retired Northumbrian Shepherds, Will Atkinson, Willy Taylor and Joe Hutton.

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Ticket type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
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Event Location:

Total Seats: 43 (36 Left:)
  • Cullercoats Watch House
  • Front Street
  • NE30 4QB

Event Schedule Details

  • September 6, 2024 8:00 pm   -   10:00 pm
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