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Hexham Gathering 2018

The annual Hexham Gathering sees hundreds of performers converge in Hexham to celebrate traditional music, song and dance.

Celebrating Youth Folk Music around the Bandstand in Hexham!

Performances from dance teams, youth folk ensembles, ceilidh bands, soloists, duos and trios will take place between 11.30am – 3.30pm including the traditional ceilidh around the bandstand.
Featuring: Folkworks Saturdays, Robbie Sherratt and Hannah Lord, Stocksfield Stompers, Ceilidh with Hydroholics and Corbridge Middle School Ceilidh Band, Cream Tees, Priory Wood Stompers and Folkestra.

Pons Aelius / Eabhal / 4th Generation
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Pons Aelius
2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners, Pons Aelius is an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.

Eabhal (trio)
Eabhal met and began making music together on the Outer Hebrides’ Isle of Uist. Usually a quartet, Eabhal will be performing at Hexham Gathering as a trio with original members Hamish (flutes / highland pipes) and Nicky (guitar) joined by Stonehaven fiddle maestro Ross Hull.

4th Generation
QHA’s very own exciting and energetic youth folk band led by Sophy Ball.

Tickets £12.50 / £8.50 (student)

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