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Alistair Anderson

Concertina Player, Northumberland, North East England

Gigs / Events 2010

Live folk music gigs & tour dates in North East England and beyond

May 2010

  • Sat 15th The Sage Gateshead – performing with the poet Katrina Porteous – improvising behind her readings of her work. Part of the Words and Music Festival.
  • Wed 26 Queens Hall Hexham – performing with final year students from the folk degree at Newcastle University

Steel Skies - click for PDFJune 2010

  • Thur 3rd The Sage Gateshead – Hall 2 – Steel Skies in Concert – first live performance for over 20 years with exciting new band – Emily and Sophy Ball fiddles, Lillias Kinsman Blake flute, Andy Watt mandolin and Alistair Anderson concertina and Nortumbrian pipes.
  • Fri. 18th 7.30 Seahouses Festival – The Methodist Church, Seahouses - Steel Skies in Concert as above

July 2010

  • Sat 24 Alwinton Church – in concert with Bradley Creswick, violin, leader of the Northern Sinfonia and Dutch clarinettist Michelle Duijves. Alwinton Church in upper Coquetdale is a beautiful space for acoustic concerts –NE65 7BE

July / August 2010

  • Fri 30th July –Fri 6 August Sidmouth Festival.
  • Sunday 22nd Phoenix Green Festival Northumberland - Festival Cancelled

September 2010

  • Thursday 16 Blue Bell Belford Northumberland – fundraising concert for Northumberland Air Ambulance.

October 2010

  • 1st to 26th South Africa – a tour organised by the “Swallows” project with concert performances, some work with students of traditional music and a collaboration with leading South African performers , Including performances at The International Library of African Music, The Miriam Makeba Centre, Fort Hare University and The Red Location Auditorium.
  • 29 – 31 Darlington Arts Centre – workshop weekend teaching concertina –

November 2010

  • Village Hall Tour:
    Thurs 11 Nov Harvington Worcs
    Fri 12 Nov Clows Top Worcs
    Sat 13 Nov Desford Leics
    Sun 14 Nov St Barnabas Worc
  • Fri 19th Whittingham Village Hall – performing with students from the folk degree
  • Sat 20th New Tyneside Orchestra – first performance of Border Ridge - the new piece they commissioned me to write for their 40th anniversary - Royal Grammar School –Recital Hall- Jesmond, Newcastle
  • Fri 26th York – National Centre for Early Music – Steel Skies in Concert

December 2010