Saturday 26 May
The Hexham Gathering is a partnership between Folkworks / Sage Gateshead and Queen’s Hall Arts.
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 12.30pm - 3.30pm including the traditional ceilidh around the bandstand.
Evening Concert 7.00pm with Pons Aelius / Eabhal / 4th Generation
Tickets £12.50 / £8.50 (student)
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 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.
QHA’s very own exciting and energetic youth folk band led by Sophy Ball.