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An open workshop for Intermediate-Advanced instrumentalists. Rachel will be sharing some of her favourite tunes found from archives and collections, and showing you how to find your own heritage tunes. All instruments welcome, you should be comfortable learning by ear (some sheet music may be handed out).
Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. She beat off tough competition to be awarded ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Awards 2016.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.
Folkworks: Pass it On Festival is a celebration of local heritage through singing, music, dance and storytelling passed down from one generation to the next. Alongside performances in Sage One and Sage Two, expect a range of free activities to accompany the event, from heritage walks and a story...