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Sacred Harp singing is a coming together of voices from all backgrounds and disciplines, or even those with no singing experience.
Originating in 19th century New England and surviving intact in the Southern USA, its a communal singing form using shape notes for easy sight reading and a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook first printed in 1844.
Celebrating the finest American roots music this feel-good festival brings together some legendary artists, a whole bunch of rising stars and the best of the next generation for a weekend long party and some UK only shows. Headliners taking to the stages at Sage Gateshead between 21 and 23 July...