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Hexham Gathering 2018

Posted on 8 May 2018

The Hexham Gathering is a unique annual festival featuring hundreds of young people performing traditional music, song and dance in Hexham.

Young players will be at the forefront of performances at Hexham Bandstand. Free 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. Bands include Cream Tees, an acoustic youth folk band based in Barnard Castle in Teesdale, Priory Wood Stompers from Middlesbrough, Stocksfield Stompers, FFG and more.

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham will host the Evening Concert headlined by Newcastle-based, Scots-infused sextet PONS AELIUS, winners of the 2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award. Expect big tunes and an arsenal of instruments from this fiery young band.

Joining them will be EABHAL, who 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. Completing the line up will be QHA’s own exciting and energetic youth folk band 4th GENERATION.

The Hexham Gathering 2018 takes place on Saturday 26 May and tickets can be booked through the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre Box Office, Hexham on 01434 652477 or online at


For more information, please contact: Simon Haworth, Marketing Manager, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham.