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Folkworks: Pass It On Festival
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 telling lounge to rapper dance and vocal workshops.
Friday and Saturday will see a collection of the region and country’s top folk performers, with the likes of folk legend Shirley Collins, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Portman, the incredible vocals of The Wilson Family, Instrumentalist of the Year Rachel Newton, Alasdair Roberts, Anglo-American folk duo Cath and Phil Tyler and Bottle Bank Band all performing throughout the weekend.
Past events in this festival
Folkworks Pass It On: Friday Concourse Performances
Come watch and listen to our amazing students as they show off their singing, clog dancing and...
Future Traditions FARNE Fair
The students of Newcastle University have been mining the FARNE archive. In this Pass it On...
Rapper Dance Workshop
On Sale 20 Jan Folkworks Pass it On: Rapper Dance Workshop An open workshop for anyone...
Folkworks Pass it On: Song Heritage Walk
Join our traditional singers as they take you for a walk along the quayside and discover the...
Rapper Broken Down - Talk
Ever wondered what's going in when you watch a rapper dance? Haven't got a clue what rapper is?...
Folkworks Pass It On: Saturday Concourse Performances and Heritage Craft Fair
Folkworks Pass it On is taking over the concourse! Free performances from dance teams and folk...
Mixed Instrument Workshop, Raiding the Archives with Rachel Newton
An open workshop for Intermediate-Advanced instrumentalists. Rachel will be sharing some of her...
Storytelling Lounge with Taffy Thomas and Jake Evans
Drop-in to our storytelling lounge where story-seekers of all ages can hear tales from First...
Folkworks Pass It On: The Wilson Family
The incredible vocal powerhouse that is The Wilson Family, have been in demand to sing on many...
School Project Evaluation Event
This event is open to primary educators and traditional practitioners. We will be sharing the...
Singing Workshop, Raiding the Archives with Emily Portman
There are thousands of songs sitting in folk archives just waiting to be sung - but where do you...
Bottle Bank Band Introduce Tyneside Tunes
In this recital talk the Bottle Bank Band will introduce you to the variety of tunes and melodies...
Cath and Phil Tyler
An exclusive short concert from Cath and Phil Tyler as part of the Pass it On Festival. Tickets are...
Folkworks Pass It On: Shirley Collins and friends plus special guests Emily Portman
Legendary folk singer Shirley Collins created the most unexpected wave of excitement in November by...