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'LUSH Acoustic' summertime music schedule

'LUSH Acoustic' organise live concerts and gigs all over Northumberland promoting new, original music.

The LUSH Acoustic events feature a wide range of performers covering all types of acoustic-based music: contemporary and traditional folk, country blues, cajun, new folk and alt country. Singer-songwriters and Northumbrian fiddlers blend words and tunes alongside bodhrans, djembes, and a fabulous array of acoustic guitar styles.

Admission is free for most events and 'LUSH Acoustic' is a co-operative working to encourage new music in Northumberland and beyond. LUSH can provide music programming and PA for a wide variety of community events.

The next LUSH Acoustic events include the Hauxley August Bank Holiday Fun Day.

Contact: Bill Read: 01665 713278
or Carl Stiansen: 01670 760856


The Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees, Cleveland
Regular folk Concerts at this Stockton on Tees Theatre

Stockton Folk Club, Stockon-on-Tees
Held every Monday with regular guests.

Pot & Glass Folk & Acoustic club, Egglescliffe Village, Nr Yarm-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
Our club meets in the 17th century Pot & Glass pub, Church Rd, Egglescliffe village TS16 9DQ (near Yarm-on-Tees) at 8:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month & is hosted by Stockton-on-Tees based Folk group BROADBAND.
The club members play & enjoy all forms of Acoustic music, especially (but not exclusively) Folk music & extends a warm welcome to any visiting Musicians, singers or listeners.

Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar, Cleveland
The Cutty Wren Folk Club meets every Tuesday at 8:00 at Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD with regular Guest Nights, Theme Nights and Singers & Musicians' Nights. See the website for details.

The Friday Folk Club, Guisborough, Cleveland
Meets every Friday at the Cricket club Rectory Lane Guisborough opprox 8.30pm and welcome everybody either to perform or just to listen

Guisborough Folk Club, Belmangate, Guisborough, Cleveland
Meets every Sunday evening with regular guests

Saltburn Folk Club, Saltburn, Cleveland
"Saltburn Folk Club meets on a Monday night in the upstairs room of The Marine Hotel, Marine Parade, Saltburn"

The Bridge Folk Club
Meets every Monday evening in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Chillingham Folk Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month with regular guests.

Phoenix Folk, Newcastle Upon Tyne

After the Sage Gateshead scaled down its folk tuition activity last summer, a group of ex tutors and participants formed a new not for profit organisation to provide a range of folk instrumental and ensemble classes in Byker.

The classes are run by Phoenix Folk (who are Maurice Condie, Rachael Leisk and Chris Suddes) and operate from the somewhat quirky surroundings of the Eco Centre at the Ouseburn Farm in Byker. One unique feature is the presence of sheep, goats and piglets, which adds to the already warm and friendly feel that the venue offers. After a great response in the first two seasons, participants are already signing up for the Summer 2010 season, which starts on 21st April.

The Ouseburn Valley has been a cultural hot spot in Newcastle for many years. Chris said "We were delighted at the response from the folk community when we set up Phoenix and are looking forward to continuing and expanding the programme at the farm. It is a great building and we have some great tutors. After classes we usually have a session which provides a supportive and relaxed opportunity for people to play music together”. Rachael added “There seems to be a synergy between the farm as an environmental centre and our work in the cultural sense, and it's great that we have the opportunity to help keep the great tradition of music alive in Newcastle”.

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Newcastle Ceilidh
The Sports Café Basement, Nr Central Station, Newcastle (9:00pm - 1:00am)
Newcastle Ceilidh is the new monthly ceilidh in the center of Newcastle city centre.
Featuring: Newcastle Ceilidh house band (9pm-12am)
Roots Dj until 1am (playing all folk dance classics Martyn Bennett, Shooglenifty etc)
Price: Advance £5/4 (with NUS) on the door £6/5 (with NUS)

The Monkey Folk Club, The Monkseaton Arms, Whitley Bay
Meets every Sunday evening.

The Shipyard Studios
Set in a lovely quiet location in Northumberland, Shipyard Studios offers recording, duplication of both CDs and CDRs and help with promotion and you don’t have to be rich! Run by acclaimed folk and contemporary music producer Geoff Heslop specialising in folk, acoustic and traditional music. (01434) 674564 /

Bellingham All Acoustic
Hosted by Landermason and held every last Thursday of the month at Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham, Northumberland.

Rothbury Roots, Rothbury, Northumberland
Organises Monthly concerts

"Close harmony acoustic guitar duo performing an eclectic mix of well known, little known, unusual and self penned material."

Doctor Socrates
"Doctor Socrates believe in making folk music accessible to a wide audience. Great electrified renditions with percussion, of old classics e.g. .. Colliers Rant, Blackleg Miner, Ca Hawkie, Byker Hill, Row between the cages - guaranteed to get the venues rocking!"

Cramlington Folk Club, Northumberland
Meets every Tuesday with guests every other week.

Darlington Folk Club The homepages of Darlington Folk Club

Whitburn Roots Music Club
Based in Whitburn, Near Sunderland in the North East
South Shields Folk Club
Meets on Sunday Evenings at South Shields and Westoe Club, Dean Road, South Shields
Davy Lamp Folk Club
Meets on Saturday Evenings at the Washington Arts Centre

Studio One, County Durham
Specialists in recording the acoustic genres. Industry standard equipment throughout. Based near Durham in the North East of England. Clients include: Jez Lowe, Tom McConville, Allan Taylor, Steve Tilston, Bob Fox, John Wright, The Doonan Family, Hedgehog Pie, O'Kane & Kipling, etc.

Durham University Folk Society
As you may have guessed this is the Durham University Folk Society who hold a weekly session and organise regular concerts

Stanhope Folk Club
Meets on the First Sunday of every month at the Queens Head Pub, Front Street, Stanhope, Weardale, County Durham

The Store, Dipton, Stanley, County Durham
Regular friday evening concerts

Acoustic Wednesday, No Place, Nr Stanley, County Durham
Held every Wednesday evening with guests

The Grey Horse, Consett, County Durham
Music nights every Thursday.

The Buddle Arts Centre
Station Road, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

The Smugglers, Sunderland
"Every Sunday, Acoustic, Blues & Folk Night"

Few Broth
Gateshead based acoustic quartet

Brother Crow
"Brother Crow are an acoustic duo from the heart of rural North East England.
They use a variety of instruments including 6 and 12 string guitars, 10 string bouzouki, mandolin, octave mandola, anglo-concertina, accordion and whistles to perform original material, traditional songs and contemporary covers.
Phil Graham
Singer Songwriter
Derek Millmoor
Full time professional piper based in the north east
Nathalie Eastern
Having shot onto the alternative folk scene a few years ago, Nathalie Stern’s music has created a buzz among gig goers and music aficionados alike. With influences from the likes of Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and Neko Case, Nathalie performs live using a loop pedal with seamless perfection to layer vocals, guitars, bells and more, creating “delicate, magical and heartfelt” melodies which have acquired fans of all ages and backgrounds.
Brewed Slowly
6 piece Folk band, currently performing traditional and contemporary Irish folk songs.
Northern Lights
"We are a group of experienced musicians based in Northumberland. For over 10 years we have enjoyed playing traditional and contemporary music for all occasions.
With our unique blend of instruments and original arrangements, we offer irresistible, uplifting music for ceilidhs, and an exciting repertoire of music for corporate, cultural and civic events."

The Barrels Ale House
In Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

Ashington Folk Club
Meets every other Thursday. Singers, Musicians & Poets welcome. Occasional guest nights.

The Studio, Hartlepool
Holds regular Roots and Acoustic Nights.

Hartlepool Folk Club
Held at the Causeway public house, Stranton, Hartlepool Every Sunday at 8:00pm

Foggy Furze Folk Club, Hartlepool
Meets every Tuesday evening with monthly guests.