Events

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Strathspey Workshop with Melissa Whitehead

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    3:30 pmMorpeth Town Hall, Market Place NE61 1LZ

    Folk Band Competition in the Morpeth Town Hall Ballroom, from 3.30pm

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    6:30 pmMorpeth Town Hall, Market Place NE61 1LZ

    Morpeth Gathering Winners Concert in the Morpeth Town Hall Ballroom, 6.30pm

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    20:45 - 21:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Fiddle Recital by Stevie Jackson, Final Year Student on the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree course. Donations requested.

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    21:00 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

    Note: The building will be open to the public as a Polling Station this evening. We will remain together as one group throughout the evening and will use the opportunity to have a play through of our sets.

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    7:30 pmSt George's Church, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF

    Northumbrian and Traditional Music presented by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance.

    Thursday 23rd June, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
    Adults £5, children £3:  Tickets from TFA members, on the door or email fiddle.alliance@gmail.com

    Special Guests: The Windy Gyle Band

  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    A play through evening - bring all of your music and suggest your favourite tunes!

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    3:00 pmJubilee Hall, Rothbury

    TFA will be entering the Ceilidh Band competition. Members should look at the Resources page for details of the competition set. Join in the Festival weekend where there will be many great performances, sessions and of course the competitions. See www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk for all the details.

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Workshop with Margaret Watchorn.

    Join us for a one-off workshop from the wonderful fiddle play Margaret Watchorn.  Margaret is an exceptional traditional player with a love of Northumbrian and Scandinavian music. Margaret, along with her husband and Northumbrian piper Andrew Watchorn, played an inspiring set at our November concert last year, and this is a great opportunity to learn the fiddle perspective from Margaret herself.

    www.pipesandfiddle.co.uk

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    3:30 pmAllendale Village Hall

    TFA have been invited to perform in the Allendale Community Choirs' Showcase.

    The day is a full-day workshop for choir members and singers from around the region. In the afternoon there will be a concert which will contain examples of the material covered during the day's workshop, plus spots from the local Community Choirs. TFA will perform one or two sets of tunes within this Showcase event.

    Arrival time:  15:30 tbc.
    The Showcase will probably run from around 4 - 5.30 pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Northumbrian and Traditional Music presented by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance.

    7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
    Adults £5, children £3:  Tickets from TFA members, on the door or email fiddle.alliance@gmail.com

    For this concert the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance led by tutors from the wonderful Bottle Bank Band, will perform music from their ever expanding repertoire. The programme will feature a feast of traditional music blended with beautiful harmonies and accompaniments. This year the Fiddle Alliance has been winning awards at Northumbrian music festivals in Morpeth and Rothbury, and this is your chance to hear them in their spiritual home.

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Dec
    2016
    18:30 - 21:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting (and possibly a little Christmas Party and session!)

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    18:00 - 20:00The Bagpipe Museum, Morpeth Chantry

    As part of the celebrations for the 50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, Stewart will be running two Community Strings workshops, culminating in a performance at the Golden Gala Concert at the Morpeth Gathering on Fri 21st April. These workshops are open to all, and we will be learning arrangements of pieces that Stewart composed to celebrate the tricentenary of Morpeth Town Hall. All are welcome!

    The second of these two workshops will be on Weds 12th April, but you can attend even if you can't make both.

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Fifth Thursday Workshop with Sophy Ball.

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017
    18:00 - 20:00The Bagpipe Museum, Morpeth Chantry

    As part of the celebrations for the 50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, Stewart will be running two Community Strings workshops, culminating in a performance at the Golden Gala Concert at the Morpeth Gathering on Fri 21st April. These workshops are open to all, and we will be learning arrangements of pieces that Stewart composed to celebrate the tricentenary of Morpeth Town Hall. All are welcome!

    This is the second of two workshops, but you can come along even if you can only make one.

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmMorpeth Methodist Church

    Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Golden Gala Concert.

    Celebrating 50 years of this wonderful gathering, this concert presents a fantastic line-up including Bottle Bank Band, Bob Bolam, Tom Patterson & Dave Morton, Tyneside Fiddle Alliance, David Oliver, and Morpeth Community Strings. MC Alex Swailes.

    £10 adult/ £9 unwaged/ £5 school age

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    2:00 pmSt George's URC Church, Morpeth

    Fiddle Competitions and Duets

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    3:30 pmMorpeth Town Hall, Market Place NE61 1LZ

    TFA competing in Folk Group / Concert Band Competition

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    2:10 pmKing John's Palace Stage, Heaton Park, Newcastle NE6

    TFA will be performing as part of Heaton Festival 2017.

    We will be on the Kind John's Palace stage at around 2.10 pm on Sat 24th June. We'll be meeting at King John's Palace at 1.45 pm - don't forget clothes pegs or magnets if you are using music!

    Repertoire:
    Schottische from Idre / Barshebak Schottische
    Brafferton Village / Balls to Hall / New High Level
    Jamie Allen / Salmon Tails
    Jean & Andy Leonard's / Steamboat / Real Thing

    For a map of the location, please use Google maps.

  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Fifth Thursday Workshop with Grace Smith.

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    3:00 pmJubilee Hall, Rothbury NE65 7SD

    We will be competing again this year at the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival in the Ceilidh Band Competition. This will be in the Jubilee Hall, usually at around 3pm, though it may be earlier depending on the number of competitors in previous classes.

    Reportoire:
    Banks of the Tyne
    Cumberland Nellie
    Lamshaw's Fancy
    Sheep on the Moor

  • Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    20:30 - 22:00St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Session

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    2:00 pmBellingham Show, Bellingham, Northumberland

    Magnetic North East are hosting the Northumbrian Piping Competitions and Traditional Music tent at Bellingham Show for its 175th year! Come along to compete, join in with the piping sessions (from 11 am) or simply to enjoy music from Tarset Ceilidh-Band, Landermason, Alnwick Pipers Society, Tyneside Fiddle Alliance, David McCracken & Abbey Tilley!
    The Traditional Music performances begin at 2.30 pm and Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will be playing a 20 minute set at about 3.45 pm.

    BellinghamPoster2017

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    20:45 - 22:30The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Northumbrian and Traditional Music presented by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance.

    7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
    Tickets £5 from TFA members, on the door or email fiddle.alliance@gmail.com.

    Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will perform music from their ever expanding folk repertoire. The programme will feature a feast of traditional music blended with beautiful harmonies and accompaniments. In the concert this year we are delighted to be joined once again by Woolsington Strings, a smaller ensemble whose members are familiar faces from the region’s community music groups. There will also be solo and duet performances from some of our leaders and members. The Fiddle Alliance has enjoyed supporting the local music festivals this year, and have again been winning awards in Morpeth and Rothbury, and this is their final performance of the year – where better than the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s, Gateshead.

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  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Dec
    2017
  • Thu
    04
    Jan
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018
    20:45 - 22:30The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    20:45 - 22:30The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Please do not travel to St Mary's - we have decided to cancel TFA due to the adverse weather condition.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    20:45 - 22:30The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Fifth Thursday Workshop

    On 29th March we will be hosting a workshop with our very own Stewart Hardy. This is your chance to take part in one of Stewart's stand-alone workshops and experience how he introduces exercises, teaches tunes and other aspects of fiddle technique, not widely covered in regular TFA meetings.

    St Mary's Heritage Centre, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Cost £6 (drop in - no need to book)

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

    Meeting

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmSt George's URC Church, Morpeth

    Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

    We are entering the Country Dance Band Competition at 2 pm on Sat 7th April. Please meet at the church from 1.30 pm to tune up and warm up.

    £2 Competition Pass (available at venue)

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    6:30 pmMorpeth Town Hall

    Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Winners' Concert

    TFA have been asked to perform at this concert as winners of last year's Folk Group Competition. Please meet up at 6 pm upstairs in the Town Hall to tune up. We will be on as the first performers in the concert.

    Those who participate are entitled to a free concert ticket if you can stay. Support the other winners, including Ali Say as Open Fiddle winner 2017.

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    20:45 - 22:00The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session
    £3 suggested contribution.
    For TFA members there are some FAQs and Tune Suggestions available on the Resources page.

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018
    20:45 - 22:00The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session
    £3 suggested contribution.
    For TFA members there are some FAQs and Tune Suggestions available on the Resources page.

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Fifth Thursday Workshop

    We are delighted to welcome Chris Meredith to run our Fifth Thursday workshop in May.

    St Mary's Heritage Centre, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Cost £6 (drop in - no need to book)

    Chris Meredith is a Fiddle player and guitarist who studied Scottish fiddle while growing up in the Highlands of Scotland under the guidance of pupils of Donald Riddle. As a keen enthusiast of the Highland traditions, Chris decided to set up an online tune resource called FiddleTutor.

    FiddleTutor is an online learning platform set up to maintain and reframe traditional music with the intention of preserving traditions while engaging a younger audience. He continues to tour Canada and America with Nellie Quinn and plans to release a solo album to follow ‘Sevens’ which was recorded by Chris Meredith and the Watchtone.
    www.fiddletutor.com/
    chrismeredithmusic.co.uk/

     

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    20:45 - 22:00The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session
    £3 suggested contribution.
    For TFA members there are some FAQs and Tune Suggestions available on the Resources page.

  • Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    3:00 pmJubilee Hall, Rothbury NE65 7SD

    We will be competing again this year at the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival in the Ceilidh Band Competition. This will be in the Jubilee Hall, usually at around 3pm, though it may be earlier depending on the number of competitors in previous classes.

    Reportoire for this year's competition is yet to be decided.

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018
    18:30 - 20:30St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT

    Meeting

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018
    20:45 - 22:00The Central, Half Moon Ln, Gateshead NE8 2AN

    Session
    £3 suggested contribution.
    For TFA members there are some FAQs and Tune Suggestions available on the Resources page.