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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

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Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, voice

Amy Thatcher accordion, synths, voice, clog dancing

Stef Conner voice, lyres

Kieran Szifris octave mandolin

Joe Truswell drums, percussion

“No one has evoked the landscape and traditions of Northumbria more affectingly than Kathryn Tickell,” (The Guardian) and indeed her brilliant band The Darkening are steeped in the songs, mythology and wild, weather-bitten countryside of the northeast. They evoke the drama and rich history of Northumbria – a place, at one time, inhabited by people from the furthest reaches of the Roman Empire, worshipping different gods and following different customs – intermingling this with a thoroughly contemporary attitude and sound.

Kathryn Tickell is a Northumbrian piper, fiddle player, composer, educator and broadcaster. Her work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn has released 15 of her own albums and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Evelyn Glennie, Jacob Collier, Andy Sheppard, Royal Northern Sinfonia and many others. She has twice won “Musician of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Kathryn is also a presenter for BBC Radio 3’s popular roots music programme “Music Planet”.


Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!