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56th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering – Sunday

April 7 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Provisional programme – last updated 2nd April – events, venues and timings subject to change

Annual festival of Northumberland’s traditional music, song, craft, dance, dialect, stories and heritage with activities for all the family and the best of entertainers including Benny Graham, Taffy Thomas, Folkestra, Blue Hat Ceilidh Band, Graham Bell & Anne Lamb, Ellington Colliery Band, morris and rapper teams, etc.

Many free events!

Before the Gathering: Pop Up Folk Ensemble Music – for advance details and scores See website

Enquries: 01670 513308  Tickets: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455 Payments at door – cash only

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering | Northumbriana

Many free events. Prices: adult / school age. Under 5s free.

9.30 – 16.30 CRAFTS EXHIBITION as Friday including family art activity Town Hall 50p on door, accompanied u-12s free

10:00-12:30 DRAGONS AND FAIRIES drop-in family art activity, Town Hall – free but donations towards materials welcome

10.30 – 14.30 OUTDOOR ENTERTAINERS Punch & Judy, musicians, maypole dancing  Market Place, Carlisle Park, Sanderson Arcade

10.00 – 16.00 MORPETH CASTLE OPEN DAY history, stories & music. Arranged with Landmark Trust

10.30 – 11.30 PETE SHEPHEARD on his work collecting the songs of Gypsy Traveller families  Town Hall £3/£1 on door

11.15 – 12.30 CHURCH SERVICE with dialect hymns & readings from Gathering performers St James the Great Church

11.30-12.30 FIND YOUR SEA LEGS – shanty workshop with Auckland Shanty Singers Bagpipe Museum £3/£1 at door

12.00 – 14.00 MUSICIANS’ SESSION Tap & Spile (donations)

12.30 – 13.30 WHERE IS MY BOY TONIGHT? Megan Wisdom and Mossy Christian’s show on the East Coast Fishing Industry Town Hall Ballroom £3/£1 on door

13.00 – 15.00 TOURS OF COUNCIL CHAMBER, Mayor’s Parlour, civic silver, portraits & artefacts, with the Mayor of Morpeth and councillors as your guides Town Hall free

13.30 – 15.00 DROP IN DULCIMER WORKSHOP with Nonsuch Dulcimer Club. “Come & Try” session on hammered and mountain dulcimers  Bagpipe Museum  £3/£1 on door

14.00 – 15.00 FAIRY GOLD Fairy stories and folktales with storyteller Taffy Thomas MBE Town Hall Ballroom £3/£1 on door

15.30 – 16.45 FAMILY CEILIDH with Storytellers Street Band with storytelling spots Town Hall Ballroom £3/£1 on door


April 7
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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