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Elkie Brooks

Saturday 7 Feb, 7.30pm
Elkie celebrates her 70th birthday with a UK tour and new album. One of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced, she is now in the fifth decade of her career, and is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of her generation. With many hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat. Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don't miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.



  Orchestra North East

Sunday 8 Feb, 3.00pm
For music lovers of all ages, this concert features work from the BBC’s Ten Pieces project, a taste of the varied world of the clarinet and a beautiful piece of Americana. Mussorgsky’s vividly picturesque Night On The Bare Mountain opens the concert, before Emma Johnson, world famous clarinettist and former winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year joins the Orchestra for Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Concerto and a jazz-influenced Concerto written especially for her by the late John Dankworth. The concert concludes with the evocative orchestral suite from Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring.

£18 (£16 conc), £8 Students, £4 Children, £40 Family Ticket


  Marcus Bonfanti

Sunday 15 Feb, 8.00pm
From the first note of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, sixteen year old Marcus knew he wanted to be a guitar player. After spending 12 hours a day working in a kitchen to buy his first guitar and touring the world for almost 10 years, he is the sum of all the great music he was exposed to as a young boy. His career has gone from strength to strength and seen him tour with Robert Cray, Chuck Berry, John Mayall and more. In 2014, Marcus was asked to front legendary British band Ten Years After and he will be touring and recording with them alongside his own solo career.

“as if Jimmy Page had been reborn as Seasick Steve. Utterly spellbinding” The Times

£10 advance (£12 on the door)


John Smith

Wednesday 18 Feb, 8.00pm
John's mesmerising percussive guitar and storytelling songs continue to win him new fans, especially with the release of his album Great Lakes. Whether playing the guitar lap-style like a drum, detuning the strings mid-chorus or just playing intricate fingerstyle, his playing has prompted both hushed appreciation and rapturous applause. With the beauty of John's guitar work intertwined with his honey-on-gravel vocals, this is staggeringly good stuff. Stripped down, quiet and compelling, his fluent playing and beautiful songs cast a wonderful spell.

“beyond beautiful” Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2



Gala Lunchtime Concert Series
The Dean Stockdale Trio

Friday 20 Feb, 1.00pm
Dean is a jazz pianist and musician who’s in great demand as a teacher and performer. His Influences are Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Kenny Barron and he has studied with renowned jazz pianists Keith Tippet and David Newton. An established figure on the Northern jazz scene the trio is completed with the talents of James Birkett (guitar) and Mick Shoulder (double bass).



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