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KAthryn Tickell[1828]  We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Kathryn Tickell’s new band The Darkening has been booked to headline on Sunday night of Ely Folk Festival 2018. This is a new direction for world-renowned Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, taking the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs from a global perspective, and working with musicians from Northumberland, Scotland, Ireland and England to bring ancient Northumbria to the modern world. The line-up is Kathryn Tickell on Northumbrian small pipes, fiddle, vocals; Kate Young on vocals, fiddle; Amy Thatcher on accordion, clogs, vocals; Cormac Byrne on percussion; Joe Truswell on drums & Kieran Szifris on mandola, guitar, samples. This will be Kathryn’s first visit to Ely festival, and promises to be a wonderful initiation.

 

 

 

the band is called “The Darkening” with the following lineup:

Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian small pipes, fiddle, vocals

Kate Young – vocals, fiddle

Amy Thatcher – accordion, clogs, vocals

Cormac Byrne – percussion

Joe ‘The Touch’ Truswell – drums

Kieran Szifris – mandola, guitar, samples
“A new direction for world-renowned Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell. Taking the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs from a global perspective, musicians from Northumberland, Scotland, Ireland and England bring ancient Northumbria to the modern world. “


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Booked so far for the 2018 festival (subject to contract)


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