roots 66 folk weekend

Evening Headliners

by Theatre by The Lake & Fellside Recordings

A weekend celebration of folk and roots music

Showing Fri 5 - Sun 7 February 2016

Evening Headliners

This production ended on 07/02/2016


DOUBLE BILL: Chris While & Julie Matthews + Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Fri 5 Feb, 7.30pm

Included in Weekend Pass. Individual Event Tickets: £16, Students/U16s £10
The weekend kicks off with a stellar double bill of two of the UK’s most acclaimed folk artists. Chris While and Julie Matthews won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Duo’ in 2009. They will be performing an hour-long set of songs of breathtaking harmonies, superb musicianship, humour and stories.

Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies' strong vocals, backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, fiddle, fretless bass, keyboards and Northumbrian Pipes, have established the band as an unmissable live attraction.

The Mighty Doonans
Sat 6 Feb, 7.30pm

Included in Weekend Pass, Saturday Pass. Individual Event Tickets: £16, Students/U16s £10
This multi-talented, multi-generational band of folk-rockers evolved from the redoubtable Doonan family Band. They have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. The inclusion of new family members put the 'mighty' into The Mighty Doonans, creating a massive musical powerhouse with incredible vocal performances.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
plus support The Ciaran Algar Band
Sun 7 Feb, 7.30pm

Included in Weekend Pass, Sunday Pass. Individual Event Tickets: £16, Students/U16s £10
Canada’s multi-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. Gordie MacKeeman's thrilling dance style - while simultaneously playing the violin - mixes with the band's great close-harmony bluegrass vocals and blistering guitar solos. They are an unmissable international sensation. Support comes from the Ciaran Algar Band.

Prices £16: U16 £10