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‘Once again Alnwick enjoyed eight days of creative musical talent reflecting the diverse cultural riches of the UK and wider world. We featured a cornucopia of talent representing the sounds, rhythms and traditions of Ireland, Eastern Europe, Africa, USA, Australia, Scotland, England and our very own Northumberland. This was served up via the genres of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Balkan, Americana and World Fusion - and live poetry.’ Held Mid August.

Category:Folk Festivals
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'Offers a programme of six concerts annually between October and May. Three piano recitals continue to take place ... and a further three instrumental concerts ... The Society is supported by a loyal membership and attracts large numbers of guests and visitors to its concerts.'

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'Our primary aim is to increase and enhance our understanding of classical music. Meeting monthly we listen to recorded music, learning more about the composers and their works written for us to appreciate and enjoy. You do not need any specialist knowledge of classical music to become a member.'

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Alwinton Summer Concerts take place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England and the church, with its fine acoustic, is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscape.’ Held May - July.

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‘A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.’ Held Mid July.

Category:Folk Festivals
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'Founded in 1933, although records of a Choral Society can be traced to the middle of the 19th Century. During World War II the Society was suspended although Jackie Burn kept a choir going in Alnmouth until the Choral Society was restarted in 1947. Since then, regular concerts have been performed in local Churches, halls and the Playhouse, as well as more informal events in places such as Cragside, Hulne Park and Brinkburn Priory.'

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‘When most people think of bagpipes they think of the great Highland Pipes from Scotland but the bagpipe is a large family of traditional music instruments which can be found all over Europe in many different forms. The Northumbrian Smallpipes consist of a set of elbow-operated bellows which deliver air to a large airbag. This in turn feeds the air to the chanter and also to a set of harmonising drones. Each of the drones produces a single note, but they are tuned to produce a harmonic background sound to complement the melody being played on the chanter ...  Alnwick Pipers’ Society has regular monthly meetings/playing sessions throughout the year ... Members of the public are very welcome to come and listen, and visiting players to come and play along.’ ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; cf summary details at the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society Website (under ‘The People’).

Category:Pipe Bands
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Also indexedNorthumbrian Smallpipes
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'On the 18th March 1995 in the Playhouse, to a near sell-out audience and to great critical acclaim, the Band performed its first ever concert. Since then the Band has gone from strength to strength and is now an established musical group of repute within the town. The Band takes its name from its adopted home, Alnwick Playhouse, where rehearsals take place on a weekly basis and where the Band performs its main concerts. The Band is very fortunate to have such an excellent venue as its base and is grateful for the continuous support it receives from the management and staff of the Playhouse.'

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'We are an award-winning musical theatre company ... performing excellent quality Broadway and West End shows year after year!'

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