Genevieve Martin presents
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
'The Darkening’ is the Northumbrian name for twilight, but this band’s music blazes fiercely… Kathryn Tickell brings her stellar band to the stage.
The Darkening’s inspiration comes from the wild, dramatic, weather-bitten countryside along Hadrian’s Wall, which seems so quintessentially Northumbrian…and yet, 1900 years ago that same landscape was inhabited by people from the furthest reaches of the Roman Empire, worshipping different gods and following different customs.
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening embrace that global perspective, bringing some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life, intermingling them with new material and binding it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude.
Pipes, fiddles, lyres and voices conjure up tunes and songs from ancient Northumbria, bringing them to life with new com-positions and world-class musicianship.
PRESS + REVIEWS
“No one has evoked the landscape and traditions of Northumbria more affectingly than Kathryn Tickell; a champion of the Northumbrian pipes, she is steeped in the songs and mythology of the north-east.” - The Observer
2 x 45 minutes, plus interval
- Oct. 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now