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Regular north east live music gig guide:
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Live rock and blues bands: Black Bull, Bridge St. Morpeth, Northumberland. Telephone: 01670 512089
Chillingham Folk Club, 89-91 Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle. Residents and guest nights. Entry £1. 8.30pm. 1st and 3rd Fridays. Tel: 0191 2655915 for details.
Soul, Blues and rock music gigs: Barrels Ale House Bridge Street, Bridge Street, Berwick. TD15. Tel: 01289 308013.
Loosely Acoustic at the Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees. www.georgiantheatre.co.uk Tel: 01642 674115
Also at the Arc, Dovecot St. Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL: www.arconline.co.uk Tel: 01642 525199 Please check websites for dates and details as these vary.
Third Saturday of the month: LUSh Acoustic at The Tanners Arms. Alnwick. Lush regulars: Bill Read, Jamie Robb, David Ainsworth and Tom-Tom Beals are joined by special guests from all over the world of acoustic roots music. It's FREE to get in. Brilliant audience! 9pm till late.
It's a lovely place where folk meets blues and roots. Have a listen here at: LUSH Acoustic music
Please note: LUsh will play the 2nd Saturday in May at The Tanners Arms in Alnwick as the crew are all off to go wild inthe country at the Clennel Hall Folk festival for the thrid weekend of May: Clennel Hall Folk Festival
New blues and classic rock: The Wellwood Arms, High Street, Amble. Northumberland. Tel: 01665 710284.
Also: The Masons Arms, Woodbine St. Check for details: telephone 01665 712106
Saturdays: open mic night: Dudley Hotel, Market St. Dudley/Cramlington, Northumberland. 0191 2500289, 9pm. Free.
Live rock and blues at Bubbles Wine Bar (It rocks and it's free most nights), 58a Main Street, Ashington, Northumberland: live bands every Thursday and Saturday. Tel: 01670 850800. Check out their website:
Live music at Bubbles gig guide
The Plough Inn, Mitford, 1st Sunday of the month, trad music night. Bring a fiddle or yourself or both. Tel: 01670 760 512587. Free.
Blues, rock and acoustic music acts at the Sour Grapes, Morpeth, Northumberland. Tel: 01670 419069
Folk session: The Tap and Spile, Manchester St. Morpeth, Northumberland. Tel: (01670) 531492. Hosted by Keith on fidlle - gan and get some northumbrian music, free.
Singer-songwriters, guitarists and bands: The Acoustic Blues and folk night. The Smuggler's Bar, 3 Marine Walk, Sunderland. 0191 2610384. Free.
Acoustic Sundays at Mr. Lynch. Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle. 0191 281 3010. Start Time: 1pm.
Bluestone Folk Club. 8:00 pm, The Delaval Arms, Old Hartley, NE26 4RL.
Fortnightly: There's an acoustic music night at the North Terrace Pub, Spital Tongues, Newcastle. It's free to get in and it's a terrific pub.
Acoustic Open Mic night at the Borough Arms, 82 Bensham Road, Gateshead every Sunday evening, 8 Pm start
Basement Folk at the Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees. www.georgiantheatre.co.uk Tel: 01642 674115
Please check their website for dates and details as these vary.
Open mic night, every Sunday, at the Grand Hotel in
Hartlepool (The Grand Hotel Buskers Night). Anyone who comes are welcome to get up and play a few numbers, no matter what style or standard. All artists who play get a free pint.
Contact: Tony, Grand Hotel, Swainson Street, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS24 8AA.
Blues jam and open mike night: performers welcome. The Egypt Cottage, 117 City Road, Newcastle (beside the Quayside next to the old Tyne Tees Tv studios).
Bridge Folk Club, The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square (next to the High Level Bridge) Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. The oldest folk club in the country! Contact: 0191-232-6400. Email: email@example.com
Open mic night, The Magnessia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields. 0191 257 4831. 9pm. Free.
Songwriters and musicans night. Black Horse, Front St. Monkseaton. 0191 253 6931. 9pm. Free.
Singer-songwriters and players: open mic night, The Smuggler's Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland. 0191 5143844. Free.
Bar Pure and the Voodoo Rooms buskers night, Sunderland. Free pint for players. Tel: 0191 5655521. 8pm. Free.
Open mic night, Floaters Mill, Woodburn Village, Fencehouses, Houghton le Spring. 0191 385 6695. 9pm. Free.
4th Monday. The Ship at Low Newton by the sea. Traditional folk session, singers and new folk artists: get up and do a turn. Tel: Jack on 01665 722835
2nd Monday. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe, Berwick upon Tweed. Details as above.
Open mike night with Bob Davison at Bubbles, Ashington. 8pm. Free entry. Free food, great PA, very friendly!
Acoustic buskers night at the Black Pearl, Front Street, Newbiggin by the sea. Northumberland.
Acoustic night: Bernaccia, 1 The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne. 8pm. Performers contact Simma at firstname.lastname@example.org info: 07973268762
Fiddles, pipes, guitars and more at The Tuesday Tradition, free live acoustic folk music, The Irish Centre,43-49 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Big Jam: The Egypt Cottage, 117 City Road, next to old Tyne Tees studios, Newcastle. Tel: 0191 2320218. Free.
Buskers night. Keelboat, Stockfold, Fatfield, Washington. 0191 4160406. 9pm. Free.
Acoustic Buskers night. Hogs Head, Sadler Street, Durham, 8.30pm. Free.
Echo Acoustic night: Echo, Chillingham Rd. Heaton, Newcastle. Telephone: 0191 2400614. Free. 8.30pm.
Cramlington Folk Club. The Hind, Cramlington. 8pm: 01670-715106 or 01670-712558. Email: email@example.com
Buskers night, The Rose and Crown, 491 Prince Edward Road, South Shields. Tel: 0191 4975441. 9pm. Free.
Third Wed. of the month: Northumbria music session at the Fleece Inn, Alnwick. Contact Adrian 01665 606033 or Norman 01665 574345.
Hosted by own Peter Desmond. Free homemade broth & crusty bread from 9:30pm. Open mic night at the Kings Arms, Seaton Sluice, Tyneside 0191 237 0275
Buskers night at the Centurion, Central Station, Newcastle, Telephone: 0191 232 0286. Time - not sure. Free.
Not sure if this is back running... please ring them first. Pirate musicians welcome at the Black Pearl Buskers night, Newbiggin by the Sea. There's a PA. No plank. It's Free.
1st Thursday of the month: Tanners Arms acoustic session, Alnwick: small PA, an intimate crowd and top crack! It's hot, it's stowd off and it's Free! Tel: 01665 602553.
Live rock and blues at Bubbles Wine Bar (It rocks and it's free most nights), 58a Main Street, Ashington, Northumberland: live bands every Thursday and Saturday. Battle of the bands Monday nights, acustic session open to all on Wednesdays. Tel: 01670 850800. Check out their website:
Live music at Bubbles gig guide
Rothbury Accordion and fiddle club. Queens head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Features guest acts like The Roddy Matthews Band. Membership: £7. Entrance: members £2, visitors £3.
DharmaBanana: The Punchbowl, Jesmond Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - free entry: Live open mic night chenanigans, your chance to get up and play in the music in the toon!
Kitchen Session. Egypt Cottage pub. 117 City Road, Newcastle. 8pm. £tbc. Telephone: 0191 232 0218.
The Side Sessions: Acoustic music night, Side cafe, 1-3 The Side, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne. 8pm. Free. Tel: 0191 261 4224.
Singer-songwriters and more: Acoustic Blues n folk night.The Smuggler's Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland. 0191 2610384. Free.
Steve Daggett's open mic night: Join the Lindisfarne maestro for great acoustic songs at The Holystone pub, Holystone, near Whitley Bay, TYne and Wear. 8.30pm start.
Acoustic Open Mic Night at the Borough Arms, 82 Bensham Road, Gateshead every Thursday evening, 8 Pm start.
Rothbury Roots, Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, Northumberland. Folk and world roots music monthly gigs.
Tel: 01669 620470.
Live music at the Playhouse, Alnwick. Tel: 01665 510785 :
Live music at Alnwick playhouse.
The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Northumberland TD15 1AJ. (01289) 330999.
More Northumberland folk club nights (fortnightly and monthly)
Thursdays. Ashington Folk Club. at The Institute, Institute Road next to Ashington Leisure centre. Northumberland NE63 8HP. Entry 1 quid. 1st and 3rd Thursdays: open floor spot nights and guest nights. 8.30pm.
Telephone: Pat Yeowart: 077916 55739
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristan)
Alnwick Pipers, second Thursday of the month at the Plough Inn, Alnwick. 8pm. Contact Alma Landles 01665 575232
Glendale Accordian and Fiddle Club. Meet on the third Thursday of month from September to April at 7.30pm at the Black Bull Hotel, Wooler. Northumbrian and trad British folk music. Musicians and listeners welcome. Admission includes supper. Contact Sheila Smailes 01668 281535.
Regular Northumbrian folk music events, dance theatre and film nights take place the the Alnwick Playhouse, Bongate Without, Alnwick. It's a gorgeous theatre! Telephone: 01665 510785.
Netherton Folk Club - held in a village hall in the beautiful village of Netherton. It's on at least once a month, details do vary so check the website: New folk songs and traditional folk tunes at Netheton
Contact: Jack: 01669 630258 or 01669 631030
The Gate, Forestburn Gate, Netherwitton/Rothbury. Local crack and poetry and music, last Wednesday of the month. Accordions sometimes on the first Saturday - check for details on 01669 620643
Gig details and music news at The Crack magazine
world music at The Sage centre
New bands and cracking indie rock sounds at Carling Academy
World roots blues and dub music: The Jumpin hot Club:
Live music for students and the public at:
Newcastle University Union gigs
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