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  • DateWednesday 11th Jul '18
  • Time7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • WhereChapel FM Arts Centre Map
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Accessibility criteria*

  • Accessible car-parking
  • Induction Loop available
  • Wheelchair access

* Other Access Details available on request

We are really pleased to be able to bring more excellent folk music to Chapel FM with Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin with support from NIDD.

Fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and superb Scottish guitarist Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship, holding listeners spellbound with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland. As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle and guitar. Their long-term collaboration has led to a deep and instinctive understanding of each other’s musical interpretations resulting in uplifting and joyous performances.

In their July tour "Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds" Stewart & Frank will perform traditional and self-penned material from their new album The Gift alongside tunes from their critically acclaimed debut duo album Root2, exemplifying the very best of partnerships between fiddle and guitar.

"Hardy and McLaughlin show themselves to be players of immense empathy and spirit.” Oz Hardwick, R2

"Hardy brings a terrific range of colourful expression to his playing… and McLaughlin is both an imaginative accompanist and an assured tunesmith… All in all, Root2 is a treasure chest of traditional music making, with every listen revealing new riches.” Rob Adams, Herald Scotland

“North-East England fiddler Stewart Hardy and Scots guitarist and piper Frank McLaughlin take an unhurried yet masterly approach in this sweet-sounding album of traditional and self-composed tunes…" Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman.

Masterclass opportunity

Stewart and Frank are offering the opportunity of a masterclass for young people on the afternoon of the performance on 11 July between 4.15 and 5.30pm. The workshop would be based on repertoire and for mixed instruments. The cost will be £10 to include entrance to the evening gig. Fill in the form if you are interested.

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This hugely skilled and energetic (but still distressingly young) six piece folk collective are quickly carving out a notable reputation on the live circuit


The Bum’s Rush

Sun 10th Dec '17, 12:00am

This hearty troupe of folk peddlers get you up on your feet, singing and clapping along with a brace of original and traditional songs, all with a twist of good-humour and undeniable passion



Sat 9th Dec '17, 3:00pm

Stramash play a mix of traditional English, Irish and Canadian music, plus original tunes with a folk inflection. Stramash is a Gaelic word meaning ‘disturbance’