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Kathryn Tickell & Friends – Beyond Kielder Side

Kathryn and her musical friends celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first album release ‘On Kielder Side’.

Kathryn first took up the Northumbrian smallpipes at the age of nine, inspired by her family and the music of an older generation of traditional musicians. The stories of the people that lived and worked in rural Northumberland were part of her childhood and her personal evocation of this is heard in the traditional tunes and songs that she brings to audiences all over the world.

Kathryn has released seventeen of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, Jacob Collier, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta and many others. She has twice won “Musician of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was awarded the OBE in 2015 for services to folk music. Kathryn currently tours with her band ‘The Darkening’ and she is a presenter for BBC Radio 3’s ‘Music Planet’.

“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

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Kathryn Tickell & Friends – Beyond Kielder Side

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund


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