Alnwick International Music Festival


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Sunday 30th July

Americana Night

Northumberland Hall 7:30-10:00pm

Tickets only £7, drinks bar

New for 2017:

Trans-Atlantic rhythms from old time country to bluegrass, with Tom O’Donnell, Pistol Pete & Dave Wearn and others.


Evening Events at the 2017 Festival - with online booking options

Thursday 3rd  August

Celtic Evening

Alnwick Playhouse 7:30-10:00pm

 …with headliners AWRY fusing acoustic instruments with soundscapes and Gaelic language; Fifty Shades of Blue playing variations on folk, bluegrass and blues; and Fosbrooks youth dance group from Stockport near Manchester - noted for unique step dancing displays.



Saturday  29th July

Ceilidh Night

Northumberland Hall 7:30-10:00pm

Tickets only £7, drinks bar.

Our 1st event: a lively dance night with the irrepressible Jiginaboot Ceildih Band, with a caller to explain the moves. Great fun for all!

Friday 4th August

Northumbrians Entertain

Alnwick Playhouse 7:30-10:00pm

...with Bob Bolam (comic songs & tales), Jimmy Little (harmonica), legendary Ions family, superb local solo singer/guitarists, Paul Newman and David Ainsworth, mother and son duo Carole and Jamie Robb on Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, flute and guitar, and Anne Walton, champion clog-dancer.



Wednesday 2nd August

Family Ceilidh

Alnwick Town Hall 6:30-9:00pm.

Tickets only £3, pay on door

An early evening dance session for all ages, with live band  and a caller to explain the moves.  


Monday 31st July

Jazz & Blues Night

Alnwick Working Men’s Club 7:30-10:00pm Tickets £7, drinks bar

A great jazz and blues line up, including foot-stomping Pistol Pete Wearn, Jonny D and others.

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Tuesday 1st August

Tea Dance

Northumberland Hall 4:30-8:00pm

Tickets only £7

Take afternoon tea and enjoy a gentle Viennese waltz or Military Two-step to the Harmony Brass dance band. Includes a light tea.

Thursday 3rd  August

Poetry and Music Night

Alnwick Working Men’s Club 7:30-10:00pm, Free entry (thanks to sponsors). drinks bar

An intimate evening of poetry presented in person by Cumbrian poet Peter Edge and other fine contemporary poets from around  the region.


Saturday 5th August

International Evening

Alnwick Playhouse 7:30-10:00pm

Orlyk's Ukrainian dances combine harmonic melodies and punchy rhythms all performed in unique, handmade costumes which reflect the different regions in Ukraine. Plus local award-winning group Alnwicky will have the audience tapping along to their vibrant rhythms, and other festival performers.




Tuesday 1st August

Musicians Session

Working Men’s Club, 7:30-11.00pm

Audience tickets £3 on the door

Led by Carole & Jamie Robb - local and visiting musicians get together to share favourite tunes.



Wednesday 2nd August

Folk Night

Northumberland Hall 7:30-10:00pm Tickets £7, drinks bar

Performers include The Big Blue, four musicians featuring Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Bass, Percussion with tunes, songs, new and traditional.


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Three exciting performances  at Alnwick Playhouse:

Tickets £13, £12 or £10 (concs)

Saturday 29th July: Dance to Jiginaboot Ceilidh Band

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