Kathryn TickelL & David Almond With Amy Thatcher
Saturday 21st October
Seated venue (reserved)
With - Young Waters
These artists’ work grows from the landscape, language, history and strange beauty of the north. With the drive of David’s storytelling and Kathryn’s love of the traditions of her native Northumbria, the poetic power of language and music come together. On stage Kathryn and David are joined by accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher, to bring you a memorable event combining stories, songs and, of course, irrepressible music.
Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, educator, performer and successful recording artist. Over a career spanning 25 years she has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE
for services to folk music.
David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, The Savage, The Tightrope Walkers, A Song for Ella Grey and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include The Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, The Eleanor Farjeon Award, The Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world’s most prestigious prize for children’ authors. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and lives in Northumberland.
“I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape.” Richard Morrison, The Times