- What's On
- Next 7 Days
- Show Me Everything
- Current Events Diary
- Gateshead International Jazz Festival
- SummerTyne Americana Festival
- Great Exhibition of the North
- Classical Season
- New Year New Artists
- For Families
- Festivals & Series
- Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Folkworks Summer Schools
- BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
- Courses, Classes and Workshops
- News & Blogs
- Your Visit
- About Us
- Venue Hire
After losing her voice in the late 70s, folk legend Shirley Collins hasn’t performed in 35 years. However this March the revered singer and song collector will take to the Sage One stage as part of Folkworks: Pass It On Festival.
Still relevant today, she counts the likes of Graham Coxon, Billy Bragg, Stewart Lee, Jonny Greenwood and Angel Olsen as huge fans. Don’t miss out on seeing this landmark performance
Legendary folk singer Shirley Collins created the most unexpected wave of excitement in November by releasing Lodestar, her first album in 38 years on the influential Domino label. Growing up in Hastings, Sussex with her sister Dolly, Shirley was heavily involved in the early folk revival, recording the two seminal albums Sweet England and False True Lovers.
Her long awaited return to recording has produced on Lodestar, a collection of English and American songs dating from the 16th century to the 1950s. For this highly anticipated performance as part of the Folkworks Pass Is On Festival, Shirley will be joined by her own band and the show will also feature special guest sets from among others, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts.
“Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England’s greatest cultural treasures.” Billy Bragg
Ticket holders get FREE access to:
Pre-concert talk with Shirley Collins
Join us for a pre-concert talk in The Barbour Room with Shirley Collins, in conversation about her remarkable career and her experiences collecting, singing and passing on traditional song. Free to ticket holders – subject to availability.
An exclusive short concert from Cath and Phil Tyler as part of the Pass it On Festival. Tickets are free exclusively to Shirley Collins ticket holders (subject to availability). Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.
Folkworks: Pass it On Festival is a celebration of local heritage through singing, music, dance and storytelling passed down from one generation to the next. Alongside performances in Sage One and Sage Two, expect a range of free activities to accompany the event, from heritage walks and a story...
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.