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There are thousands of songs sitting in folk archives just waiting to be sung – but where do you start? Emily Portman will teach some of her favourite songs from the archives and discuss how to find your own hidden gems.
This workshop is suitable for singers of all abilities, no experience in folk music is necessary. Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player hailed as ‘one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences’ (Uncut).
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...