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For this special show, Newcastle-based Ditte Elly will perform alongside a 10-piece orchestra and choir, and will explore the history, myth and beauty of the North East through her new work; The North Sea Project.
The culmination of 3 years of development; the work is a collection of songs specific to the North East, combining masterful song-writing with tales of the Viking invasion, the siege of Newcastle, shipwrecks at Tynemouth and sea swimming in King Edwards Bay.
The project has been made possible due to support from the Alan Hull Fund, North East Funds for the Arts, Sage Gateshead and Arts Council England. Hear Ditte Elly’s debut album, ‘Songs’, released earlier this year.
Support comes from Newcastle singer-songwriter Jake Houlsby. Described by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne as “sublime”, Jake is a master at weaving haunting soundscapes using just voice and intricate guitar melodies. His sincere songwriting and adaptable playing style has seen him play with artists as diverse as Gaz Coombes, The Lone Bellow and Paper Aeroplanes.
New Year New Artists in association with NARC. Magazine
Bring in 2017 with Sage Gateshead and celebrate both new and emerging artists alongside established big names. Keep your eye out for our very first New Year New Artists festival as well as stand out performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, LeAnn Rimes, Martha Wainwright, King Creosote and many...
Friday 27 January & Saturday 28 January See the stars of the future in a two day festival. New Year New Artists brings together rising stars from indie, folk, jazz and classical. Open your ears to new music and support these young artists of tomorrow, and say you saw them here...
Sage Gateshead welcomes some of the finest indie and alternative rock bands from across the world.