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The Furrow Collective + Brìghde Chaimbeul with Aidan O'Rourke + Jock Tyldesley & Vera Van Heeringen (Hudson Records Takeover)


Part of Folk on the Tyne

Venue: Sage Two In The Round: Please note the stage will be located in the centre of the hall for this event. All seating is unreserved.


Hudson Records takeover continues into the evening with special unplugged sets in-the-round featuring Hudson Records artists Furrow Collective, Jock Tyldesley & Vera Van Heeringen and River Lea’s Brìghde Chaimbeul.

The Furrow Collective
The Furrow Collective is an English/Scottish band consisting of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry of the England, Scotland and beyond and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. In recognition of their innovative approach, The Furrow Collective were awarded the accolade of 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Group’, hot on the heels of the release in late 2016 of their second album, Wild Hog (also on Hudson Records).

‘A masterclass in folk tradition’ The Observer

Brìghde Chaimbeul
Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye musician and piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland.

Brìghde launched her debut album on River Lea Records ‘The Reeling’ at a special concert at Celtic Connections 2019. The record is inspired by old tunes from gaelic song and canntaireachd traditions, as well as global piping traditions that have been of significant influence to Brìghde’s music

“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.” Folk Album of the Month – The Guardian

Jock Tyldesley & Vera Van Heeringen

Jock and Vera are two of the finest Old Time and Cajun musicians in the UK, currently living in the Welsh hills near Oswestry, their energy and passion for music is second to none.

Vera has released two self-penned solo albums, with a third on the way, featuring the likes of Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Kellert and Kris Drever. Jock is perhaps best known for his fiddling in Cajun bands such as The Flatville Aces and the Bearcats, as well as his long-time passion for Southern Appalachian old time fiddling, touring worldwide with his regular bands and US acts such as Eddie LeJeune, The Dirk Powell Band, Martha Scanlan. Jock and Vera’s more off-the-wall musical antics have been as members of The New Rope String Band and The Chipolatas. They also produce the folk scene’s most in demand food product, Jock’s Hot Sauce!

Stage Times

8pm – Jock Tyldesley & Vera van Heeringen

8.30pm – 9pm – interval

9pm – Brighde Chaimbeul

9.30pm – 10pm – interval

10pm – 10.45pm – Furrow Collective