On Wednesday 16 December, we are delighted to welcome well-known Tyneside Irish piper Joe Crane to present ‘Songs of the Ouseburn’. This is how Joe describes the evening we have in store:
‘In a nutshell the talk will be about some of the songs and music of the Ouseburn and Sandgate areas looking at the North Eastern songs, fiddle and Northumbrian Piping traditions which featured in the area and the Irish influx of the 1847/50s and some of the music hall characters of the 19th Century with plenty of songs and music – well, it is history but close to Christmas and we wouldn’t want to be too down in the dumps. I’ll be accompanied by my friend and colleague John McElroy and possibly a couple of others.’
There’ll be a bar, of course and It should be a great end to another successful year for Heaton History Group. Book early!
The event will take place at the Corner House, Heaton starting promptly at 7.30 pm. It is FREE to Heaton History Group members. Non-members pay £2. The doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm. Please book your place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org / 07443 594154. Until Wednesday 14 October, bookings will be accepted from Heaton History Group members only but any remaining after that will be open to all-comers.