Kathryn Tickell OBE Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, voice
Joe Truswell drums
Kate Young fiddle, voice
Amy Thatcher accordion, synths, voice, clog dancing
Kieran Szifris octave mandolin

Inspired by the dramatic, weatherbitten Northumbrian countryside, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening bring traditional regional tunes to life alongside brilliant new material. Blazing with fresh sounds and ancient influences, the expansive sonic textures the band creates make inventive use of percussion to unite the pipes, accordion and mandolin riffs. During her illustrious career Kathryn Tickell has recorded 16 albums, performed with Sting, Evelyn Glennie and Joanna MacGregor, twice won “Musician of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and was awarded an OBE in 2015.

6.45pm FreeStage performance by Bath Youth Folk Band
Bar Open Late