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Music @ ACW

Arts Centre Washington has a thriving live music programme:

The first Saturday of the month we play host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club,

The Catalyst Collective is a project created by Arts Centre Washington and supported by Sunderland Music Hub with funding from Arts Council England and The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Our aim is to develop emerging musicians and bands through supported sessions and workshops. Our sessions take place at Arts Centre Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and are available to 14 – 25 year olds.  Find out More 

Some of the regions most exciting new bands take to the stage at Hothouse

Add to this our Recording Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, and participatory activities such as Beat It (drum circle for 8 - 12 year olds) summer schools and our community choir all help make Arts Centre Washington a hub for musicians in the region.

What's On:

The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Kieran Halpin

06 May 2017

A highly accomplished songwriter, Kieran is one of the hardest working musicians on the folk scene and is constantly touring.  He's a perennial visitor to the Davy Lamp  and it’s great to have him back! 

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Songs from Sunderland - One Voice Community Choir

23 May 2017

Listen to the community choir sing songs from the region and join in with a sing-a-long session.
Pay what you decide

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The Mile Roses

03 June 2017

First time at the Davy Lamp for this brand new collaboration of three well-known and respected performers. The trio is fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene and we are very glad to welcome them. Edwina Hayes, Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth will be performing contemporary British folk music with a nod to Nashville. Expect some glorious close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle.

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Vin Garbutt - CANCELLED

03 June 2017

CANCELLED
Unfortunately, Vi has had to cancel due to  a pre-arranged hospital visit.  He'll now be with us on Saturday, 2nd December.

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Clouds Harp Quartet

09 June 2017

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled - Hopefully Clouds Harp Quartet will visit Arts Centre Washington in the future.  For more information visit  http://cloudsharpquartet.com/

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My Generation

23 June 2017

Back by popular demand! Take a trip back to the golden age of Rock n Roll! A nostalgic 60s show featuring the popular hits from the Peace and Love Generation. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Searchers, Hollies, Dave Clark 5, Tremeloes, Kinks, Foundations, and many more including a special tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A show not to be missed!

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Tom McConville with Andy Watt and Chris Newman

01 July 2017

A special treat!  Our great mate Tom and  Chris are old friends who've played together on and off over the years.Tom's an amazing fiddle player and distinctive singer and Chris is one of the most talented guitarists on the planet.  Andy is one of the new batch of incredibly talented young performers with which the folk scene is currently blessed.  They're all getting together tonight  just for us. Don't miss this one!

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Pass it On Tour: Alistair Anderson & Northlands + Folkestra

13 July 2017

The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra – tunes and songs from the collections and living memories of North East tradition will being brought to life!

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Billy Mitchell

07 October 2017

Billy is a great friend of the Davy Lamp and a wonderful singer and musician – as well as being a good laugh.   Billy has been very busy touring wiy the Pitman Poets recently and has just returned from a trip round the world. Welcome back!  We're in for a great night.

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Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

04 November 2017

Two consummate entertainers unite for an evening of outstanding song and music.  Anthony John is one of the top songwriters on the folk scene and he's joined by Dave, the legendary Fairport Convention multi-instrumentalist.

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The Folk Degree Students en Masse

18 November 2017

Welcome to the Students from Newcastle University's Folk Degree. They will play in a variety of sets with some beautiful vocal arrangements.
No need to book, just pay on the door.

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Vin Garbutt

02 December 2017

Vin had to cancel his last gig with us for pre-arranged surgery, but he's now fit and well again and in great form. He is quite simply the biggest draw on the British folk scene and a huge name around the world, too. The Teessider has his own brand of off-the-wall humour which he blends with some of the most heart-rending songs you'll ever hear. Come and see a master at work! No need to book, just pay on the door. Come early to guarantee entry!

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