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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:

SOUND BITES - A Family Friendly Interactive Musical Extravaganza!

31 May 2018

Free Entry // 11am-3pm // 31 May // Arts Centre Washington
You’re invited to explore the Arts Centre with an interactive musical trail leading you to drop in family workshops spanning the venue.

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Classic Albums Unplugged - U2 ‘The Joshua Tree’

01 June 2018

Classic Albums unplugged is a new Acoustic music event celebrating great albums and artists.  Classic songs striped back to their basic and performed by host musician and performer Pete Peverley along with a guest musician

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Roy Bailey

02 June 2018

Roy has one of the finest voices in the folk world and has a large, widespread and very loyal following worldwide.He began singing as far back as 1958 but is still one of the big draws on the folk scene. With a repertoire of fantastic songs on social issues, Roy has worked with everyone who’s anyone over the years, including the likes of the great Pete Seeger.  He’s a very old friend of the club and we are very happy to have him back.

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Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra

09 June 2018

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestraplay their own unique brand of WesternSwing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country or‘North Eastern Swing’ as they’ve coinedit. Influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangementsand original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by RobHeron, a crazy fool for country music anda full time dandy cowboy.

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My Generation

15 June 2018

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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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

The Mighty Doonans

07 July 2018

A change from our usual programme in January, our old mates from Jarrow (and beyond) will be strutting their stuff in a summer gig.  All the usual - great music, songs and dancing and great craic!  Come early to avoid disappointment!

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Acoustic Mac + Acoustic Beatles

21 July 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows preview - see two shows for the price of one
Edinburgh Fringe sell out artists come to Arts Centre Washington.

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Blackmore’s Blood

29 September 2018

A tribute to the magic of Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple to Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

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