There’s a strong Wighton interest in two upcoming concerts on board HMS Unicorn. We could not fit all the wonderful young musicians of the Northumbrian Ranters and the Tayside Young Fiddlers into the Wighton Centre so we asked our Unicorn friends if we could borrow their lovely old ship!
And, of course, Elisabeth Flett and Joanna Stark, who perform together as Shamblestone, are Wighton ‘bairns’, former students of whom we are immensely proud!
HMS UNICORN, Wednesday 30th October, 7.30pm – 10pm
The Northumbrian Ranters & Tayside Young Fiddlers
Great music from brilliant young musicians
Tickets price £10/£5 Eventbrite on Unicorn Facebook page or website, 01382 200900 or at door
The Northumbrian Ranters and Tayside Young Fiddlers are teaming up to bring an evening of beautiful traditional music at HMS Unicorn.
The Northumbrian Ranters is made up of talented young traditional musicians from across Northumberland and Newcastle. Their aim is to promote and raise the profile of traditional music both in the area and further afield.
The ensemble is made up of fiddles, Northumbrian pipes, cello, harp, accordion, flute, guitar and keyboard and their music is made up of both traditional sets from Northumberland and around the world.
Tayside Young Fiddlers is a dynamic and energetic organisation that nurtures young people from Dundee and the surrounding area’s interest in traditional Scottish fiddle music and offers superb ontuition and opportunities to make new friends, learn performance skills and meet and learn from some of the best fiddle players and musicians on the Scottish scene.
Saturday 9th November 2pm – 3pm
Shamblestone at HMS Unicorn (in the Captain’s Cabin)
Tickets £9/£5 by Eventbrite on Unicorn Facebook page or website
Hailing from North East Fife, Elisabeth and Joanna have been performing together since 2008. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo.
Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Three’s A Crowd (Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 Youth Hub Band Artists) and have performed across the UK ever since. Notable performances include Eden Festival 2016, Verdant Works Lunchtime Concert Series (2017), Simple Sounds Sessions (2018), Music At The Mill 2017, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and competing as Semi-Finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo.