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feastoffiddles20.jpg (POSTPONED) See this bunch on the fiddle

(Postponed until Saturday 24th April 2021)

Feast of Fiddles are a supergroup of fiddlers! It’s true! And they’ll be cooking up a real storm when they visit the north-east for two (TWO!) hot dates in early April.

Feast of Fiddles was born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one-off special concert. Since then the band have done 26 spring tours, 25 festivals and have seven albums under their collective belt. So much for a one-off. And this bunch of folk-rock legends really know how to put on a show with a huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span, Gigspanner), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Joe Brown Band) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. The show features all the individuals in a wide range of ensemble pieces – instrumental and vocal – for a live experience that is like no other. Get ready for some sizzle.

Feast of Fiddles: Thursday 2 April, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, 7.30pm, £20, queenshall.co.uk; Friday 3 April, Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, £21, alnwickplayhouse.co.uk