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2 hours (including interval)
Wednesday 6 October, 7.30pm
'The Darkening' is the Northumbrian name for twilight, but this band’s music blazes fiercely, invoking the dark, powerful, sounds of Ancient Northumbria and broadcasting them to the modern world.
Their inspiration comes from the wild, dramatic, weather-bitten quintessentially Northumbrian countryside along Hadrian’s Wall; yet almost 2000 years ago, that same landscape was inhabited by people from around the world, worshipping different gods and following different customs.
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening embrace that global perspective, bringing some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life, intermingling new material and binding all together with contemporary resonance and attitude.
A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire.” fRoots
Image couresy of Georgia Claire