The Coble, The Kye & The Coal – songs reflecting the lives of Northumberland’s people
Voicemale have secured funding from the BBC Performing Arts Fund to work with Werca’s Folk on a vocal development project in Northumberland. The project will use song to explore and reflect on various aspects of Northumberland’s culture – be it rural, maritime or industrial.
At the core of the project are three events, which will be presented this summer in three very different locations in Northumberland. Each event consists of a full day workshop, led by Sandra Kerr (Werca’s Folk Musical Director and Graham Stacy (Voicemale’s Musical Director) followed by an evening concert given by the two choirs and the workshop participants. The workshop is suitable for any singer – including beginners. Music will be provided, but tunes and harmonies will be taught by ear – so it is not necessary to read music to take part.
The events take place on:
Saturday 29 June Workshop at Bamburgh Pavilion, 11 am – 5 pm. Concert at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. 7 pm
Saturday 6 July Workshop at Central Methodist Church, Blyth – 5.00 pm, Concert at thw same venue 7 pm
Saturday 14 September Workshop at Jubilee Hall, Rothbury11 am – 5 pm, Concert at the same venue 7 pm,