Breakfast Folk @The Hexham Gathering

Breakfast Folk will be taking a break for a while, and for own last session we’re having an away-day – and taking BF to the Hexham Gathering, creating our own little fringe event! Please come and join us, spread the word and help us make this last-for-the-time-being session one to remember.

The wonderful Queen’s Hall have generously donated their White Room for us to use. We’ll be able to enjoy views of the park as we play, then saunter across the road to the Bandstand at 11.15 to enjoy all the inspiring young people performing.

So the details:
Saturday 26th May 2018
10am until 11.15am
At the Queen’s Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

The Hexham Gathering is a fabulous youth folk festival.

During the day – 11.30-3.30 – you can enjoy free music at the Bandstand from a wide range of groups, from middle school bands to newly-turned professionals embarking on their careers. At 1pm you can join in as Hexham’s own Hydroholics, together with Corbridge Middle School, host a short ceilidh. If wet, then bandstand performances will move inside the Queen’s Hall. The park and bandstand area is perfect for picnics, and there’s an excellent children’s play park on hand too. It’s a great family day out.
In the evening – 7.00pm – there’s an exciting concert in the Queen’s Hall with Pons Aelius, Eabhal and 4th Generation. Tickets £12.50/ £8.50 (student).
More details: https://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/hexham-gathering-2018?spektrix_bounce=true

The Queen’s Hall is a 5 minute walk from the new bus station and a little further from the train station.

Parking:
There is some time-limited on-street parking, and you may be lucky enough to get a space before it gets busy. However, if you are staying for the day the large Wentworth Car Park, next to Waitress and the Leisure Centre is the place to go. Most parking in Hexham is free, but you will need a disk if you use the short stay bays. There are signs explaining where you can get disks etc where they are required.

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Summer Break

Last session of the term this saturday (1st July) so don’t miss it!  There’s an extended summer break to encourage participation in the region’s family folk gatherings – Rothbury, Bellingham, Newcastleton to mention a few – then back to Breakfast Folk business on 9th September.

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Easter break

We’re taking a break for the Easter holidays – there’ll be no BF 15th or 22nd April. We’re back again on the 29th. But still a chance to get your family folk fix tomorrow morning (8th April)!

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Congratulations to Byron for playing his first tune at Breakfast Folk – Russian Girl (see SHEET MUSIC PAGE) was the highlight of this week’s session!

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