Latest Folkestra Stories

2008-07-20 18:00:23

A NEW work from Kathryn Tickell is the highlight of a day devoted to folk music during this year's series of Proms concerts. The Northumbrian traditional music specialist and composer has written the finale involving all the live event's performers. It is the first time there has been a folk day during the classical musical event. The day includes performances from The Sage Gateshead's ground- breaking Folkestra. BBC PROMS 2008 FOLK DAY, BBC Radio 3, today, 3.30pm. (c) 2008...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

Folk musician Kathryn Tickell is performing at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival before heading to the BBC Proms in London. And Gloucestershire Media has a pair of tickets for her concert on July 11 to be won. Kathryn is a composer and performer whose work is deeply connected to the landscape and people of Northumberland, in particular the North Tyne Valley where many of her relatives still play traditional music. Since her first album was released in 1986, when she was a teenager,...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.