Despite the wintry temperatures the crowds were out in Jarrow at the weekend for the annual Medieval Fair. Hosted by Time & Tide Events, the day saw some fine historic displays and re-enactments from various groups including The Moss Troopers, with live music provided by Lowp and multi-instrumentalist Paul Martin.
For them that likes bagpipes, here is a video of the entire William Dixon Homecoming Concert from April last year, including our resident piper Iain. It’s a 2 hour marathon, so will keep you off the streets for a bit. Courtesy of the wonderful Sara Clark!
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Lowp played at Carnegie Hall Benwell & Bede’s World Yule Festival at the beginning of December, and in October at the Whitley Bay Northumbrian Pipers’ Teaching Week.
Next up is South Shields Folk Club on January 3rd
Lowp had a great day in Allendale Town at the Allen Valleys Folk Festival last Saturday. After an early start of breakfast and coffee in the Golden Lion with Chris Meredith & Watchtone and morning soundchecks with The Brothers Gillespie, the afternoon concerts in St Cuthbert’s Church were a musical treat. One of the highlights of the day, however, was the youth stage, with some amazing talent showing that trad music is in good hands in the North Pennines.
The festival is wonderfully organised and one of the friendliest we’ve been to, with a fantastic variety of acoustic and folk music, so make sure you put it in your diaries for next year.