World renowned folk musician and Folkworks Artistic Director Alistair Anderson is turning sixty. An inspiration himself, Alistair has collaborated with – and been inspired by – an extraordinarily diverse range of amazing musicians, some of whom join him tonight: already confirmed are the great singer/songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson; award-winning folk guitarist Martin Simpson; jazz trombonist Annie Whithead plus guitarist Jennifer Maidman; members of Northern Sinfonia including leader, Bradley Creswick; 422, The Farne Islands Band, Katie Doherty, Newcastle Kingsmen Rapper, plus star clog dancers and special surprise guests. This unmissable event gives audiences a chance to celebrate the contribution Alistair has made to the musical life of the region and beyond.
My partner Rosie, who now lives in Newcastle, went to it and told me afterwards that it was an absolutely superb evening. Congratulations Alistair. You have been an inspiration to many aspiring concertina players, including myself. Long may you continue.
Edited by Chris Drinkwater, 18 May 2008 - 08:53 PM.