The Cumbrian Duo: Music of Cumberland and Westmorland

Friday 6 October 2017

Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: £7

Children go for £1* We want to encourage families to enjoy the live music experience together, so we are now offering tickets to under-17s for just £1 when booked with an adult paying full price (at select gigs).

As we head into the autumn and winter, we have a great line-up of live music for you including this night of traditional folk tunes from The Cumbrian Duo.


Our converted miners' shower-block is a wonderfully intimate performance space to enjoy a gig. See classical guitarist Ed Heslam and harpist Jean Altshuler combine to bring to life these decades, sometimes centuries old Cumberland and Westmorland folk songs. There'll be some well-known tunes alongside rarities in this stimulating and entertaining set.


As well as their recently released CD, The Music of Cumberland and Westmorland, they have published an anthology of Cumbrian music and are collecting an ever expanding repertoire of music from old manuscripts, focussing on pre 20th century music. Some of the sources to date include manuscripts by Joseph Barnes, Robert Harrison, William Irwin (as copied by Anne Gilchrist) and James lishman. Through their own research and by exploring the Cumbria County Archive, the Armitt Museum in Ambleside and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in London the collection of tunes is evergrowing. 


Enjoy a trip back into time with two superb musicians, armed with some great songs from our own shared heritage.


*Under-17 tickets for £1 T&Cs: All under-17s must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of two £1 tickets can be purchased per one full price adult ticket. Proof of age may be required. Not all gigs may be suitable for young children and not all gigs are included in this offer - check individual webpages for details or contact us for advice

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