SSFC resident singers' and musicians' material is mostly traditional, as are most of the guest performers we book, but we do like to hear other kinds of music as well, and very much appreciate visitors who perform contemporary, country, blues, or their own material. Even when our guest diary is full floor singers are especially welcome, as are new resident singers and musicians. It'll cost at least £5 each for admission to a guest night and £2 each for admission to a resident singers' and musicians' night. Membership is free and once you're on the list you'll get email updates etc., and you'll be at the beginning of the queue for special events tickets which may also be a special (probably more expensive) price.
n.b. Musicians who bring their own electrical equipment/amplification are required by The Customs House to have a PAT certificate for any such apparatus.
Cunningham 0191 510 1589, Brian Hunt 07971 828 465.
By email: Keith
Here's a few session type tunes. They were recorded stone cold sober in broad daylight with the computer microphone so they have no feeling and they're a bit approximate. I tried to play them slowly enough for those who don't know them to pick up the tunes. More to come when I find the rest of the files.
The Silver Spear
Out On The Ocean
The Tar Road to Sligo
The Humours of Tullyscreen
The Foxhunters Jig
The Battle Of Aughrim
Years ago at Cramlington FC we formed a ceilidh band and these three reels were used for one of our sets.
Spoot Skerry (Fitful Head)
The Wooden Dolly, by Barrie Temple
A Shetland version of Soldier's Joy
Pete Loud's Tunebook
The Mudcat Cafe Website
Digital Tradition titles etc.
A Barn Dance Repertoire
Richard Robinson's Tunebook
ConcertinaMusic.com Chemnitzer stuff
The abc musical notation language
The Living Tradition
The Musicians' Union
English folk and traditional music on the Internet
MusicalTraditions Internet Magazine
Flutes , Tin whistles
Jurgen Suttner Concertinas
C.Wheatstone & Co
The Music Room
Not only Concertina FAQbut also how to tune them! Have fun!
Concertina spotters' guide
Dave Mallinson Publications
The Hobgoblin Catalogue
Webfeet : English Ceilidh, Folk, Morris, French, Breton, and Cajun dance pages
The Morris Federation
The Morris Ring
The Shields GazetteContents
The Sunderland Echo
North-East Of England Regional Information Service
The Good Beach Guide What will you be swimming in? Read the Guide first!
Fauna and Flora Intenational
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Urban Regeneration and The Environment
The Carbon Trust
UK power website. Easy-to-use fuel tariff information.
The Information Commissioner's OfficeContents
Regen.net The information guide for regeneration partnerships
The Improvement and Development Agency
The Environment Agency
Locality (Communities ambitious for change)
Department of Energy and Climate Change
The Department of Culture, Media, and Sport
The Department for International Development
The Department for Transport
The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
The Department for Communities and Local Government (Formerly the ODPM)
The Department for Education
The Department for Work and Pensions
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills
HM Revenue and Customs
The Justice Department (Formerly the the Department for Constitutional Affairs (Formerly the Lord Chancellor's Department) )
The Durham Brewery in Bowburn
The Big Lamp Brewery in Newcastle
High House Farm Brewery in Matfen
Ouseburn Valley Brewery
The Mordue Brewery in North Shields
The Darwin Brewery in Hendon, Sunderland
The Hadrian and Border Brewery in Newcastle
The Bull Lane Brewing Company in the Clarendon, East End, Sunderland
The Jarrow Brewery in the Robin Hood
The Tyne Bank Brewery
The Maxim Brewery in Houghton-le-Spring