Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 12-14 July 24

Community-run festival celebrating Northumbrian & other traditions of music, dance & poetry in Rothbury, the heart of Coquetdale. www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk has full details of the weekend including unticketed events (free outdoor stage, workshops, sessions, competitions) but book early for the events below to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale from 9am on the 1st of May here, or in-person from Tully's, on Rothbury High Street, where you can also pick up a free event programme.

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Ceilidh Dance at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2024

Friday 12 July 2024
Kick off your festival weekend in fun and energetic style at our ceilidh dance with the Band and bar provided by Rothbury's very own micro-pub, The Narrow Nick. All ages are welcome and no previous ceilidh-dancing experience is necessary as ace 'caller' Ruth Brown will guide you through the dances. The most fun you can have with comfortable shoes on!
Jubilee Hall
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Rothbury Traditional Music festival presents the Wilsons

Saturday 13 July 2024
A rare chance to see the Wilsons in the north.
St. Agnes Catholic Church
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Acoustic Concert at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2024

Saturday 13 July 2024
This early evening concert, in the beautiful setting and amazing acoustic of All Saints church, showcases unplugged sets from headline acts, local favourites, competition winners and special guests. Children go free. Artists to include amongst others:
All Saints Church
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Mart Concert at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2024

Saturday 13 July 2024
Guaranteed top quality traditional music, dance and spoken word in the unique atmosphere of Rothbury's old livestock Mart, with a bar provided by local micro-pub, The Narrow Nick. This concert is legendary and tickets usually sell out well in advance of the event. Don't miss out and book in advance online. Those in the know bring a cushion! Artists to include the following with some surprises and guests along the way: Rothbury Highland Pipe Band
The Old Mart
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Welcoming Organ at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2024

Sunday 14 July 2024
A unique concert featuring All Saints Rothbury's fantastic organ and one-off collaborations between festival artists. End your festival wonderfully.
All Saints Church
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Welcome to Scandinavia Concert at Rothbury Festival 2023

Sunday 16 July 2023
This year's festival has a distinctly Scandi flavour, featuring artists from even further north than Northumberland! This concert will highlight these wonderful performers in the glorious acoustics of All Saints Church - come along to hear swooping fiddles, flute, resonant saxophone, Northumbrian pipes, piano and more as The Bremers (Sweden), Esko Jarvala (Fin) and Andy May (UK) present the stirring folk music of the Scandinavian countries. Don't miss this one-off opportunity to finish your festival weekend with a bit of northerly flair. Featuring: The Bremers (Sweden); Esko Jarvela (Finland) and Andy May (UK).
All Saints Church
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Mart Concert at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2023

Saturday 15 July 2023
Guaranteed top quality traditional music, dance and spoken word in the unique atmosphere of Rothbury's old livestock Mart, with a bar provided by local micro-pub, The Narrow Nick. This concert is legendary and tickets usually sell out well before the event. Don't miss out and book in advance online - those in the know bring a cushion! Artists to include the following with some surprises and guests along the way: TRIP Sam Carter Esko Jarvela (Finland) Katie MacNally & Neil Pearlman (USA) Ape House The Bremers (Sweden) Graham Pirt Chris & Steve Wilson Di Henderson Rothbury Highland Pipe Band
The Old Mart
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Acoustic Concert at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2023

Saturday 15 July 2023
This early evening concert, in the beautiful setting and amazing acoustics of All Saints church, showcases unplugged sets from headline acts, local favourites, competition winners and special guests. Children go free. Artists to include amongst others: Katie MacNally & Neil Pearlman Ape House Chris & Steve Wilson
All Saints Church
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Graham Pirt Presents The Miners' Union at Rothbury Festival

Saturday 15 July 2023
A rare chance to see Graham Pirt's multi-media show telling the story of the Miners' Union; featuring songs and readings from the earliest time of mining, accompanied by pictures and engravings of events through to the death of the industry. Graham has performed this show a number of times since the strike in 1984 and it has always been very well received: "Graham’s presentation delves back to the history of the industry in the 13th century, and covering the tumultuous industrial struggles of the 20th century and the final demise of coal mining . It’s a touring show and well worth booking." - Morning Star
Jubilee Hall
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Ceilidh Dance at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2023

Friday 14 July 2023
Kick off your festival weekend in fun and energetic style at our ceilidh dance with the Nathan Armstrong Band and a bar provided by Rothbury's very own micro-pub, The Narrow Nick. All ages are welcome and no previous ceilidh-dancing experience is necessary as ace 'caller' Ruth Brown will guide you through the dances. The most fun you can have with comfortable shoes on!
Jubilee Hall