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Forster Charlton Commemorative Concert

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:20 pm
by Richard Heard
Hello,
I'd like to let everyone know about the Gateshead Council / NPS Concert commemorating Forster Charlton and his Music will be held on Thursday, 22nd November at 7:30pm.
It takes place in an excellent venue: St Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU, which is the beautifully restored church at at the south end of the Tyne Bridge. The cost is only £5.00 - tickets at the door.

The location is central and easily reached, and although parking is limited at the Heritage Centre there are several convenient car parks on both sides of the river.

Forster Charlton was a fiddler, a piper, a composer, and a great champion of Northumbrian music. The concert will be an affectionate portrayal in reminiscences and music of him and his musical legacy. Artists appearing are: The High Level Ranters, Joe Crane, Neil Smith and members of Robson's Choice, Kevin Doonan, Anthony Robb, Dave McQuade, Andy May

Several of his tunes are still often played, and appear in various NPS tune books.

I hope that people within reach of the concert will come - it should be a great evening, as Forster Charlton had an enormous impact on Northumbrian music generally and on piping particularly, and the concert is made up of excellent players who knew him and played with him, or who represent his legacy.
Richard