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August 26, 2006

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SoundWave Administration and Finance Assistant Wed Aug 23, 2006
Fancy a job in a music organisation? This 18.5 hr a week job could be for you.....

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2007
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2007
Are you aged between 15-20?
Do you perform folk, roots or acoustic music from any culture?

FREE music business course provided by Generator Thu Aug 3, 2006
The Knowledge - a complete music industry overview - is everything you ever needed to know to equip you for the industry

20th Tyneside Irish Festival gets the go-ahead
With Arts Council grant restored, the Festival scheduled for 12th-22nd October has assembled one of the most dynamic Festival line-ups in its 20 year history

New MA Community Arts Course Wed Jul 26, 2006
2 Scholarships each worth £1,000 available

First Blaydon Festival (Music at the Mill)
First Blaydon Festival (Music at the Mill)
A great weekend of music at Tyneside's own folk festival - 10th-11th June 2006

Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 2006
Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 2006 Mon May 15, 2006
There's only one thing to be doing from the 12th-16th July 2006

ExploreMusic's website is officially launched
ExploreMusic's website is officially launched
Thursday saw the official launch of ExploreMusic's online services, backed by DJ Raj Pannu currently touring the US with ColdCut

FARNE becomes new folk information service for the region
FARNE becomes new folk information service for the region
As well as an archive of the rich tradition of the region, FARNE is now also THE place to access all of the latest information on festivals, events, folk clubs, sessions, ceilidh bands and more

Folk Music Library Goes Online
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library collections are available online

The Music of James Hill - Talk by Graham Dixon on 14th May, 3pm
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to hear more about James Hill from local expert and author Graham Dixon.

abcd Annual Convention, 25-27 August 2006
If you lead choral singers, you can't afford to miss this year's abcd Convention at The Sage Gateshead

Naxos Access From Home
Take advantage of our subscription at your convenience

The Hills Are Alive
Take your singing to new heights with Lakeland Voice workshops

New Musicians Search at The Tyneside Irish Centre
The search is on for new Irish musicians

James Hill commemoration Tue Jan 17, 2006
Plans for Gateshead statue unveiled

Folk Britannia on BBC 4
New BBC series tracing the British folk revival since the Second World War

The Sage Gateshead One Year On
Celebrating its first anniversary this weekend

2 for 1 concert tickets when you join an ExploreMusic live webchat
Join one of ExploreMusic's live web chats in the new year and you'll automatically qualify for our exciting 2 for 1 ticket offer for selected concerts at The Sage Gateshead

ExploreMusic scoops national award
ExploreMusic has been highly commended in the Public Library Building Awards 2005.

The Sage Gateshead wins again!
Another award for The Sage Gateshead.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit The Sage Gateshead
They will spend a large part of their day visiting The Sage Gateshead, the new home for music, on Friday 14th October.

Live Online Chat...The Sage Gateshead's Classical Season
Discover more about the upcoming classical season at The Sage Gateshead by chatting to Simon Clugston, Performance Programme Director!

Sound Inventors Free Concert at The Sage Gateshead
The culmination of this fantastic composition project.

Solfest awarded £45,000!
Cumbria's biggest live music event awarded development grant.

Opportunities at The Sage Gateshead
Job's in the North's most exciting new music centre!

The Moveable Folksong: Traditions and Transitions
An WEA course examining the development of folksong from early ballady up to today's World Music.

Access Grove Music Online from home
Gateshead Library members can now access this fantastic music resource from the home

Radio Britfolk goes live
An on-line folk festival for your ears!

Tall Ships Maritime Music Mayhem
The Tall Ships festival is now well underway and there is still plenty to see and do down on Gateshead and Newcastle Quays - don't miss this historic festival!

Learn how to manage music projects...
Find out more about Music Leader North East's Project Management Course taking place from 4th - 25th July 2005

Sound Inventors
Are you between 12-18 with bags of enthusiasm for music? This could be the opportunity you've been waiting for...

Explore....local music history....
As part of local history month, take the opportunity to learn more about famous local music and musicians with ExploreMusic

Fiddles on Fire Resources
See what ExploreMusic can offer this weekend as part of this fantastic festival of gigs and workshops.

ExploreMusic & Steelbands North provide Steel Band Listings
ExploreMusic and Steelbands North have recently teamed up to provide an online list of steel bands in the region. Find out more about our listings service and Steelbands North.

Labour Party Conference Wed Feb 2, 2005
ExploreMusic closed to public visitors from 7th Feb - 13th Feb.

ExploreMusic - opens today!
Our new music information service for the region opens at 5pm today, and our website is now live....

Hundreds visit ExploreMusic!
The opening of our new service point this weekend has been a resounding success. Find out more...

Sense of Place North East Tue Oct 12, 2004
Working together across the region - launch of new regional portal.

Ned Corvan Comes to Morpeth Wed Oct 6, 2004
Keith Gregson presents

IMAGINE That! Fri Oct 1, 2004
Explore Tyne and Wear Museums' Collections Online.

The Sage Gateshead Tue Sep 7, 2004
Opening date announced!

Ballad of a Country Camera Tue Sep 7, 2004
Bridge pub, Newcastle

FARNE Fishing! Thu Sep 2, 2004
Fishing for songs? Check out Fish Tales to learn more about our fishing heritage ...

Well I Never! Fri Jul 9, 2004
A portal to the regions most exciting digital collections!

The History of Folksong Tue Jul 6, 2004
Find out what it's all about!

Robert Whitehead Mon Jun 21, 2004
This months Composer's Club

New partnerships for FARNE Sat Jun 19, 2004
Find out about FARNE's work with the Northern Grid for Learning.

Ceildh with Hedgehog's Skin Wed Jun 16, 2004
Not to be missed!

FARNE reviewed by Living Tradition Magazine! Wed May 19, 2004
Read the verdict ...


Musical Gateshead Wed May 5, 2004
FARNE celebrates Local History Month!

New collections for you! Wed Apr 7, 2004
New additions to the FARNE archive!

Exciting new digital archive launched today! Wed Apr 7, 2004
A photographic history of Tyneside.

Irish Night Thu Apr 1, 2004
A special Composer's Club dedicated to Irish music

Keith Summers Dies
Musical Traditions editor and folk song collector Keith Summers died earlier this morning.

FARNE helps uncover lost treasure! Wed Mar 24, 2004
Famous painting of Newcastle characters surfaces at Cambridge auctioneers.

Folkworks Absolute Beginners Thu Mar 18, 2004
Fancy learning a new instrument, song or tune? Head to Ryton this weekend.

Kathryn Tickell on Tour Thu Mar 11, 2004
Kathryn Tickell and Newcastle University Folk Degree students hit the road!

Still Free and Completely Legal
Recent news stories have announced that internet users who download music illegally face having their computers seized under a new crackdown on piracy. We would like to assure users that there are no such problems here.

Old Songs for New Times - Online
- Sandra Kerr's recent Newcastle lecture is available on line.

The Great Northern Roadshow Wed Mar 3, 2004
Pauline Cato, Tom McConville and Terry Docherty ... Don't miss it.

Old songs for new times - and new media
lecture by Sandra Kerr to be streamed via the internet

The FARNE Launch Fri Feb 6, 2004
See pictures from the launch of the FARNE archive!

The Unusual Suspects Thu Jan 29, 2004
The line-up comes to Newcastle!

FARNE Launch Tue Jan 27, 2004
The Archive goes live...

Burns Night Mon Jan 26, 2004
Celebrate in style with Tich Frier!

Old songs for new times Wed Jan 21, 2004
The contemporary relevance of traditional songs ...

Launch of FARNE approaches! Tue Jan 6, 2004
With almost 4000 items ready to go online the archive will go live on Wednesday 28th January!

Carols at the Old Cross Tue Dec 23, 2003
Celebrate Xmas in Old Ryton Village ...

Folkworks Christmas Ceilidh Tue Dec 16, 2003
Book now to avoid disappointment!

Bert Draycott at Bridge Folk Club Fri Mar 5, 2004
Weds 10 March, 8pm

Ned Corvan Special Thu Dec 4, 2003
Bridge Folk Club

Beamish Wins Living Museum of the Year Award Thu Nov 27, 2003
Beamish has been named as the winner of the prestigious ‘Living Museum of the Year 2004’ by the latest Good Britain Guide ...

The Unusual Suspects Tue Nov 25, 2003
The Celtic big-band phenomenon! ...

Mistresses of Harmony Thu Nov 20, 2003
This Folkworks concert showcases two fine femail vocal harmony groups ranging from the worlds of jazz, blues, soul, rock and pop to classical and folk.

FARNE Remembers Tue Nov 11, 2003
A tribute to Pipe Major James Robertson ...

Folkworks Highlights Collaboration Tour Tue Nov 4, 2003
Exciting new series of events

Tyneside Irish Festival
Not to be missed!

FARNE digitises the Cocks' Collection
New photograph collection for FARNE

The Music of Thomas Bewick
Special concert to mark the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bewick's birth.

Simon Haworth and Andy May
Live at the Northumberland Festival ...

Play in: With Simply Northumbrian
In need of some new tunes?

Northumbrian Traditional Music Festival
Bringing together the region's talent ... and this year FARNE will be there!

Champion of the spoons
After 30 years Bert has finally lost his crown ... 24/9/03

Young Folk Awards
Future of British folk ...

FOLKWORKS EVENTS AT RADIO 2 LIVE IN NEWCASTLE 10/09/03
Folkworks will stage two events at Radio 2's forthcoming Live In Newcastle week.

Folk at the Mercury Music Awards
Eliza Carthy's Anglicana










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