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23rd and 24th June 2012 (Countdown : -578 days to go)
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Seahouses Heritage Events

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Seahouses Community Website
Take time out to click through our web-site to help make your visit to our village as memorable as possible.

Seahouses Golf Club
Seahouses Golf Course is a typical flat links course with a standard scratch of 67 which is seldom bettered.

Dan Walsh
Dan Walsh is a banjoist, guitarist, and singer—an eclectic and exciting musician with a unique style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even Arabic, all of which can be heard on his remarkable debut album ’Tomorrow’s Still To Come’. The banjo is his main talent and he shows amazing versatility on the instrument. Touted as the finest young banjo player in the UK, he is a unique performer who simply loves his music. This time ‘round, Dan is supported by Will Pound. 'Dan is just about as rock and roll as you can get with a banjo' - Leon Hunt 'Incredibly gifted - if anyone has the opportunity to see him they must' - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

The Cornshed Sisters
Less alike than these four peas you have never seen in the same pod. Their distinctive yet sympathetic voices range far and wide, recalling the emotive tangles of The Band as often as the choral elegance of The Roches, yet sung and arranged in their own distinctly English manner. Guitar pop, folk tales, protest songs, country music, piano ballads and gospel must have all gone into the same soup from which these women supped.

The Co-operative
2010 and 2012 Seahouses Festival sponsor.

Northumberland County Council
NCC Community Chest scheme - sponsors of the 2010 festival

Tait Farrier Graham
One of the leading solicitors in the North East and the main sponsor of the Seahouses Festival 2012

The Coopers
Happy folk sung by happy folk, with a twist of pop thrown in for good measure. New band The Coopers have already been making significant headway. They were the winners of the 2011 Futuresound competition and have showcased their work live, as feature artists on BBC Introducing. Their debut EP, set for release mid 2012, promises to be an authentic reflection of their live performances - full of energy, unexpected arrangements and a healthy dose of good ol’ fashioned gumption!

Ramon Goose
Ramon is a blues rock guitarist and singer, known for his mastery of the slide guitar, his work with The West African Blues Project and the hip hop blues band NuBlues. As a solo artist he tours extensively and has released several albums.

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra
Formed in Newcastle, The Tea Pad Orchestra play an eclectic, original musical brew of 1930’s swing, gypsy jazz, hokum blues, cajun, and country, all with similar themes of debauchery, dandyism, disasters and drink. With a set that comprises of original songs and speakeasy favourites, they are sure to make your feet tap and your booty shake. 

Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy’s music. Their EP, entitled ‘The North Farm Sessions’, received 4 stars from The Guardian and Q and sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead.

The Toy Hearts
The Toy Hearts play country, bluegrass and western swing music with the kind of style, passion and absolute commitment that has made them one of the country’s finest live bands. Led by three members of the Johnson family, The Toy Hearts are completely immersed in the magical music of the American south. Their most recent CD, record in Nashville, is a triumph but doesn’t really prepare you for the full-on experience of a Toy Hearts show. Brilliant musicianship and stunning stagecraft.

Lilliput’s musical roots lie in traditional folk and blues music, although their influences extend to a variety of genres including contemporary pop, jazz and rock. Lilliput’s primary focus is on creating the same richly layered soundscapes pioneered by Dylan, Nick Drake and Steely Dan. The almost cinematic quality of their songs is derived from their affinity to Fleet Foxes’ vivid palette of colourful storytelling imagery and painstakingly well-honed musicianship. Lilliput are dedicated to crafting thoughtful, emotive alternative folk music with their blend of delicate finger-picked guitars, pristine, soaring harmonies and rousing percussion.

Watchers are steadily emerging as one of the most promising musical prospects from the northeast of England.  Of late they have been busy recording with producer Danton Supple (Morrissey, U2, Patti Smith, Doves) in preparation for their forthcoming debut release in the summer of 2012. Playing live, Watchers know there is nothing like the thrill and exhilaration that come from watching someone or something giving their absolute all in performing, and they aim to deliver.

Rod Clements
Lindisfarne founder-member and writer of  "Meet Me On The Corner", Rod Clements is one of the most widely respected figures in British folk roots, both as an artist in his own right and through his associations with such seminal figures as Bert Jansch, Thea Gilmore, Ralph McTell and Pentangle. Rod's set is a mixture of Lindisfarne classics, material from his recent acclaimed solo album 'Odd Man Out', and songs from the folk/blues canon which originally inspired him - all performed with wit, panache, heartfelt vocals and spine-tingling slide guitar.

My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine are a combination of some of the finest musicians in the UK, a brand new classic country songbook and two stunning voices. Their acclaimed debut album, "How Do You Plead? " has been hailed as “the Best British Country Record ever” and had fans and critics alike reaching for the superlatives. My Darling Clementine joins the talents of real life husband and wife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Together they have crafted an album of pure, honest, country duets, that evoke and honour the great duos of the past... the likes of Johnny Cash & June Carter and, of course, George Jones & Tammy Wynette.

Bad Taste Cru
Bad Taste Cru are a pioneering Hip Hop Theatre company, battle cru, and collective of teachers, Djs, MCs, graff writers, skaters and other artists. BTC have grown to become one of the UK’s top Bboy cru's, most cutting edge Hip Hop theatre companies, and run some of the most attended and respected Bboy events on the UK scene.

Headway Arts
Headway arts is an exciting participatory organisation based in Blyth, Northumberland offering a great team of professional artists to community events & festivals across europe including Glastonbury. The company have won a number of awards for their working locally, nationally & internationally. Headway Arts specialise in participatory arts, across art forms, offering people the chance to take part in highly inclusive, world class arts projects.

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