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2021 Northumbrian Gathering Full Details

All the details of the 2021 Gathering events on line   or click here for the PDF  2021 Gathering programme.

 

 

The 2021 Online Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

continuing Northumberland’s traditions

  

Saturday 10th April 2021

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

via YouTube, Zoom and Facebook

Event links are below, with any updates posted on facebook.com/morpeth.gathering

Welcome to the first ever online festival of traditional Northumbrian music, dance, craft, dialect, drama and heritage. Normally held the weekend after Easter in Northumberland’s historic county town of Morpeth, the Gathering’s programme was cancelled in 2020 for the first time since 1968, thanks to the pandemic – but we’re now delighted to present a virtual festival to keep the flag flying in the spring of 2021.

Most events will be accessed via our YouTube channel unless stated otherwise. They will launch at the times given below, staying online over the weekend and in most cases into the future for people to catch up.  Last-minute news or changes will be announced on Facebook.

All events are free but please consider donating to individual performers via their online shops and websites.  We have been overwhelmed by the expression of goodwill and support from so many people willing to give of their time and skills, and we know many of you will be only too happy to support creative artists who have lost work and income throughout the time of Covid restrictions.

The Gathering also welcomes direct donations towards the costs of producing these online events and enabling the annual festival to continue into the future. Please donate online through gofundme.com/f/morpeth-northumbrian-gathering  or send a cheque made out to M.N.G.C. to the Gathering Office, Westgate House, Dogger Bank, Morpeth, NE61 1RE.  

Queries: Tel.:01670 513308; E-mail: enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk 

CD Stall – especially for the Gathering, One Row Records have put together a virtual CD stall of some of the best traditional music from Northumbria. You can visit the page here: http://nicksites.net/onerowrecords/northumberland/ More albums coming soon!

Merchandise – we can’t yet handle online sales, but contact the Gathering Office to buy our t-shirts, mugs, car stickers and our CD “Morpeth’s Music” featuring songs and tunes old and new from friends of the Gathering including Stewart Hardy, Benny Graham, Voice Male, Ellington Band, York Waits, Rod Arthur.

Circumstances may mean events are subject to change.

BEFORE THE GATHERING: Family Craft Workshop – Easter holiday activities – Join our online Pageant!

Make dragon masks and puppets with artist Elaine Porter of the White Lantern Company – wear or carry them while watching our procession videos and other events – be a part of the online Gathering pageant!

Competitions

Sadly, the crafts and live performing competitions could not take place this year, but we shall announce the results of certain postal competitions for writing and composing which have been judged safely in advance. These will be posted on Facebook and afterwards on the Gathering website.

The Gathering logos are based on the woodcuts of Joseph Crawhall II of the famous family of Morpeth artists

THE 2021 ONLINE GATHERING SATURDAY 10TH APRIL

During the day do fill any gaps by having a look over at MorpethNewsTV’s YouTube channel featuring

special interviews with the 2021 performers plus archive films from earlier Gatherings (see listings at end).

SUMMARY OF EVENTS   See next table for online links and the duration of each event. 

Any last-minute changes or updates will appear on facebook.com/morpeth.gathering   

Time Event Platform  Details   (see next table for online links)
All day Images of 2019 YouTube A reminder of the last Gathering
All day 1980s Archive Films YouTube Home videos of 1980s Gatherings
All day Family Craft Workshop YouTube Make dragon masks and puppets
8.00 am Virtual Craft Exhibition YouTube Images of past craft entries and displays
8.15 am Virtual Town Hall Art Gallery  YouTube Vote on the final shortlist of paintings
8.30 am Camera Club Gallery YouTube Scenes of the Gathering and the area 
9.00 am Writing Competitions Results Facebook Dialect/music/story/song writing results
9.30 am Stories For All YouTube With Jim Grant
10.00 am Historic Dance Workshop  Zoom* Advance booking by email – see below
11.00 am The Gadgy’s Welcome YouTube Official welcome by Alex Swailes MBE
11.05 am Cavalcade and Pageant Slideshow YouTube Scenes of past processions
11.30 am The Ballad of the Laidley Worm YouTube Drama, puppetry and music
12 noon Clock Tower Tour YouTube Views inside the tower
12.30 pm Singaround  Zoom** Led by Beeswing. See below for link
2.00 pm Family Concert – music, song, clog, tales YouTube Mossy, Jim & Lynette, Taffy Thomas
3.00 pm Clog Making Demonstration YouTube With Simon Brock
4.00 pm Tunes Session  Zoom*** led by Phoenix Folk.  See below for link
4.30 pm Dialect Concert YouTube Bob Bolam, Johnny Handle & many more
7.00 pm Grand Music Concert  YouTube Stewart Hardy, Glowan & a host of stars
8.00 pm Barn Dance Zoom* Advance booking by email – see below
8.45 pm Elsie YouTube Pat Dunn’s one-woman show  

Performers: 

Family Concert: Mossy Christian, Lynette and Jim Eldon, Taffy Thomas.

Dialect Concert: Eileen Beers, Graham Bell, Pat Dunn, Peter Armstrong, Bob Bolam, Johnny Handle, James Tait, Alex Swailes MBE.

Grand Music Concert: Rob Say, Graham and Sam Pirt, Glowan, Kim Bibby-Wilson and John Bibby, Tonbande, Wallace Calvert, Mossy Christian, James Tait, Stewart Hardy, Emma and Jannick Hardy.

Barn Dance: Rachael Hales, Robin Dunn, Caller Elizabeth Lawson.

*Dance Events – Historic Dance Workshop and Barn Dance     Advance booking is required – please email  morpethgatheringdance@gmail.com by noon on Friday 9th April to book and receive links

**Singaround (12.30pm-2.30pm) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87471222298?pwd=MU5mNEhjOTlYNXQ3WXJqY1paaTVyUT09 

Meeting ID: 874 7122 2298 Passcode: 2005 

***Tunes Session (4pm – 5.30pm)     Join in from home with well-known session tunes. For more details about how the session will work, and to download sheet music/chords, please visit www.phoenixfolk.co.uk/morpeth2021 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84013793945?pwd=bFQ3bjY4YmZ3OXpyNlQ5N3h2TTdBZz09 

Meeting ID: 840 1379 3945 Passcode: 2005 

YOUTUBE AND ZOOM EVENT LINKS FOR GATHERING 2021

Gathering Channel link:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN3xZXLGymFF1asySYA8Eyg 

On Saturday April 10th:    videos will be available to view online from the times stated below.   Once live, videos will remain on YouTube until at least 17th April

Time Event Platform  Duration Links
All day Images of 2019 YouTube 6min https://youtu.be/C2r9OLDDUu0
All day 1980s Archive Films YouTube 6min https://youtu.be/IYciILjjx88
All day Family Craft Workshop YouTube 9min https://youtu.be/NwY9Fmqne28 
8.00 am Virtual Craft Exhibition YouTube 6min https://youtu.be/8SBoUUDby8s
8.15 am Virtual Town Hall Art Gallery  YouTube 4min https://youtu.be/B9KoVEqekGM 
8.30 am Morpeth Camera Club YouTube 15min https://youtu.be/tsw7t7RdrQY 
9.00 am Writing Competitions Results Facebook n/a Posted on Morpeth Gathering Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/morpeth.gathering 
9.30 am Stories For All YouTube 25min https://youtu.be/dUSnw_DjMIU 
10.00 am Historic Dance Workshop  Zoom 1hr  Email by 9 April for access code: morpethgatheringdance@gmail.com 
11.00 am The Gadgy’s Welcome YouTube 2min https://youtu.be/UlytQgtOzEk 
11.05 am Cavalcade and Pageant  YouTube 6min https://youtu.be/A-GOGaFjZHM
11.30 am The Ballad of the Laidley Worm YouTube 25min https://youtu.be/eVAT2keuXek 
12 noon  Clock Tower Tour YouTube Link to be published soon
12.30 pm Singaround  Zoom 2hrs See below
2.00 pm Family Concert YouTube 55min https://youtu.be/37d5xeCMiNg 
3.00 pm   Clog Making Demonst. YouTube 33min https://youtu.be/kAog1O9A-8I 
4.00 pm Tunes Session Zoom 1hr 30min See below
4.30 pm Dialect Concert YouTube 58 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULfNCxEnBfk 
7.00 pm Grand Music Concert  YouTube 1hr 33min https://youtu.be/LoEEw_U4WsE 
8.00 pm Barn Dance Zoom 1hr 30min Email by 9 April for access code: morpethgatheringdance@gmail.com  
8.45 pm Elsie YouTube 20min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeR7RLw8KM 

Donations link:   https://gofundme.com/f/morpeth-northumbrian-gathering    

Singaround Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87471222298?pwd=MU5mNEhjOTlYNXQ3WXJqY1paaTVyUT09 

Meeting ID: 874 7122 2298 

Passcode: 2005 

Tunes Zoom session

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84013793945?pwd=bFQ3bjY4YmZ3OXpyNlQ5N3h2TTdBZz09 

Meeting ID: 840 1379 3945 

Passcode: 2005 

EVENTS AFTER THE GATHERING:

Look out for future fund-raisers, and please visit Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, scheduled to re-open in May after lockdown – enjoy its new exhibition by artist Johnny Hannah including new Gathering posters and artwork.

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering Committee is a standing committee of Morpeth Antiquarian Society (Reg. Charity No. 507640) and a member of the Association of Festival Organisers. MNGC reserves the right to alter programme details.

MORPETH NEWS TV LINKS TO VIDEOS OF PREVIOUS GATHERINGS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw-R9yoliXs

2021 Gathering Goes Online. Interviews with Gadgy and some 2021 performers

https://youtu.be/8Raao23Xkw0

Redheughers, band section winners 2016

https://youtu.be/xmPHU0gkPMw

Tradition on parade. 2014 cavalcade and community pageant

https://youtu.be/NmP_Dd7hL6U

Gathering in fine tune. 2014 musical competitions plus scenes from events

https://youtu.be/ANuGlLLj4Z4

On parade for 2017 golden Gathering includes Bounce and storyteller. Ron Forster as Gadgy

https://youtu.be/g4ZtJ2xltM4

Gathering turns back time 2018 includes Time Bandits

https://youtu.be/18gkZO9lkew

Tiny dancers. Jim Eldon and Mossy Christian performance and interview 

https://youtu.be/3uQaYYzrNLo

50th Gathering slideshow of images to music played by Paul Knox

https://youtu.be/ac1I51tsZks

Joiners Arms sing around 2014

https://youtu.be/pDyyHuQ_MiM

Super strings music session 2014

https://youtu.be/AuRI_Zsvl9s

Brothers Gillespie sing Devil’s Water 

https://youtu.be/h2sTKcEGWvw

Golden Gathering 2017 including opening and Kim 

https://youtu.be/CxkgsGuMWLU

2016 cavalcade includes Baghdaddies, Matt Seattle and Gadgy dancing

https://youtu.be/xaJIfO2IdBc

2014 opening, clog and circle dancing

https://youtu.be/d1RIprvkbAE

2018 includes exhibition and Kim interview

https://youtu.be/6NjRE2WCeWc

2015 crafts, Hautbois music, opening

https://youtu.be/jCUXzP9FvV8

2012 Ray Langton melodeon workshop, costume expert Lesley Bentham interview and song

https://youtu.be/3CK8-G_fX9g

Outdoor music and indoor clog dancing 2016

https://youtu.be/lf6CqQMMw_U

Parade including Suffragettes and street clog dancing 2013

https://youtu.be/ypmsAWdqYFw

2013 street music and dancing, singing at Joiners Arms, rapper dancers Tap and Spile

https://youtu.be/UW_zMC4-8L0

Peter Arnold introduces Hoafy Trophy with storytelling clips

https://youtu.be/ur5RunymJzM

2012 Sealed Knot at Carlisle Park

https://youtu.be/h3A7CXYczoI

2012 parade, Gadgy’s welcome, music at Tap and Spile

https://youtu.be/mcbQAwuGaeo

2013 opening and exhibition

https://youtu.be/Px3Od4fkY3Q

Drinking songs at The Chantry with Graham Stacy 2016

https://youtu.be/z4AZ8_M7L-g

Northumbrian Pipers Society at the Chantry plus cavalcade footage 2014

https://youtu.be/0GthJfiBNHY

Woodhorn Matters proggy matmaking interview 2014

https://youtu.be/iqGuiz7wLLg

2017 Louisa Gidney as Mrs William Turner, interview Carlisle Park

https://youtu.be/j2wFB98AYgs

2017 Hannah Welfare poetry competition winner

https://youtu.be/74ZOhrISIpU

2014 music session at Tap and Spile

https://youtu.be/n9WUGaQLD2U

Coquet Lass steamroller at 2014 parade

https://youtu.be/4jHAguXJqHI

Georgian music at Town Hall during 2014 Gathering plus background clips

https://youtu.be/f08rYp2BfbI

Johnny Handle talks and performs mining songs 2014

https://youtu.be/P6F1mRHT4ro

Dawn of Chivalry sword fighting and music at the castle gatehouse 2016

https://youtu.be/lNl-uRcSVQ8

Anita James mouth organ workshop plus songs at Joiners Arms 2012

https://youtu.be/XIllMJIvzuQ

2012 Alex Swailes Gadgy interview

Morpeth Gathering is aided through financial, technical or in-kind support and advice by individuals and organisations to whom the Committee is greatly indebted. They include during this special year: Anonymous, Marc Barkman-Astles of Archaeosoup Productions, Andy Bates and Hazelsong Theatre, Nic Best, Border Directors, The Bridge Folk Club, Simon Brock, Mossy Christian, Colin Bradford, Keith Cooper, Mike Everett, Cynthia Fair, Greater Morpeth Development Trust, John Homer, Brian Jacques, Tom Kelly, Landmark Trust, Philip Lawson, Longframlington Art Group, Sarah Lowes, Morpeth Antiquarian Society, Morpeth Art Group, Morpeth Camera Club, Morpeth Clock Tower Bellringers, Morpeth Herald, MorpethNet, Terry Hackett of MorpethNews TV, Morpeth Town Council, Museums Northumberland, New Life Morpeth, Northern Film and Media, Northumberland County Council, Northumbrian Language Society, Old Bakehouse Millennium Green Trust, Phoenix Folk, Elaine Porter Nelson of White Lantern Company, Robson’s Choice, Rob Say, Valdis Stals, Stannington Art Group, Ian Stephenson of Simpson Street Studios, Anne Swailes, Sean Wearing, GoFundMe donors, individual performers including the following: 

Family Concert: Mossy Christian, Lynette and Jim Eldon, Taffy Thomas.

Clog Making Demo dancers: Green Ginger Clog

Dialect Concert: Eileen Beers, Graham Bell, Pat Dunn, Peter Armstrong, Bob Bolam, Johnny Handle, James Tait, Alex Swailes MBE.

Grand Music Concert: Rob Say, Graham and Sam Pirt, Glowan, Kim Bibby-Wilson and John Bibby, Tonbande, Wallace Calvert, Mossy Christian, James Tait, Stewart Hardy, Emma and Jannick Hardy.

Barn Dance: Rachael Hales, Robin Dunn, Caller Elizabeth Lawson.

PERFORMER LINKS  Please support our performers through donations and CD purchases, including: 

Rob Say: http://milecastle27.co.uk/rob/ 

Kim and John:  http://www.borderdirectors.com/Band_Members.php 

Graham Pirt: https://www.grahampirt.com/                          

Sam Pirt: https://thehutpeople.com/bio 

Glowan: https://www.facebook.com/Glowan-289945178334941/

Wallace Calvert: https://www.facebook.com/wallacecalvertmusic/ 

Mossie Christian: http://nicksites.net/mossy/ 

James Tait: https://www.jamestait.co.uk/ 

Stewart Hardy: https://www.stewarthardy.co.uk/

Ian Stephenson: www.simpsonstreetstudios.com

Morpeth Camera Club: www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk 

THE GATHERING also welcomes direct donations towards the costs of producing these online events and enabling the annual festival to continue into the future. Please donate online through gofundme.com/f/morpeth-northumbrian-gathering  

 

See you somehow in the future!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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