The Best of Kathryn Tickell - thirty five track double CD set for release on November 16 - The Best of Kathryn Tickell is a two-disc set containing the highlights of Northumbrian piper, fiddle player and composer Kathryn Tickell's career...
November 08, 2009 


For those of you coming to the Sage Gateshead in December wishing to acquaint yourself with more of Kathryn Tickell's work, or for anyone that enjoys good traditional music, Kathryn has a thirty-five track double CD "Best Of" release due for release on November 16.

The Best of Kathryn Tickell is a two-disc set containing the highlights of Northumbrian piper, fiddle player and composer Kathryn Tickell's career. It seems a particularly fitting release since the globally acclaimed Northumbrian musician was awarded the prestigious Queen's Medal for Music.

Kathryn Tickell is a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted to the landscape and people of Northumbria. She also works collaboratively across many genres, making her work contemporary and exciting, and putting her firmly at the forefront of the current folk music revival. In 2008 she became the first folk musician in history to be commissioned to write a piece for the BBC Proms. It was written for Folkestra, Muzsikás, London Sinfonietta and London Young Musicians. One of the foremost composers of our time and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composed a piece especially for Kathryn, commissioned by The Sage Gateshead and premiered with musicians from Northern Sinfonia in October 2006 and aired on BBC Radio 3.

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award's Musician of the Year in 2005, Kathryn was the subject of a Channel 5 television documentary 'Kathryn Tickell's Northumbria' and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. In July 2007, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by University of Northumbria for her outstanding and inspirational achievements.

Full Tracklisting:

Disc: 1
1. Our Kate
2. Lads of Alnwick
3. Peter Man
4. Stories from the Debatable lands
5. The Wedding
6. Side Echoes
7. Rip Off Pharaoh
8. Westoe
9. Favourite Place (full version)
10. Bill Charltons
11. Jockey lay up in the Hayloft
12. Bellingham Boat
13. Brafferton
14. Walsh's
15. Jamie's Air
16. Rothbury Hills
Disc: 2
1. Hareshaw Burn
2. Rhymeside
3. Small & Wild
4. Stagshaw Bank Fair
5. Gin ye kiss my wife
6. Dunstanburgh
7. Thomas McElvogues
8. What it is
9. Here's the Tender
10. Capt Bover
11. Tune for Matt Robson
12. Kathleen
13. Roly Gentle
14. Hot Rivets etc
15. Midton Rd
16. Alan & Catherine's Wedding Jig
17. Flower of the Quern
18. Tiger's First Bird
19. Corn Fiddler

The CD can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

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