Past Events

Past Event

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: A Celtic Christmas with Kathryn Tickell and Friends

Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian pipes/violin
Amy Thatcher accordion
Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano
Thomas Gould leader

A fabulous first collaboration between Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and the great Kathryn Tickell. Kathryn is the foremost exponent of Northumbrian pipes, a composer, a brilliant performer and raconteur, whose work is deeply rooted in the landscapes and bountiful heritage of folk music.

Kathryn Tickell was awarded Musician of the Year in the BBC2 Folk Awards, received the Queen’s Medal for Music, and was the Artistic Director for the Festival of the North East, a celebration of the arts across her beloved Northumbria. Her ongoing collaboration with Sting resulted in the music theatre-show The Last Ship in New York.

With special guests including the clog-dancer and accordionist Amy Thatcher, Kathryn Tickell and Joanna MacGregor are old musical partners. Together they curate an afternoon of new and traditional music, as well as folk-inspired orchestral works by James MacMillan and Vaughan Williams.

'To say that Kathryn plays pipes is like saying Shakespeare was a bit of a writer… one of the true stars of folk music.' Living Tradition

Sun 5 Dec 2021, 2.45pm (Doors 1.45pm)

Approximate stage times, subject to change:

Doors 1.45pm
Start 2:45pm
Interval 3.35pm
Start 2 4.05pm
End 4.55pm
£12.50, £19, £27, £33, £39.50*

Season Bundles - book through Ticket Office:
Full Season (6 concerts) £56.30, £85.50, £121.50, £148.50, £177.80

Extended Season (7 concerts incl NYE) £68.80, £104.50, £148.50, £181.50, £217.30

3 Concert Saver (any 3 concerts excl NYE) £30, £45.60, £64.80, £79.20, £94.80