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Music @ ACW

Arts Centre Washington has a thriving live music programme:

Saturday night's we play host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club,

The last Friday of each month sees the some of the regions most exciting new bands take to the stage at Hothouse

Add to this our Recording Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, and participatory activities such as Beat It (drum circle for 8 - 12 year olds) summer schools and our community choir all help make Arts Centre Washington a hub for musicians in the region.

What's On:

The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Allan Taylor

06 September 2014

What better start could we have to the new season?  Allan's been coming to the Davy Lamp for many years and we're always very glad to welcome him back.  An impeccable performer and a masterful songwriter, Allan's songs have been coverered by countless other performers, but nobody does them quite like him.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Flossie Malavialle

13 September 2014

Flossie is a talented French singer who's lived in England for quite some time now. She has a wide ranging, eclectic repertoire and an amazing voice and we're very pleased to see her again..

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Dana & Susan Robinson

20 September 2014

Dana & Susan Robinson play traditional American music, as well as their own material, with 'elegant simplicity', on guitar, fiddle and banjo. They've been visiting us for some years now and we're very happy to have  them back. 

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Arts Centre Washington in association with The Bunker Sunderland present...

Hothouse... The Fiction + support

26 September 2014

The Fiction were formed in April 2013,when guitarist Josh was invited to Arts Centre Washington after winning a young achievers award, later forming the band with his brother Brett & friend Anthony.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Bob Fox

27 September 2014

Our old mate and ex-resident of the Davy Lamp in the early days,  Bob’s taking a night off from his role as the Songman in the hit musical  'War Hprse' for his perennial visit to the Club.  Quite simply, one of the best singers on the planet!

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Ben Sands

02 October 2014

A member of the famous Sands Family, Ben  hails from Newry, on the East coast of Ireland, where  his family has a long history of music, singing, and storytelling. Ben's a regular visitor and a great friend.

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Arts Centre Washington in association with The Bunker Sunderland present...

Hothouse... The Agency... + Seas + support

31 October 2014

Newcastle's premier gothicana act, described by Tom Robinson as 'An English Velvet Underground for the twenty first century, The Agency... have been picking up plaudits for there recently released album 'Of Ghosts' from a range of music publications.  The sound combines Alt Country/Americana with Indie Rock with a focus on complex story telling.

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Cozyjo’s Cozy Christmas Concert

04 December 2014

COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and friends present and evening of Christmas classics to really get you into the festive spirit.  Please join them and support some of the most talented young musicians in the city.

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