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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,

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:

ABBA - As Good as New

26 February 2016

A theatrical tribute to the greatest pop act in the world!
Abba's music is as vibrant today as it was back in the seventies and Gimme Gimme Gimme have been performing their tribute to the band for over 14 years.

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Sunderland Music Hub present...

Violin Masterclass and Concert with ABRSM

27 February 2016

We are supporting Associate Music Teachers and ABRSM in a new partnership to promote their Violin workshop on 27th Feb.  Anne Wilson will be leading the workshop for the day and will be teaching all ages and abilities. Anne is a professional violinist who was principle violin in the Hallé orchestra for 20 years and currently performs and examines for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The aim of the workshop is to inspire and encourage young string players of all levels with some small group work and an ensemble performance to finish the day. 

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

05 March 2016

Two-time BBC Folk Award winners, the pair have been playing together since 2011, to great acclaim wherever they go. We are very happy to welcome them to the Davy Lamp for the first time.

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Hothouse... Social Room + Ski Monarchs + Support

01 April 2016

Rising stars of the Sunderland music scene Social Room had a fantastic 2015.  Opening the inaugural Sunniside Live festival, playing a sold out show at the Newcastle O2 Academy and releasing their debut single SR7.  Best described as ‘soaring melodies underpinned by dance induced rock and roll beats,’ we are delighted that the band are playing Arts Centre Washington.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

The Paul McKenna Band

02 April 2016

Since being awarded the title of “Best Up and Coming Artists of 2009″ at the Scots Trad Music Awards, the Band has gone from strength to strength, touring extensively throughout USA, Canada and Europe. This will be their 4th time at the Davy Lamp and they'll be joining us hot from their successful year playing at Disneyland in Florida! They’re currently touring the UK to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.  Welcome back!

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Ultimate Bowie

09 April 2016

David Bowie has frequently reinvented his music and image, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades!

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My Generation

29 April 2016

Take a trip back to the golden age of rock! A nostalgic 60s show featuring the popular hits from the Peace and Love Generation. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Searchers, Hollies, Dave Clark 5, Tremeloes, Kinks, Foundations, and many more including a special tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A show not to be missed!

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VertigoU2

14 May 2016

VertigoU2 re-create the sound and feel of a Live U2 Concert.
The band draws on over the 10 years of experience. Three of the band were founding members of NEU2 who toured the UK as a professional U2 Tribute Band from 2004 - 2007.

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