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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:

FANS Club

24 August 2016

FANS Club 
Wednesday 24 August, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Free, Arts Centre Washington
A chance for North East based music lovers to come together, over a cup of tea (or something a little stronger), and share your tales of fandom with us and each other.

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Roxy Musique

17 September 2016

A tribute to Roxy Music, the "most influential band of all time", who were fronted by Washington’s very own Bryan Ferry.
Roxy Music are mainly remembered for their timeless hits from the early '80s like More Than This, Avalon, Oh Yeah and Jealous Guy...but in the '70s Roxy were truly cutting edge and paved the way for punk (Sex Pistols), gothic rock (Siouxsie and the Banshees), disco (Chic), new romantics (Duran Duran) and alternative rock (U2).

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley

01 October 2016

What a treat!  Chris & Denny are getting back together for a one-off night just for us. Chris must be one of the best and most dynamic concertina players on the planet, and Denny has a powerful singing style that is all his own, matched with some equally powerful guitar playing.Add to that some great crack in between songs and you’ve got the perfect night.  Do not miss this very special night! 

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Martin Simpson

05 November 2016

One of the world’s finest musicians. Martin has many times been voted BBC Radio 2 ‘Musician of the Year’ among other awards, and has an unrivalled reputation as a performer.

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The Folk Degree Students en Masse

12 November 2016

Welcome to the Students from Newcastle University's Folk Degree. They will play in a variety of sets with some beautiful vocal arrangements.
No need to book, just pay on the door.

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Blackmore’s Blood

19 November 2016

A tribute to the magic of Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple to Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

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El Cid + Ski Monarchs + support

25 November 2016

El Cid seem to be a montage of Buffalo Springfield, Big Star & 13th Floor Elevators with a distinctive Morricone-esque feel to their music. Not copyist, they just instinctively gravitate towards that great never-ending sound and spirit.  Expect fantastic harmonies combined with powerful rhythms.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

03 December 2016

Two consummate entertainers unite for an evening of outstanding song and music.  Anthony John is one of the top songwriters on the folk scene and he's joined by Dave, the legendary Fairport Convention multi-instrumentalist.

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Cozyjo’s Christmas Cracker

16 December 2016

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 us and support some of the most talented young musicians in the city.

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Jingle All The Way

21 December 2016

A Christmas Sing-a-long with Arts Centre Washington’s Community Choirs
It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Our fabulous Community Choirs will be singing some of their favourite Christmas songs and Carols and inviting you to join in too, as well as performing some of their other repertoire.   

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New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash

31 December 2016

Celebrate New Year’s Eve is style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink. 
Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances as a “Caller” will lead you through all of them. 

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