So work and play have collided quite a lot recently. 2015 is the bicentenary of the Heaton Colliery disaster and there is a whole programme of events; I also live in Heaton and sing with Heaton Voices… So on Saturday I will be at the concert as both the Mining Institute Librarian (selling books, promoting library etc) but also as part of the choir! Should be a busy evening.
On top of that, I was lucky enough to be able to sing with the backing choir with North East Socialist Singers for the Institute’s first CD production! Thanks to an Arts Council England grant, we have had a singer-songwriter in residence, Gareth Davies-Jones, who has produced a whole album of songs relating to the amazing resources in the Institute, and I got to sing on Master Shifter and Gresford. The Seam has been a fantastic project and I’m going to be speaking about it at NAG conference this September too.
Finally, I get to do my own gig! I play and sing as part of Euphoria and we’re on as the support act to Assembly Lane with Moonshine Stragglers at the Bridge Hotel on Thursday 7th May at 7:30pm. It’s our first gig together so all a little nervous, so all support would be appreciated! Tickets £5 on the door.