Watch our joint concert with Canadian band

Our friends from the Delta Concert Band in Vancouver have sent us videos from our joint concert last month at Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Bede played a range of traditional Northumbrian music alongside standards like the Luftwaffe March in the first half, and Delta added a highly entertaining mix of Canadian pieces along with the odd Italian tune after the interval!

The bands joined to play two final pieces – Vaughan Williams’ An English Folk Song Suite led by Bede’s conductor Ernest Young and the Suite on Canadian Folk Songs by Morley Calvert, led by Delta’s Director of Music Jim Tempest – with nearly 70 players on stage.

You can see the videos on Youtube here…

Outdoor concert cancelled

The free outdoor concert in Newcastle city centre this Saturday afternoon has been cancelled.

We were due to play at Grey’s Monument from 1pm to 3pm to raise funds for regional charity Daft as a Brush, but due to circumstances beyond our control the band has been forced to call it off.

We will be performing once again in the Daft as a Brush Prom at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday 13 October with guest soloists and a Prom Choir.

Find out first about upcoming gigs on our concerts page or follow us on Facebook.

Superb joint concert with Delta Concert Band of Vancouver

Bede Wind enjoyed a superb joint concert with Delta Concert Band of Vancouver last night at Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Bede played a range of traditional Northumbrian music alongside standards like the Luftwaffe March in the first half, and Delta added a highly entertaining mix of Canadian pieces along with the odd Italian tune after the interval!

The bands joined to play two final pieces – Vaughan Williams’ An English Folk Song Suite led by Bede’s conductor Ernest Young and the Suite on Canadian Folk Songs by Morley Calvert, led by Delta’s Director of Music Jim Tempest – with nearly 70 players on stage.

Having already played in Lincolnshire and Manchester prior to their visit to the North East, Delta take their UK tour across the border to Scotland now.

We wish them well.

Busy week ahead for Bede Wind

We have a busy week ahead, with three concerts – each with very different programmes.

On Sunday we are performing at Blyth Central Methodist Church’s Flower Festival – appropriately with a number of tunes on a floral theme!

Then on Tuesday  night we will be performing in a joint concert in Gosforth with the Delta Concert Band from Vancouver (pictured), featuring traditional Northumbrian and Canadian music.

Finally, we are playing in an outdoor gig at Grey’s Monument, Newcastle, next Saturday (16 June) in aid of the Daft as a Brush charity.

Sunday’s concert in Blyth starts at 3pm.

Our guests for Tuesday night’s joint concert, the 34-strong Delta Concert Band, are travelling from the west coast of Canada for a ten day tour of England and Scotland, also playing in Newark, Callander, Hellensburgh and conducting a workshop at the Royal College of Music in Manchester.

The band was formed in 1964 and as well as playing at venues across British Columbia, has recently toured Holland, Belgium and France and also performed in Maui, Hawaii.

The concert is at Trinity Church, Gosforth, next Tuesday (12 June), starting at 7pm, and the Grey’s Monument free outdoor concert next Saturday (16 June) starts at 1pm.

Bede Wind will then have a summer break from performing before embarking on a very busy autumn programme starting in October – for more information on this go to our concerts page: bedewind.com/concerts

For ticket information contact hello@bedewind.com

We are delighted to announce we will be performing in a joint concert in Newcastle next month with the Delta Concert Band from Vancouver.

The 34-strong band is travelling from the West coast of Canada for a ten day tour of England and Scotland, also playing in Newark, Callander, Hellensburgh and conducting a workshop at the Royal College of Music in Manchester.

Delta Concert Band (pictured above) was formed in 1964 and as well as playing at venues across British Columbia, has recently toured Holland, Belgium and France and also performed in Maui, Hawaii.

The joint concert is at Trinity Church, Gosforth, on Tuesday 12 June, starting at 7pm.

This will be a very busy week for Bede Wind, starting with a concert at Blyth Central Methodist Church’s Flower Festival at 3pm on Sunday 10 June, and ending with a free open air gig at Grey’s Monument, Newcastle, at 1pm on Saturday 16 June in aid of the Daft as a Brush charity.

For ticket information contact hello@bedewind.com

Band supports charity’s 7,000-mile tour

Bede Wind is supporting North East cancer charity Daft As A Brush’s 7,000-mile fundraising tour of the UK.

We are performing for the charity at a concert in Edinburgh in March, two weeks into the two year tour of the coastal footpath walk of Great Britain and Ireland which starts on March 5th at the Millennium Bridge.

The concert, being held at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on March 17th, is the latest joint event with Daft As A Brush which has been supported by the band for the past two years.

We will also be performing again at the Daft as a Brush Prom at the City Hall, Newcastle, in October to raise funds for the charity, which provides free transport for people receiving treatment for cancer.

Find out more about the tour…

2018 concerts

We have just announced our concert list for 2018.

This year’s busy programme starts at one of our favourite venues – Trinity Church in Gosforth, Newcastle, on March 10th.

A week later and we are off to Edinburgh to support the Daft As A Brush tour, performing at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on March 17th.

Other highlights include the visit of the Delta Band from Vancouver, Canada, who play alongside Bede Wind in a joint concert in June, and the 20th year of the Prom at Whitburn Parish Church in October.

Find a full list of concerts here.