Saturday 29th February 7.30pm / Main House


Featuring Alistair Anderson performing Estuary with the Ranters

Duchess High school ceilidh band

Alnwick Partnership Fiddlers with Annelise Nicklen


Music Partnership North Traditional Music Ensemble – The Northumbrian Ranters

The Northumbrian Ranters is made up of talented young traditional musicians from across Northumberland and Newcastle. Their aim is to promote and raise the profile of traditional music both in the area and further afield. The group has toured extensively abroad including the States and have just returned from Scotland where they visited both the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and the Scottish School of Excellence in Plockton.

The ensemble is made up of fiddles, Northumbrian pipes, cello, harp, accordion, flute, guitar and keyboard and their music is made up of both traditional sets from Northumberland and around the world.  The Ranters have a unique sound which incorporates both a classical and traditional element to their arrangements.  This results in unique harmonies and moving slow airs, painting a musical landscape of Northumberland.

While the group are under the musical direction of Richard Johnstone the Ranters have a high level of self direction and all students are encouraged and supported in self evaluating their repertoire and performances.  



Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 29th February 7.30pm

Full Price: £8.00 | Child: £6.00 (Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.