Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner

John Faulkner & Sandra Kerr

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

20:00 to 22:00 (Doors Open 19:30)

Ancestrally from Dublin and Kildare, John lives in the west of Ireland. He has toured throughout the world and for many years performed with Dolores Keane, as co-performer and as musical director and arranger for her band. He was appointed musical artist in residence for the City of Galway.

Of Scottish descent, Sandra is a resident of Warkworth. A multi-instrumentalist who has sung and played around the globe as a solo performer, as a member of Sisters Unlimited and with an array of other musicians and singers. She has taught for many years on the Newcastle University Degree Course in Folk and Traditional Music. In recent years she was awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge for her extensive contribution towards folk music.

John and Sandra both spent their early years in London and worked extensively with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. Back in the 1970s they co-wrote the songs and music for the award-winning TV series "Bagpuss".

They are touring again as a duo for the first time in 45 years, with a programme of traditional and self-penned material sung and played on English concertina, bouzouki, guitar, fiddle and autoharp. October sees them performing at Hartlepool Folk Festival, Cafe Oto in London and our very own Village Hall in Warkworth. Make the most of this opportunity to see them in our area.

A short tour earlier this year prompted the following quotes:

For further details see their web sites: sandrakerr.net and johnfaulkner.net .


Tickets £7:50 are available from the village store. Alternatively order them from Peter Burnham, Tel: 01665 711388, Email: peter.burnham@gmail.com for collection/payment on the door. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Where Are We

Warkworth Memorial Hall, 40 Castle Street, Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65 0UN. See Warkworth Memorial Hall website for directions.