Tom McConville and Andy Watt

Saturday 19th February at 8pm (Doors and bar open at 7:30pm)

Tom McConville

Tom McConville was born on Tyneside and brought up in a pub on the famous Scotswood Road with clientele drawn from the Irish and Scottish communities. He turned professional in 1974. He joined Bob Fox in a duo, then folk/rock band Magna Carta to play all over Europe. A memorable partnership with Kieron Halpin produced 2 award winning albums and top billing at The Cambridge Folk Festival. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. He has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains.

"A great musician with a lovely flowing style, beautiful tone and faultless technique and is regarded by many as one of the finest fiddle players in the British Isles" - Folk Song Society of Greater Boston.

"Tom is a great player, and a terrific singer, he also happens to be a number one bloke too" - Dave Swarbrick.


Andy Watt

Andy Watt is a guitarist and mandolin player based in Newcastle . He graduated with a Newcastle Folk & Traditional Music degree in 2012 and has been in demand as a performer and teacher ever since. He performs and records regularly with Tom McConville and has played with many other well known musicians including Alistair Anderson and Chris Newman.


Tickets (£10) should be booked with Peter Burnham, preferably by email to peter.burnham@gmail.com . Alternatively telephone him on 01665 711388.

Where Are We

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