Join us in the atmospheric Victoria Tunnel for a completely unique musical experience with an eclectic 'sounds of the underground' music programme.

Spaces In Between | 7pm Friday 22nd March

(£10) Singer-songwriter, Adam Holden, guitarist and folksinger Maurice Condie and fiddle player Marina Dodgson are folk musicians based in the North East. They are also co-directors of North East music company, Phoenix Folk. The Spaces in Between collaboration incorporates Adam's solo work, Maurice and Adam's duo (Another Penny), Marina and Maurice's duo (Miggins Fiddle) alongside material that they perform all together as a trio.

Performing together as Spaces in Between these creative and experienced musicians offer a mix of original songs and tunes, including favourites from the folk tradition.

Adam Holden | Adam's songs combine musical sophistication with great melodies to paint lyrical vignettes that draw on immediate social, domestic and natural landscapes.

Miggins Fiddle | Combining traditional fiddle with fingerstyle acoustic guitar to bring a fresh approach to old and new tunes from Northumberland and beyond.

Another Penny | A unique combination of traditional and original songs in carefully crafted arrangements that showcase a dialogue of guitars, piano and other stringed exotica.

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Atmospherica Concert Series | Steve Luck Live Solo Piano Concert in the Victoria Tunnel | 7:30pm Saturday 23rd March

(£17.20) Join pianist and composer Steve Luck at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2024 to hear a selection of his solo piano music performed 30 feet underground, in the dark, inside the historic Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle. It promises to be a very special concert in one of the most unusual and atmospheric of venues. If you are a fan of beautiful piano music, you won’t want to miss out.

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Amy Leach and Alistair Paul | 7pm Saturday 30th March

(£12) Launching their new EP 'Six Sangs' Amy Leach and Alasdair Paul will be singing those six sangs plus a few more for good measure. After the launch there'll be a wee break and breather then the chance to join the wall of sound and sing some chorus songs together (you can just listen if you want, nobody is going to force you to sing). If you haven't sung a great big traditional song in a tunnel yet - this is your chance. If you've got a roof raising sang you'd like to bring, get in touch with Amy and Alasdair on socials or [email protected]

At the heart of Amy Leach and Alasdair Paul's music is their shared love of traditional songs, particularly ballads, and a shared desire to present them simply and allow them to speak for themselves. After several years of sporadic collaboration, including as members of The Flyting with Sean O'Kane and Shona Mooney, the Scottish duo are now set to share their approach far and wide. Their debut EP 'Six Sangs' launched at the end of February, presenting arrangements which are minimalist and deceptively simple. This allows the song and lyrics to dictate the pace of the music and showcases the instinctive connection between singer and accompanist. 

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Kirsty Hall | 7pm Saturday 13th April 

(£10) Kirsty is a piano playing singer/songwriter from North Tyneside. The music has a unique feel, combining ethereal folk and country sounds with strong, storytelling, political lyrics. Themes include the experiences of children and young people, domestic abuse, home, housing, inequality, and the challenges of living in a neoliberal, patriarchal society. Kirsty has created a substantial collection of work since starting out in Jan 2022 and is due to release her EP later this year. There have been live performances at various venues including Pizza Express Soho Live. Kirsty also performs at non-traditional settings in keeping with the subject matter of her music which includes her own What is Home? Exhibition, Workie Ticket Annual Conference and Centre for Research into Violence and abuse at Durham University. 

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Michael Woods | 7pm Saturday 20th April 

(£8 early bird, £12 standard) Michael Woods is a Fingerpicking, Ragtime, Bottleneck & Blues Guitarist with four well received albums to date. Embracing the rich history of early blues, Michael’s powerful picking and slide really shine on material ranging from classic acoustic blues to self-penned songs & instrumentals.  He incorporates elements of his experience in the folk world and his love of the North East and its history into his style. Fatea magazine described him as “one of today's most inspirational performers ploughing this rootsy furrow”. Having performed on the main acoustic stage of most of the major UK Blues festivals as well as Lindisfarne & Ouseburn festivals, this is a rare chance to experience an intimate performance of songs and instrumentals in this unique atmospheric venue, including the award winning “Blink of an Eye” and a new song about the Victoria Tunnel, written especially for the occasion.

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Baker Island | 7pm Saturday 27th April 

(£8 early bird, £10 standard) Baker Island are a Newcastle based 5-piece fuzzy/noisy/jangly indie rock band. Taking influences from bands such as Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, Camera Obscura and Sonic Youth, the band creates a blend of pop hooks but with just enough discordant noise to even things out. The band have performed at Indietracks Festival 2015, Newcastle's Evolution Emerging Festival 2016, and alongside Jeffrey Lewis, The Research, Allo Darlin', Witching Waves, The Wave Pictures and The Lovely Eggs, and have received radio plays on Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music amongst others. After a hiatus, a third album, 'There's Nothing Really Pleasant Inside Anyway', is due in 2024.

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Only 50 tickets are available for each performance. It's a constant 12 degrees in the Tunnel so guests should dress warmly and meet at the Tunnel Entrance on Ouse Street, behind the Hotel du Vin. Chairs will be provided. No food or drink is permitted in the Tunnel. Please avoid bringing a bag as space is limited. 

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