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General Prices: £4

Duration: 2hrs

An entirely new workshop event comes to ARC, courtesy of Cath and Phil Tyler – who are playing a show here later in the evening. 

Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that originated in New England and was later taken to the American South of the United States. The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, an historically important tunebook printed in shape notes.

Sacred Harp music represents one branch of an older tradition of American music that developed over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 

Sacred Harp music is performed a cappella (voice only, without instruments) and no musical knowledge or singing training is required to join in. 

Cath and Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad when she lived in Massachusetts, USA, in the 1990s. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, Sacred Harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London, and Morden Tower on the old city walls of Newcastle. 

A joint ticket for the workshop and the evening concert is available at a special price of just £10. Please contact our Box Office for more details.