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Music @ ACW

Arts Centre Washington has a thriving live music programme:

The first Saturday of the month we play host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club,

The Catalyst Collective is a project created by Arts Centre Washington and supported by Sunderland Music Hub with funding from Arts Council England and The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Our aim is to develop emerging musicians and bands through supported sessions and workshops. Our sessions take place at Arts Centre Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and are available to 14 – 25 year olds.  Find out More 

Some of the regions most exciting new bands take to the stage at Hothouse

Add to this our Recording Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, and participatory activities such as Beat It (drum circle for 8 - 12 year olds) summer schools and our community choir all help make Arts Centre Washington a hub for musicians in the region.

What's On:

Blackmore’s Blood

29 September 2018

A tribute to the magic of Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple to Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley and Emily Sanders

06 October 2018

Chris must be one of the best and most dynamic concertina players on the planet, and Denny has a powerful singing style that is all his own, matched with some equally powerful guitar playing.  The duo are now joined by the wonderful fiddle player and singer Emily Sanders who brings magic accompaniment and beautiful harmonies.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Allan Taylor

03 November 2018

 Allan's been coming to the Davy Lamp for many years and we're always very glad to welcome him back.  An impeccable performer and a masterful songwriter, Allan's songs have been covered by countless other performers, but nobody does them quite like him.

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

The Folk Degree Students en Masse

17 November 2018

*** This a change to the advertised date***
The now annual occasion when we hand over the ropes of the Davy Lamp to the up and coming performers from the Folk Degree at Newcastle University.

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Cozyjo’s Christmas Cracker

15 December 2018

COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and friends present and evening of Christmas classics to really get you into the festive spirit.  Please join us and support some of the most talented young musicians in the city.

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New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash

31 December 2018

Celebrate New Year’s Eve is style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink. 
Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances as a “Caller” will lead you through all of them. 

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