The Lindisfarne Story comes to Bishop’s Stortford!

News / Tue 8th Sep 2015 at 12:01pm

LindisfarneLINDISFARNE was Tyneside’s best-loved band for over thirty years and this October The Lindisfarne Story, a celebration of the group’s music and achievements, will be playing at Rhodes Arts Complex.

The show is devised, written and performed by founder member Ray Laidlaw, the original drummer and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years. Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne’s classic songs and tell the inside story of the group’s rise to fame, from Whitley Bay to San Francisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury. They describe the group’s early days on Tyneside in the 1960’s hustling for gigs and their rise to fame in the early seventies.

The show is illustrated with personal archive photographs and describes their worldwide tours, festival successes and TV appearances, their triumphant return home and their unique relationship with Newcastle City Hall, venue for over 130 Lindisfarne performances.

Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home, all of these songs have a story behind them. Enjoy hearing them again in an intimate venue and discover what was the inspiration behind their composition.

You’ll hear how the classic songs developed and how Bob Dylan’s producer helped Lindisfarne to focus their musical ideas and burst through the glam and manufactured sounds around them to become one of the major British groups of the seventies.

The Lindisfarne Story has captured the imagination of the fans and media.

‘Just a line to thank you all for a fantastic night’s entertainment in Whitley Bay Saturday past.
We were a group of 8 and each and every one of us had a fabulous night. After many years front of house in large venues worldwide I doubt I have enjoyed myself more.’
John Tweddle

‘The Lindisfarne Story at the Gala Theatre in Durham last night was fantastic…thank you !’
Mary Douglas

‘Don’t miss it!’
Sam Wonfor, Newcastle Journal.

The Lindisfarne Story will be at the Rhodes Arts Complex on the 15th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18.50 and can be booked through our Box Office on 01279 710 200 or online at www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk.

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