Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Audley End Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4UH


Multi-award winning Kathryn Tickell is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Artist of the Year and a recipient of the Queen’s Medal for Music. She started playing the Northumbrian pipes at the age of nine, and now – well, in the words of Living Tradition, “To say that Kathryn plays pipes is like saying that Shakespeare was a bit of a writer”. 

A supreme folk-artist, Tickell understands that tradition is about the present and the future, as well as the past; whether she’s performing with Evelyn Glennie or Sting, her music communicates vibrantly and poetically in the here and now. This concert features her new band The Darkening playing material from their new album.