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Curtain comes up on the first chapter of The Lindisfarne Story tour

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell kick off a 50-date tour on Sept 4, telling tales and singing songs from the band's rich history

 

It was a tale which played out over more than three decades and provided a soundtrack to many people’s lives. Fitting then that the UK tour of The Lindisfarne Story is going to be a long one.

The first two of 50 dates takes place at the Maltings, Berwick on Thursday (Sept 4) and Darlington Civic Theatre on Friday (Sept 5). The tour will return to the region in November for dates at Sage Gateshead and Gala Theatre, Durham and offers a treat for Lindisfarne fans of all ages.

 The show is told and performed acoustically by the folk-rock outift’s founding drummer, Ray Laidlaw and the band’s last lead singer - and longtime friend - Billy Mitchell, who joined following Alan Hull’s untimely death in 1995, and remained until they called time in 2003.

Ray said: We do 12 or 14 songs stripped right back to how they were when they were written. We’re not pretending to be the band. The band doesn’t really exist any more. But the stories and the music do, and we like sharing them.”

For more information and booking, visit www.lindisfarne.co.uk

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