Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bridgewater Hosts a Celebration of the North

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bridgewater Hosts a Celebration of the North

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ECHOES Of A Mountain Song, the Bridgewater Hall's celebration of northern landscapes in music, poetry and song, reaches its climax on April 23 and 24. April 23 also marks Shakespeare's birthday so the night will be a celebration of both.

Before the beatification of the Bard there is a programme for today's northern poets, from 11am in the Barbirolli Room and from 1pm in the stalls foyer, with participants reading their favourite (or their own) poems. The second event is free.

At 3pm the Barbirolli Room hosts a recital by pianist Clare Hammond (pictured right), soprano Jane Wilkinson, violinist Suzanne Casey, cellist Kenneth Woods and narrator Peter Davison, based on the life and work of Emily Bronte.

Sunday sees the finale - an orgy of folk music and folk arts, with a country fayre, clog-dancing, fiddling, a sing-in - and the world premiere of Get Weaving! …

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