Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Nightfall


Night Fall is a new trio of voice, fiddle and guitar, made up of graduates of the Newcastle folk music degree whose paths never crossed during their studies.

Kevin Lees, a fine player of Scottish and Northumbrian traditions, was brought up in the vibrant folk scene in Newcastle under the guidance of Stewart Hardy and Kathryn Tickell, and as an early member of Folkestra out of which came the Young Folk Award-winning band Last Orders.

Dave Wood is regarded as one of the leading guitarists on the folk scene due to his innovative, rhythmical accompaniment style. He played for several years with the acclaimed CrossCurrent before touring with Scots song band Malinky from 2007 until 2011, and with celebrated Northumbrian musician Tom McConville.

Kate Locksley comprises one quarter of the critically acclaimed harmony group The Teacups as well as the all-female trio, Wychwood, finding both strength and vulnerability in the unaccompanied voice.

A chance meeting at a Midsummer festival encouraged them to collaborate, bringing together their different experiences in a delicate, assured sound.