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Not The Anderson Twins: Alistair Anderson and Ian A. Anderson at Belford

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Blue Bell Hotel

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Not The Anderson Twins: Ian A. Anderson and Alistair Anderson

50 years of deathfolk, blues, psych-fi, trad & world twang meets 50 years of up close and personal Northumbrian music

Alistair Anderson is internationally acknowledged as the leading soloist on the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes. He made no less than 37 tours of the USA where he was fortunate enough to meet such luminaries as Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Elizabeth Cotton and Memphis Slim so he is really looking forward to sharing a night with one of the pioneers of the English country blues scene and beyond.

"His appeal as a musician lies not only in his remarkable handling of the English Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes. It is also a result of his total involvement in his music, his absolute sincerity, which succeeds in reaching a far wider audience than his classification as a folk musician would suggest." The Stage
"He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists" Colin Irwin fROOTS


Ian A. Anderson - no, not that one! - began his solo musical career in the mid 1960s, heavily influenced by old country blues players, before taking a left-swerve in the early '70s into what nowadays gets called 'psych folk', with a trio of songwriter/ guitarist albums for Bristol's pioneering and now highly collectable independent label Village Thing.

He eventually settled into a personal - and notably English - style, drawing from traditional folk, blues, old-time and world roots musics, making some dozen albums by the end of the 1980s with groups Hot Vultures (with Maggie Holland), the English Country Blues Band and Tiger Moth. Then after a break from live performance in the 1990s he returned to stages and recording this century with the trio Blue Blokes 3 (with PiL's Lu Edmonds and 3 Mustaphas 3's Ben Mandelson), the duo The False Beards (again with Mandelson), and a successful re-union tour by Hot Vultures in 2016.

Over the years he's appeared in multiple guises at most of the UK's important folk/roots venues and festivals (from the very first Glastonbury to Cambridge, Sidmouth, Shrewsbury, Womad and many more). Since early 2017, he's been enjoying performing and recording solo again, with repertoire and anecdotes drawn from across those 50+ years of experience.

Doors will open at 7pm.
Ticket queries and in person sales from the Blue Bell Hotel: Market Place . Belford . Northumberland . NE70 7NE Tel: (01668) 213543 Email: enquiries@bluebellhotel.com

Online sales stop at 4pm on the concert day and unsold tickets will be available to buy on the door on the night.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is on street parking outseide the venue

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone Chris at Sharper Than: 01661 842935 or email chris@sharperthan.com

or the Blue Bell Hotel Tel: (01668) 213543 Email: enquiries@bluebellhotel.com

What's the refund policy?

No refunds - but you are welcome to pass your ticket on

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

either printed out or on your phone is fine

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you have the name of the person who bought it

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Blue Bell Hotel

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