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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

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    Thu 7 November 2019

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £25 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and her work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 18 albums to date and has recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains and the Penguin Café.

‘The best living advertisement for English folk music’ (The Daily Telegraph)

‘Some instruments become inextricably linked with a single player. For the Northumbrian pipes, that player is Kathryn Tickell’ (★★★★ Financial Times)

The folk artist now leads a band of musicians from England, Scotland and Ireland to bring some of the oldest Northumbrian songs throbbing to life, mixed with original compositions, all with the passion of that wild, weather-bitten countryside. 2018’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival saw The Darkening’s live debut with 2019 leading to sell out shows across the nation as well as the release of their album Hollowbone to much critical acclaim.

‘A clever shape-shifter of a record, founded on an exceptional five-piece band’ (★★★★ Observer)

‘A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire’ (fRoots)

‘The music is complex and animated, exploring the mists of millennia but singing in a clear, contemporary voice. A wonderful, brave, and intoxicating album’ (Folk Radio)


Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

20:00 – Set 1

20:45 –  Interval

21:15 – Set 2

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.



You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.

The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.

We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!


How to book early dinner reservations:

You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.

If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.

If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.

If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’


Information for people with a reservation:

You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.



– Harissa marinated chicken with cauliflower
– Aubergine parmigiana

Smaller Bites
– Tomato, basil and brie quiche
– Broccoli and stilton quiche
– Butternut, sage and pine nuts quiche

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