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Alphabetti Theatre Presents 
Catch The Sparrow Live On The D’Addario Stage, With Support from Ruby Kelly

Saturday 2nd December 2023

Times: Doors: 19.30

Emily Emily: 20:00

Ruby Kelly: 20:30

Catch The Sparrow: 21:15

Tickets: £10 full, £5 concession, £3 no questions (limited to 10)

Running Time: Approx. 160+ mins

Age Rec: 16+

Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly

In 2020, Dutch singer-songwriter Catch The Sparrow moved countries in the middle of a global pandemic to pursue her love for folk and traditional music in Newcastle upon Tyne. Over the past two years she has built up a repertoire of delicate yet intricate songs that showcase a deep understanding of the traditional material she takes inspiration from. On her latest EP ‘Winter Flowers’ (released December 2022), a personal exploration of the music and history of Newcastle and the North East, sparse arrangements for piano, harp and cello let her powerful vocals and original songwriting take centre stage.

Over the past year, Catch The Sparrow has been performing extensively throughout the North East. Highlights include opening for folk legend Martin Carthy and Sage Gateshead Artist in Residence Kerrin Tatman. Talented folk singer and fiddle player Sam Baxter will be accompanying her on stage for her headline show at Alphabetti Theatre.

Support to be announced.

"...the mark of good folk music has always been linked to communicating the most while doing the least, never overstating or embellishing, yet weaving a tapestry where every thread fits perfectly. Farewell - Here's The Tender Coming captures that with ease, encapsulating the heart of the genre in a way that's imbued with heart." - NARC Magazine

Support From Ruby Kelly

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Ruby Kelly is a solo singer/songwriter from South Wales who plays an array of acoustic original music. From a young age Ruby has been a regular hit with the locals in her home town Newport and is currently living in the North East of England to pursue her career in music. Ruby has recently put out an EP out called “King Of The World” featuring four original songs which are available to download online. Influenced by The Beatles, The Kinks and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ruby creates refreshing stories with her catchy tunes that speak to a crowd. Ruby has recently played alongside artists such as The Futureheads and Ferocious Dog and has been called a, ‘rising star’ by the Penarth Times. 

Opener, Emily Emily,

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Is the alias of north-east born singer/songwriter Emily Lowes.


Drawing upon song writing as a means of making sense of the world in addition to acting as an introspection into her own psyche.


Her purposeful writing paired with powerful vocals create a tender though urgent sense of interrogation; how do we feel and move forward in times of anguish? How do we carry all the pieces of ourselves into the present moment, when the present moment can feel as though it comes with one million more? How do we face changes, combat them, and invite them towards us?

The catalogue of music to come is an auditory shelter aimed to comfort the ears of the listener during both the days that come easy, and the nights that may come hard.

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