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In Whitby, La Rosa has gained a strong reputation for being one of the most eccentric and gorgeous boutique hotels in the seaside town, perhaps eclipsing even the majesty of the abbey or the town’s famous fish and chips (okay maybe not, but it’s still pretty glorious none the less). Aside from the wonderful decor and other oddities, La Rosa is also known for hosting wonderfully eclectic and varied nights filled with traditional music, often featuring guest artists, singarounds, magic lantern shows and the pop art of David Owen (yes, really).

Taking some of this quirky magic and bringing it to Tyneside is cult folk icon Eliza Carthy, who is taking over the main hall and the cafe of the Old Town Hall to bring some of the magic of La Rosa to Gateshead. On the night there will be some very interesting quirks, as well as a set from award winning acoustic artist Lucy Ward. Hailing from Derby, Ward plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but really shines when it comes to her pitch perfect voice. Joining her is Maia, who combine stunning vocal harmonies over blissed out, funk-tinged grooves. Punctuated by banjos, guitars, some spooky brass and keyboards, Maia are an intriguing prospect that encapsulate everything that’s great about the La Rosa sessions. There’s no doubt that this really will be a legendary night.

Eliza Carthy’s Legendary Nights comes to Gateshead Old Town Hall on Saturday 19th September.

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