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As the northern music scene increases in vibrancy and pushes for promotion of local artists, it remains a largely male-dominated landscape. In terms of songwriting, performance and production, the region lacks strong female representation. That is why Tracks, the Darlington-based music collective, have set out to promote the region’s womenfolk by hosting female-led events celebrating musical talent across gender lines.

Their upcoming event, Noisy Daughters, takes place on Saturday 3rd March at Theatre Hullabaloo, and aims to encourage the next generation of female artists to make themselves heard by addressing the issue of gender inequality in the music industry, and by tapping into their artistic potential.

The afternoon kicks off with a two-hour songwriting workshop led by Liz Corney of harmony-led folk band The Cornshed Sisters and celebrated quirk popsters Field Music. The workshop will provide participants with guidance on all aspects of musical composition. This is followed by a panel discussion led by several influential women in the industry including our esteemed editor Claire Dupree (who definitely didn’t insert the ‘esteemed’ bit herself…), Rianne Kate Thompson from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, musician Hannah Van Thompson of The Van T’s and chaired by Sarah Wilson from the Tracks collective/Little Big Gigs. They will highlight the hurdles female musicians face and discuss ways of changing the situation.

The event concludes with an evening performance which celebrates the unmistakable songwriting power and inspirational presence of artists like urban alt. pop songwriter Eve Conway, hip-hop artist Leddie MC and gritty electro-pop trio, Twist Helix. The Scottish quartet, The Van T’s, will step in as the final act with their lush grunge  and attitude pumped rock ‘n’ roll showing just how beautifully unique and inspiring the noisy daughters of the north can be.

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