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Geordie poet, songwriter and musician Alan Hull led Lindisfarne to fame in the early Seventies thanks to his sharp observations and social commentary. Nearly 20 years after his death, his legacy has stood the test of time and his music continues to inspire a new generation of songwriters, from Noel Gallagher to Elvis Costello.

Celebrating what would have been Alan Hull’s 70th birthday, The Alan Hull Songbook is not so much as an homage to Alan or Lindisfarne’s legacy, but a heartfelt celebration of superb songwriting and a much missed local treasure. The duo is comprised of Alan’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson, who both played alongside Alan during the early 90s, and at their gigs on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February at the Mining Institute in Newcastle, they’ll be reprising some much loved Lindisfarne classics as well as some recently re-discovered songs from the archive which have never been released and probably not heard by the public for over 40 years.

A must attend event for fans of Lindisfarne and superbly crafted music.

The Alan Hull Songbook perform at The Mining Institute, Newcastle on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February.

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