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‘Tis the season to be merry, dontcha know, and we can’t think of anything better to help celebrate Santa than a full day of awesome live music, totally free!

The Cluny’s Christmas bash, taking place on Sunday 20th December, has been put together by two great local promoters. The kind folks at Jumpin’ Hot Club, who this year celebrated their 30 year anniversary of putting on shows in the region, are surely one of the North East’s most loved promoters. They pride themselves on bringing the best roots, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, country and Americana acts to the region, and they’re also a massive champion of local acts, ever ready with a support slot or festival stage for regional musicians. For Chrimbo, they’ll be relying on the great and the good of the North East acoustic music scene, and presenting a varied range of superb songwriters for your delectation in the Cluny bar during the afternoon. Husband and wife folk duo Skylark Song and songwriting supremo Trev Gibb are heading up a bill which also features fiddle player Kari Macleod, former Sundown singer-songwriter Steve Brown, the country-tinged stylings of Chloe Chadwick and Great Curve frontman Mick Rolfe alongside Jumpin’ Hot’s very own Shipcote.

As the sun goes down, the action moves into The Cluny 2, as top indie rockers The Great Curve (pictured) headline a line-up of noisier favourites, which also includes multi-lingual epic soundscapes from Them Things and melodic alt. rock from A Festival. A Parade. Apparently, each band will be coerced into playing a Christmas song too, so festive cheer is guaranteed!

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