MAC Arts Centre

JINKSI

Tyneside’s highly acclaimed indie folk duo JINSKI make their debut at Mac Arts, following performances at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, and slots supporting The ProclaimersLindisfarne,  Kathryn TickellMark Radcliffe, and The Poozies, and playing live on BBC1’s The One Show. Consisting of singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, Jinski are a partnership forged from acoustic roots and a love of a strong melody and their music crosses the borders of Folk, Country and Pop. 

“Folk for modern ears” Maverick magazine

Their dynamic and heartfelt performances have been winning fans all over the UK, with great songs that touch hearts and mind—prepare to be moved.

Licensed bar throughout. ​Friday 16th August
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts

Acoustic Gallagher 

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Celebrating the songwriting talents of Noel Gallagher – Acoustic Gallagher will be performing at Mac Arts as part of their Scottish tour.

The band will play classics and B-sides from Oasis and High Flying Birds, including        Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, The Masterplan, If I had a Gun, What a Life and , of  course, Don’t Look Back in Anger – all played in a laid back and ambient style.

Saturday 24th August 
Time: 8pm 
Doors: 7:30pm 
Tickets: £10* in advance / £12 on door
*booking fee applies 
Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts

 Pygmy Twylyte – The Music of Frank Zappa + support from South of Sanity

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So prolific was Frank Zappa’s output, that it is nearly impossible to present a representative sample of his work in just one concert but Pygmy Twylyte present you with an unmissable evening of Zappa ‘classics’, if indeed such things exist.

Zappa’s 70’s and 80’s work is the main showcase, though there is the occasional foray into 60’s material. Expect some well-known tunes such as “Cosmik Debris” and “Montana”, interspersed with instrumentals like “Black Napkins” and “Chungas Revenge”. The seven-strong band will surely perform something to suit everyone’s taste (and maybe even some poodles, dental floss, snowballs, devils, and a low-rent monster from the silver-screen on the side…) ARF!

The band return after last years’ phenomenal performance at Mac Arts with support from local favorites South of Sanity. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Friday 30th August
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10* Advance / £12 Door
​*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts

MUSIC: Claude Bourbon- Spanish and Medieval Blues

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Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take Blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. 

It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude’s playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. 

Claude weaves his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Holding audience attention under a musical spell.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….

​​Saturday 7th September
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10* Advance / £12 Door
​*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts