First up, on Friday, November 6, Teesside folk legend Richard Grainger celebrates 30 years as a recording artist with a special anniversary concert.
Joined by some of the best musicians that the area has to offer, this unique gig brings together some of the musical friends Richard has made over the past three decades, including Chris Parkinson, Dick Miles, The Endeavour Shantymen, Flossie Malavialle, John & Joy Rennie, Moira Clarke, Rebekah Findlay, Ro Morton, Sara Dennis and Steve Dawes and Helen Pitt.
Then, on Tuesday, November 17, it is the turn of Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr with her Sweet Visitor Band.
There are fewer busier artists than Nancy Kerr, who has added BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 to a long list of accolades and achievements in recent times.
Part of the award winning folk ‘supergroup’ The Full English and a trio with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting, Kerr is in high demand. But it is in her own right as a singer-songwriter that Nancy has really shone the brightest recently, gaining countless new fans in addition to those who have followed her career with partner James Fagan for the last two decades.
Nancy is joined on stage by Tom Wright (Albion Band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery), Greg Russell (The Tweed Project and duo with Ceiran Algar) and Tim Yates (Albion Band, Blackbeards Tea Party).
● Richard Grainger and Friends is on at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, November 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.00
● Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band play Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.00
To book or for further information, call Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or book online at www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk