image for Music item typeLong Division presents: A Romantic Destination at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Music, Wed 30 May 2018

Jamie Lockhart

Jamie Lockhart

Contact

Theatre Royal Wakefield

01924 311 211

Address

Drury Lane,
Wakefield,
WF1 2TE

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Details

A songbook from 1851 used by two brothers; one a folk songwriter, the other the 1st piper to Queen Victoria. In its pages, the seeds for a life of music that would take a man from the Scottish Highlands to Buckingham Palace.

Six generations later, and that same book is unearthed in a house in Skerray, on the very North Coast of Scotland. Passed from father to son, it now rests in the hands of songwriter Jamie Lockhart.

After 18 years in Scotland, brought up with Ceilidh bands and choirs he, like his ancestor, left Scotland to follow a musical calling. And now, after 18 years in Wakefield, Jamie will take the music from that 166 year old piece of history to ask some timeless questions. And using just his fiddle and his stories, he will try and answer them.

A Romantic Destination is a show about home, about the connecting lines that run through our lives and beyond, and the part music can play in piecing it all together.

Jamie Lockhart studied at Breton Hall, part of Leeds University (now Yorkshire Sculpture Park). He performs and releases music as Mi Mye and is a record producer at Greenmount Studios, Armley (New Model Army, The Cribs)

Commissioned as part of Long Division Festival’s “A Manifesto For A New Wakefield” project, supported by Arts Council England.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 30 May 2018 20:00

Prices

£8

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68172 Long: -1.50336

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks are close by.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality