Ruth Wallprojects

Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell’s new band has been touring now for nearly 3 years. Last year The Side released their first album, and features Ruth on lever, wire and bray harps, Amy Thatcher on accordion, Louisa Tuck on cello and Kathryn on pipes.

Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound The Side stay true to the spirit and essence of Kathryn’s own Northumbrian folk tradition whilst showcasing the talents of each musician.

‘Evocative slow airs move seamlessly into life-affirming jigs and reels; Amy storms into a clog dance; Kathryn’s dizzying rapid-fire piping contrasts with the power and richness of Louisa’s cello and Ruth’s sparkling harp playing melds it all together – a very special evening is in store in the company of Kathryn and The Side.’

  • Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
  • Ruth Wall – harps
  • Amy Thatcher – accordion, clog dancing
  • Louisa Tuck – cello