Celebrating legendary Lindisfarne

Ray and Billy.
Ray and Billy.

A legendary Geordie group is offering fans the chance to celebrate their career in words and music.

The Lindisfarne Story will take to the stage at Blyth’s Phoenix Theatre on March 1, to tell the tale of Tyneside’s best-loved band.

Drummer and founder member Ray Laidlaw said: “I was a member of Lindisfarne from its conception and loved nearly every minute of it.

“We tell the Lindisfarne Story through words, music and a fantastic selection of archive songs and pictures.

“It’s a product of 50 years of friendship and musical collaboration that tells the tale of a bunch of Geordie lads who followed their dream and shared a lot of laughs, a few tears, and a barrow load of fantastic music.”

The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group’s music and achievements over the years and has been devised, written and performed by Ray and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.

Ray and Billy will perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne’s classic songs and tell the inside story of the group’s rise to fame – from Whitley Bay to San Francisco Bay, and from Rothbury to Glastonbury.

All the favourite songs including Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne and Run for Home, will have the story behind them explained.

The Lindisfarne Story will be at the Phoenix in Blyth for one night only.

Tickets are priced at £15 and are available by calling the box office on (01670) 367228 or online at www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk/whats-on/the-lindisfarne-story