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SOLD OUT. Chalk presents The Cornshed Sisters

  • The Cluny 36 Lime Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE1 2PQ United Kingdom (map)

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Chalk are proud to present The Cornshed Sisters. This unique performance will see the Tyne and Wear four piece play an extra special daytime gig exclusively for an audience of kids and their grown ups. Drawing on a palette of solo and harmony vocals and a blend of acoustic and electronic instruments, The Cornshed Sisters weave together pop, folk, ballad and protest music into a unique and distinctive style. Set to a backdrop of dreamy visuals, the gig will give the whole family the chance to join in on vocals as we bring you this extra special musical treat!

The Cornshed Sisters' music explores love, motherhood, fake happiness, friendship, family, feminism and the increasing complexities of life as you get older but no wiser. The band are proud to write about their experiences as women and their songwriting always has a stark realism to it - as Marie puts it when discussing the track We Have Said This Is Impossible: “True love is buggering off together in a Ford Focus”.

Honey & Tar, the Cornshed Sisters’ second album released in November 2017, was recorded and produced by Peter Brewis at Field Music’s Studio on the banks of the river Wear. First single, The Message hints at the stronger pop influences of the album. Each of the band members have contributed their songwriting talents to the album, and first single, The Message, is by Liz. She says of the song:

You know when someone is going to dump you and you don't want to be the one to have to start the conversation because it's not you who wants to break up, but they do so they should be the one to say it, right? This song's about that.”

The Cornshed Sisters have been away for a while (their last album, Tell Tales, was released back in 2012), but we can probably let them off as they’ve been using the time well, becoming mothers, bringing millions of pounds of funding into major Sunderland arts projects, recording and touring with Field Music, and somehow making time to write songs and record Honey & Tar together.

Since the release of their debut album, the Cornshed Sisters toured the UK with The Futureheads, performed live with Elbow, played sessions for BBC 6 Music and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and played Glastonbury Festival in Summer 2016. 

The gig will be preceeded by a crafty workshop where you can make headwear for the gig! 

Tickets (includes workshop and gig):
Adults - £7
Children - £6
Family A (3 people) - £17
Family B (4 people) - £22
Child aged 18 months and under – Free
No booking fees.

Chalk events are targeted at families. All welcome as long as there are both adults and children in your party. Adults remain responsible for their children at all times.

We are unable to offer refunds, but you may transfer your tickets to another party. Please contact for more details.

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