Clara Vale Music & Semibreve
Ball & Tertell
Katie Tertell is an International Concert Cellist and Annie Ball is a trained concert pianist, playing accordion for this tour. Both are highly experienced project and event coordinators.
After hugely successful pilot of sold-out outdoor performances in the village of Clara Vale on July 11th, Katie and Annie have decided to put on a Rural Tour of the Northeast this Autumn 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021 and provide socially-distanced outdoor performances that are accessible to those who are craving a bit of culture at their doorstep. They played a fantastic set of accordion and cello music, all their own arrangements including a world premiere by a renowned Irish composer. They would like to partner with small, local, independent businesses and organisations that would benefit from the audience the tour would bring, by the media coverage and those who may be looking to raise their artistic profile. Outdoor spaces, village greens, courtyards and private gardens with facilities in easy reach.
Annie and Katie are highly-trained professional artists, and offer the highest quality of musical experience. They are also experienced events and project coordinators and each event will be fully covered by product and public liability insurance (certification supplied on demand) and comprehensive risk assessment. The concept for this tour will have an emphasis on local folk music, jazz, classical and bluegrass- a little something for everyone that would appeal to a wide audience. Please browse the media below which will give a sense of their style. The tour offers either a Family Special Concert, an Afternoon Delight (older kids can be welcome) and/or a Candlelit Special in the evening. Since the tour is acoustic, the gigs have no impact on local residents. Venues are invited to supply refreshments to generate revenue but similarly, this could be organised by the tour.
From the success of their July pilot, it became obvious that there is a tremendous need for cultural events in a setting that feels safe and responsible- so much so that they had to add a "run-out" performance the next day to meet demand! This is a time of great enthusiasm for live events, the tour is hoping for similar success.
Who... Each gig will have maximum 30 adults in attendance (excluding children) and covers a wide demographic from age 0+
When... Weekends from 19th September to 4th October
Where... Rural Locations in the North East
What... 1 hour long live acoustic performances. Local Folk, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass all original arrangements. Cello and Accordion.
Covid... All outdoor and minimum 2 metres distancing unless same household or bubble. Detailed risk assessment on request.
Facilities... Partnering with local pubs, cafes, community centres & churches for toilet access.
Parking... Minimal parking needed as most attendees will be from the immediate locality and encouraged to walk or cycle.
Food & Drink... Food and Drink either supplied by local businesses or we can supply through our own suppliers.
Tickets... Tickets will range from £8 - £15 without refreshments and will be £15- £25 with refreshments included. Children are Free.
am family special
pm afternoon delight
pm candlelit special
The Ray Wind Fund has supported our concerts in West Woodburn, Kirkwhelpington, Elsdon and Ridsdale
Adults (Gig only) from £8 - £15
Adults with food & Drink package £15 - £25 Depending on venue
Tickets will be purchased online or an alternative payment method can be arranged for those who don't do online, if they contact Annie Ball on 07972 178 702
Tour Budget Available on Request:
07972 178 702 (Annie)
Detailed COVID19 Risk Assessment available on Request:
07972 178 702 (Annie)
"After months of being in lockdown one of the things we had missed most as a family was attending live events. So it was lovely to not only be able to attend the open air concert, but also to be able to support the local arts. It was such a well organised and safe event. We could totally relax and just enjoy the experience knowing they were keeping everyone safe as we did so. Can't wait for the next one!!"
Clare Lee, Clara Vale Outdoor Gigs
"I spent a lovely relaxing afternoon at one of Annie's outdoor concerts ... The first concert after lockdown! It was amazing to be outside enjoying a picnic and enjoying gorgeous music... Total luxury!"
Rosanna Whitton, Clara Vale Outdoor Gigs
“Great music and great Food”
The Journal Culture Magazine
“Talented local musicians plus fabulous food”
“A winning combination”
Living North Magazine
"We couldn’t have done it without you, clearly, so thank you very much indeed. You were efficient, creative, committed and the food was outstanding, thank you so much"
Simon Preston, Newcastle EAT! Festival