On Sunday 18 December we were at the very lovely Whittingham Memorial Institute, Northumberland celebrating both the end of the Autumn season and our 25th birthday year. And what a delight to be sharing that evening with Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman, who performed in our first season in 1997, and who sprinkled festive magic with their Celtic Christmas Strings.
It’s been a bumper year for Highlights, with two fantastic, full seasons and a range of wonderful performances from the most fabulous artists. As always, we must say the biggest thank you to our volunteer promoters and their teams – from the people selling tickets, organising the raffle, putting out the chairs and tables, feeding the artists, manning the bar, popping home for a much needed extension cable … these events wouldn’t be the successes that they are without you!
And, after the past few years, it’s been a real joy to see full audiences back in our halls, libraries and community spaces – we hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen! In the next few weeks, we’ll be launching our Spring 2023 season and we hope that you’ll find just as much to enjoy there.