Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson to play Newcastle's St Nicholas' Cathedral, 14 December 2012
Ian Anderson and friends will be performing a Christmas concert on December 14th at St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle.
Ian was born in 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. After attending primary school in Edinburgh, his family moved to Blackpool in 1959. After Grammar School he studied fine art before setting out on a musical career. As a band member of Jethro Tull he played more than 3000 concerts in 40 countries over four decades; he has typically played 100-plus concerts each year to longstanding and new fans worldwide.
As the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson is the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing.
Each year Ian does a few charity shows for our great cathedrals and churches; last year he performed in Salisbury and Canterbury cathedrals and in December 2012 we are fortunate to have Ian at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle, with all proceeds going to support the Cathedral's fabric and work.
The Christmas shows tend to be a mixture of rock, folk and traditional elements that reflect the building's use as a sacred and historic space.
Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets available from thesagegateshead.org/event/ian-anderson.
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