Connecting the Irish on Tyneside

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall

Born to Irish parents in 1827, Ned Corvan came to Newcastle in 1831 and became the very first Geordie singer/songwriter superstar. Anti-establishment to the core, Ned wrote around 120 songs and Mr Corvan’s Music Hall is about the life, times and music of arguably the greatest songwriter the region has ever produced.

Written by top North East playwright Ed Waugh and following his successes with Hadaway Harry at Newcastle Theatre Royal and Putney, London, and the brilliant Joe Wilson Night here at the Irish Centre, Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, will tour the region from May 25 to June 10.

Opening at Durham, Gala Theatre, Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, will call in at Whitley Bay Playhouse and Sage Gateshead.

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall stars two of the region’s top actors Chris Connel (Pitman Painters, UK and New York) and Jamie Brown (Culture Award winner for best performance – Hadaway Harry) and former Bellowhead violinist Rachael McShane. Benny Graham (Pitman Poets) and Johnny Handle (folk superstar) have helped with Ned’s brilliant songs. The director is Gareth Tudor Price (former Hull Truck and West End credits).

Ticket s only £15. for more details visit:

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Ned leaflet


Upcoming Events

  1. Liam Turner (Free, in the bar)

    July 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Joe Wilson Night (Back by popular demand)

    November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh

    December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. The Dave Swarbrick Tribute Tour: Jason Wilson Band, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Simon Swarbrick

    January 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tyneside Irish Centre shared Tourism Ireland's Soaring Over the Wild Atlantic Way. ...

The Wild Atlantic Way will take your breath away 🌬🌊

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Last week's picture will be hard to beat .... Throwback Thursday .... Not sure about the other characters but the one in the middle definitely gained status as an honorary Irishman - and he already had the Tyneside Part! ...

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Tyneside Irish Centre shared Tyneside No.1. Celtic Supporters Club's event. ...

Green And White Night

October 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Join us in the Tyneside Irish Centre, Gallowgate Suite for our Green and White night to celebrate all things Celtic on Saturday 7th October where we will have live music from Stephen Dodds. Tickets £5.00 and can be reserved now by messaging the Tyneside No1 CSC Facebook or Twitter Page. (Twitter - @TynesideCeltic) Non-Members Welcome Hail Hail!

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Good luck for anyone coming along tonight at 7pm ...

Calling all budding actors! Auditions are on Wednesday! Suffer from stage fright? We are looking for stage hands too!

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Free trad music session every Thursday night... all musicians and singers welcome! ...

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