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Northern Faith with Tim Hunter

14 August.3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until 14 August, 2024

12th – 14th August | 3pm – 3:50pm | £10 (concessions available) | In-Centre

After performing musical shows about Yorkshire’s history in 2022 and 2023, Tim returns to the Fringe (and to the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre) to look back at the first millennium, when Edinburgh and Yorkshire were both part of the Kingdom of Northumbria. The audience will hear musical tales of The Venerable Bede, Caedmon, Alcuin and many more.

We’ll look at what happened when Roman rule ended and the North became a place where warlords fought over what remained of the Roman state. The show looks at the two distinctive types of Northern Christianity which emerged – the ascetic spiritual Celtic style of St Cuthbert and the more organised power based Roman tradition of Alcuin. The songs describe how the two approaches competed and were eventually fused together. We’ll also look at how the peace was later shattered by Viking raids.

Book your ticket now via the Fringe website.

Tim Hunter

Over the years, Tim’s musical projects have always been very much intertwined with drama and storytelling. He is very influenced by Alan Parsons, Jeff Wayne and Al Stewart, and composed the music for a full length musical about Captain James Cook and performed the role of James Cook in an audio version of the play

Tim also performed a solo show based on the play at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. He has released concept albums of songs about other historical characters from North Yorkshire, including Blind Jack, William Wilberforce and Lewis Carroll (in each case playing the leading role).


14 August
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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