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Ray Laidlaw And Billy Mitchell's Lindisfarne Story Heads To Scarborough Spa

The Lindisfarne Story

Lindisfarne was Tyneside’s best-loved band for more than 30 years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group’s music and achievements.

The show at Scarborough Spa on Wednesday 19 October is devised, written and performed by drummer/founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.

Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne’s classic songs and tell the inside story of the group’s rise to fame, from Whitley Bay to San Francisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury.

They describe the group’s early days on Tyneside in the 1960’s hustling for gigs and their rise to fame in the early seventies. Archive photographs and video will describe their worldwide tours, festival successes and TV appearances, their triumphant return home and their unique relationship with Newcastle City Hall.

Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home, all of these songs have a story behind them. Enjoy hearing them again in an intimate venue and discover what was the inspiration behind their composition.

You’ll hear how the classic songs developed.

Ray said:
“We tell the Lindisfarne Story through words, music and a fantastic selection of archive songs and pictures, it’s a product of fifty years of friendship and musical collaboration that tells the tale of a bunch of Geordie lads who followed their dream and shared a lot of laughs, a few tears, and a barrow load of fantastic music.”

Tickets for The Lindisfarne Story featuring Billy Mitchell & Ray Laidlaw are now on sale priced at £18.50. Tickets are available from or via the Scarborough Spa Box Office (01723 821888).

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