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crafted in Northumberland


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Festivals 2018

Sat. 7 April  Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

26-29 July  Warwick Folk Festival (tbc)

18-24 August  Whitby Folk Week (tbc)

We're still working on our festival schedule for 2018 - please come back soon to find out where we'll be over the coming year!



Our 15-minutes of fame! There was a great 3-page article on Small Strings by Susan Burke in the Aug./Sept. issue of The Northumbrian magazine.


Not the best start to the year when Sue was involved in a serious accident in mid-January, when someone lost control of their car and drove over the middle of the road and in to ours, at speed. As a result, Mark lost a lot of work time - many thanks to those of you who had to wait longer than expected for your instrument. We're happy to say that Sue's just about fully recovered.



Towards the end of April 2015, we relocated to north Northumberland. The move took much longer than expected, and caused huge disruption to instrument-making. However, it was a very positive move for Small Strings as Mark now has a huge workshop. 


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