FRONTMAN Billy Mitchell and founder member and drummer Ray Laidlaw present The Lindisfarne Story, an affectionate and enthusiastic celebration of the long-running Geordie folk group, at Malton's Milton Rooms on April 2.

Written and performed by the duo, the 7.30pm show takes a trip through 50 years of Lindisfarne, from their 1969 beginnings in the pubs and clubs of Tyneside to the concert halls and festivals of today; from Whitley Bay to 'Frisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury.

The story is told through the classic songs, such as Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner and Fog On The Tyne, and rare and unseen video, audio clips and private photographs, linked together with tall tales and scurrilous gossip.

The 2019 tour brings the story up to date, in the wake of Clear White Light, a play with music by the late Alan Hull, the new biography We Can Swing Together and the launch of a new version of Lindisfarne fronted by Rod Clements.

The show is being staged by Hurricane Promotions, a new East Yorkshire events company that has a series of folk, roots and Americana events planned for 2019 across the region.

Promoter James Duffy says: “This will be a highly enjoyable evening. The Lindisfarne Story is a real insight into the history of the band and the talented individuals that have forged so many fantastic songs over five decades."

Tickets cost £20 on 01653 696240 or at