Developing and promoting Roots music in North East England

About Northern Roots

We are an independent cultural organisation and charity that specialises in developing and promoting Roots music in North East England.

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Case Studies

Our projects are varied, collaborative and diverse, the only thing they all have in common is their ability to connect people and communities through Roots music. Find out more about the projects we are currently involved with.

Ways to Get Involved

If you would like to support or work with Northern Roots then the easiest thing to do is just get in touch, we are an open-minded organisation keen to explore partnerships and collaborations, we think the best way to do that is by having a chat.

Northern Roots strives to deliver programmes of high-quality diverse Root music performances for a broad range of diverse audiences

Leila D'Aronville, Managing Director

Northern Roots supports the artistic and professional development of artists working in the Root music tradition

Graham Anderson, Creative Director

Northern Roots connects with people of all ages and backgrounds to deliver inspiring projects anchored around Roots music

Adam Collerton, Community Engagement

Latest News

Journals Of Dami review of Kema Kay and Kay Greyson present the Best of North East Hip-hop and Grime Talent

Tue 22 Jun

We asked Dami Fawehinmi what she thought of Kema Kay and Kay Greyson present...and this is what she said!

Stevie Wonder and Northern Roots

Fri 24 Apr

The night we met Stevie.

Voices of Virtue and Sting

Fri 24 Apr

Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir form close relationship with Sting

Covid 19

Fri 24 Apr

Latest update Covid 19

Radikal Queen

Fri 24 Apr

Radikal Queen releases new music



Tue 19 Dec

How to support Northern Roots by donating or fundraising.

Freedom on the Tyne

Freedom on the Tyne

Sat 4 Nov

On Sunday 29th October a great drama engulfed NewcastleGateshead, inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and epic civil rights struggles from across the globe, both past and present.

Jumpin' Hot Club

Jumpin’ Hot Club us our flagship Roots music enterprise. Gigs, live performances, events, mini-cruises and small festival style events all across the North East, to give every single person the chance to experience and enjoy Roots music. Find a gig near you and see the programme of events for the year by visiting the Jumpin’ Hot Club website.