Discover one of our historical heroes. William Shield was born in Swalwell and is thought to have written the music for Auld Lang Syne; he was a noted violinist, composer and Master of the Kings Musick.
This delightful celebration of William Shield’s music offers an opportunity to hear some of his compositions over a week long programme of events.
The Land of Oak & Iron, hosted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria has delivered over £5million+ investment in local communities; their natural, cultural and industrial heritage. Thanks to National Lottery players and funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund along with other matched funders: see Our Supporters page
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.