Holiday Cheer livestreamed concert with Newberry & Verch

Newberry & Verch - Aug/Sep 2023

It’s been a while since our last livestream but we’ve got a really special one coming up! Fabulous folk-roots duo Newberry & Verch have asked us to host a seasonal livestreamed concert on Monday 20th December, with Christmassy original songs, lively fiddle and banjo duets, step dancing and storytelling. Tune in to the live broadcast at our YouTube channel or our Facebook page.

Show 1 starts at 7.30pm UK time (20.30 CET Europe)

Show 2 starts at 7.30pm EST (USA & Canada)

The multi-talented Joe Newberry (USA) and April Verch (Canada) are no strangers to True North Music regulars, having delighted us with their entertaining blend of folk, bluegrass and old time Americana at past real-life concerts.  This year they’re reviving their popular pre-Christmas tour, and will be adding a special extra performance just for us, livestreaming direct from the USA with TWO performances to hit evening time slots for both UK/Europe and USA/Canada fans. It will also be a celebration of their brand new album On This Christmas Day. Joe says, “Our annual ‘Holiday Cheer Tour’ doubles as an album release tour this year! Original songs, timeless hymns, lively fiddle and banjo duets, Ottawa Valley step dancing, and stories to warm your heart and bring a twinkle to your eye! We’ll sing old favorites, share some brand-new songs, and dance and play like folks used to at the holidays when we all made our own fun.

Based in North Carolina, Joe Newberry is a renowned banjoist, singer, guitarist and award-winning songwriter, a charismatic performer who charms audiences wherever he goes. Joe was a guest star on the 2016 Transatlantic Sessions live tour and he performs with various projects including his duo with mandolin legend Mike Compton. April Verch is a world class fiddle player, step dancer and singer from Canada’s Ottawa Valley. April has countless awards, fourteen albums and over twenty years of worldwide touring under her belt, with her trio the April Verch Band as well as more recently with Joe.

Join us on Monday 20th December 2021

Show 1 at 7.30pm UK time (20.30 CET Europe)

Show 2 at 7.30pm EST (USA & Canada)

The performances will be freely available on Facebook and YouTube (links below) but please consider a donation if you have the means. This event has no funding or sponsorship support so the artists rely on donations to be paid. As you know, it’s been a very difficult and challenging 18 months with a huge loss of live gigs and income, so please donate if you can.

Watch the livestream online at

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our Facebook page (please like and follow)

Donations welcome at