St. Cuthbert's House

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Saturday July 14th - Yvonne Lyon

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A long-awaited and much-anticipated return for this beautiful artist, playing with husband and creative collaborator David Lyon.

Yvonne Lyon’s new album Metanoia is her eighth solo studio release, further demonstrating her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination. 

Drawing inspiration from the Greek noun meaning ‘a new way of seeing’, she offers a combination of previously unreleased songs and reinvented older tracks, several remixed by other producers and collaborators. The result is a unique and emotive collection, rich in nuance and memorable throughout.  Americana, ambient and folk influences fuse together in a bold tapestry, along with several more intimate ballads showcasing Yvonne’s strengths as an evolving artist.

‘just stunning music’
- Bob Harris, Radio 2

She has consistently stirred audiences across the UK and beyond with her emotive and sensitive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating an astonishing voice that can be both fragile and intense.

Yvonne has shared the stage with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Patti Griffin, Karine Polwart, Luka Bloom, Steve Forbert, Juliet Turner and IONA, and in 2009 was among the winners of the Burnsong International Songwriting Competition.  She performed her winning song All Is Not Lost at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Yvonne has enjoyed television appearances on BBC 1 and BBC Alba and has also had the privilege of guesting on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show.

This is a night not to be missed - call 01665 720456 to reserve your tickets.

‘listening to Yvonne is a life affirming experience. She is the bees-knees!’
- Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland

‘a fine voice…a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive’
- The Telegraph

‘this is an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare’
- Maverick Magazine – 5 stars

‘Yvonne Lyon’s continually developing songwriting sets her right at the top of the tree‘
- R2 Magazine

Concert Comments

  • Our gig at St Cuthbert's House was a real pleasure.  We had a fantastic time, and we hope to be back again!

  • If it weren’t for people like you putting heart and soul into making these things happen... the music scene in the UK would be much the poorer.
    Lorraine, Different Strings music agency

  • It's been such a lovely tour... your gig was the highlight of it all.  We'd love to do this again, so hopefully see you guys soon.
    Fabian Holland

  • "From the moment we stepped into the beautifully converted chapel we were made to feel relaxed, pampered and welcome. The surroundings and the warmth of the audience ensured we could play at our best without inhibition. We look forward very much to coming back to St. Cuthberts. xx"
    Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.

  • Such a beautiful place to do a concert!
    Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Aug 31 2014

  • We had a great gig last night at St Cuthberts House. It's a beautiful venue and has the friendliest, most supportive hosts, Jeff and Jill. Thank you!
    Adam Holmes

  • "I didn't know what to expect of a show in a B&B - but it was absolutely sublime! The room is acoustically fantastic, lovely lighting - and to top it all off, the place itself is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful audience, magical night! I can't wait to get back!"
    Krista Detor

  • "St. Cuthbert's House was not only a highlight of my UK tour, it was one of the highlights of my entire year! It's a magical venue run by music lovers. My show was packed and the audience was fantastic. Jeff and Jill went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. I feel so lucky that I was also able to experience the beauty of the Northumberland coast while I was there. I can't wait to return to Seahouses, as both a performer and as a guest!"
    Jesse Terry

  • "St Cuthbert's House was definitely one of the highlights of our most recent UK tour. Jeff and Jill are perfect hosts, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the seats were full, and the sound was fantastic. A great intimate venue in a beautiful setting."
    Rob Lutes

  • "Thank you Jeff and Jill for such a wonderful show. SCH is a beautiful venue and the audience were warm and receptive but above all, I remember the kindness and hospitality of you and your family. I'll be back"
    Kieran Goss

  • "One of the best house-concerts we've ever played"
    Yvonne Lyon

  • "Really spot-on. Very welcoming, a lovely atmosphere, attention to the detail... don't change anything!"
    Reg Meuross

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  • We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We were delighted to be shortlisted again, amongst the top 3 finalists from around the whole country, when we went to the VisitEngland 'Awards for Excellence 2017' ceremony at the Waldorf Hotel last week.

    But then we were absolutely thrilled to be awarded the top spot - the Gold Award, making us VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England 2017' -  as we were in 2014 too.  To win this prestigious and highly-prized accolade a second time is very special indeed.

  • Clare votes us her No 1!

    Clare votes us her No 1!

    We've been enjoying reading Clare Balding's new book recently. She stayed with us here at St Cuthbert's House a while ago, but we were really taken aback when folks began to call to tell us that she mentions her stay at St Cuthbert's House in the book! Here's what she says, on page 201:
    'St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best ever B&Bs' list. I would describe it as a luxury small hotel with a family feel, but that might not fit on the signs.' Aw, thanks Clare!

  • Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Some time ago, we began work with our local Tourism Association to produce a video showing some of the things which make this area so very special.  Now the video is complete, and we are deeply grateful to the remarkable young film-maker Cain Scrimgeour for working patiently with us across the seasons, to create something very, very beautiful. This is 7 minutes long, and we urge you to settle back and watch...

  • Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy told us that they'd really enjoyed their first stay at SCH, and so we asked them to tell you why...

    Reassure yourself - watch their one-minute video..

  • Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews, to find out what other guests have said about their stay.  But please - always book direct via our Book Online page to avoid fees.

    We're pleased to be included as founder members of the Tripadvisor 'Hall of Fame' - where entry is only available to businesses which have won Tripadvisor's coveted 'Certificate of Excellence' for five consecutive years.

  • Saturday July 14th - Yvonne Lyon

    Saturday July 14th - Yvonne Lyon

    A long-awaited and much-anticipated return for this beautiful artist, playing with husband and creative collaborator David Lyon.

    Yvonne Lyon’s new album Metanoia is her eighth solo studio release, further demonstrating her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination. 

  • Our Price Guarantee

    Our Price Guarantee

    You will ALWAYS receive the best possible price by booking direct with us - either by calling us on 01665 720456 or by following the Book Now menu item!  Beware that some large agencies charge you more - and they also take a large slice of commission from small independents like us.  Show your support for small businesses by booking DIRECT!

  • The Good Hotel Guide - Cesar Award!

    The Good Hotel Guide - Cesar Award!

    We're in the Good Hotel Guide!

    We are delighted once again to be included in the 2018 edition of the Good Hotel Guide, and especially proud to receive a Cesar Award from this proudly independent and highly respected Hotel review organisation.  They describe the Cesar Awards thus:

    We give our Cesar Awards to the ten best hotels of the year. Named after Cesar Ritz, the most celebrated of hoteliers, these are the Oscars of hotel keeping.

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