On the 21st of December 1977, Lindisfarne walked on the stage for the first of five concerts at Newcastle City Hall. The concerts were more than an event - They were an historic occasion. The electric atmosphere, the magic in the air, the music and the audience added up to an event that no-one present will ever forget. Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968. The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums).