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I'm Back!!

posted 2 Feb 2017, 15:23 by Holly Connon

So it's been a few years since I've updated this website. I haven't actually been anywhere, things have been running as usual although I did slow down in the summer of 2014 as I had a little girl called Athena - who is now 2 and a half years old! She is following suit and has been to a few concerts and is becoming more and more familiar with the steel pan so won't be too long before she's playing herself.

The bands have been rehearsing as usual and I'm teaching in even more schools than before! Just a couple of changes with times for community sessions (see Pan-omenal Steel and Pan-ic page) but we have been performing as usual however, I am taking a step back from performances this year due to the majority of my advanced band leaving for university so need the time to build everything back up again. This isn't a complete stop to performances so please do contact for bookings but if I can't help out then I can point you in the right direction.

This year a few of the remaining advanced members of Pan-omenal Steel are taking part in Music For Youth festival in March as part of a collaborative project Fusion Steel which is made up of members from steel bands in the North East.

I am still available for workshops and have a few projects in the pipeline for this coming year... Exciting stuff!!

Concerts and Events 2013

posted 1 Feb 2013, 02:04 by Holly Connon   [ updated 12 Jul 2013, 06:25 ]

After a fairly busy Christmas things are still going full steam. Below is a list of upcoming concerts, no doubt there will be more added as the weeks go by so please keep checking :)
Wednesday 13th Feb - Jarrow School steel band performing at a South Tyneside Sports ceremony held at Jarrow School
Saturday 16th Feb - Store opening in Fenham times TBC (Pan-omenal Steel)
Monday 4th March - Valley Gardens/Whitley Bay High School Steelband performing at Whitley Bay Playhouse 6.30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5th March - Pan-omenal Steel performing at Whitley Bay Playhouse 6.30pm - 8pm
Friday 15th March - Valley Gardens Steel band performing at a regional sports ceremony at Westgate Sports Centre, Newcastle 9am - 11am
Friday 22nd March - Pan-omenal Steel performing at Linskill Centre for a music service celebration of youth music 6pm - 8pm
Saturday 23rd March - Pan-omenal Steel performing at Tynemouth Station 1pm - 1.45pm
Saturday 20th April - Pan-omenal Steel at Just Learning Nursery - Open Day Fair - Cobalt Business Park 11am - 12pm
Saturday 4th May - Pan-omenal Steel at Gibside Farmers Market 11am - 2pm
Thursday 16th May - Valley Gardens Middle School Steel Pan showcase at school 6pm
Thursday 30th May - Pan-omenal Steel performing at St. Johns Ambulance Centre, Shiremoor 1.30pm - 3pm
Saturday 1st June Consett Town Centre Pan-omenal Steel performing 10.30am - 2.30pm
Saturday 15th June - Pan-omenal Steel and Jarrow School Steel Band at Bedeburn School summer fair - 10am - 12pm
Saturday 22nd June - Pan-omenal Steel at Pearey House, Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society summer fair 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 27th June Wellfield Middle School Summer Fair 4.30pm
Saturday 29th June - Jarrow School Steel Band at Jarrow School Summer fair - 11am - 12pm
Saturday 29th June - Pan-omenal Steel at PRIVATE FUNCTION Tynemouth 7pm
Thursday 4th July - Wellfield Middle School Steel Band performing at their Awards Evening
Friday 5th July - Whitley Bay schools steel bands at Music In The Park - Rising Sun Country Park times TBC
Friday 5th July - Preston Grange Primary steel band - Preston Grange Primary Summer BBQ 6pm - 7pm
Saturday 6th July - Pan-omenal Steel at Wallsend Festival - Wallsend High Street - 2.15pm - 3pm
Sunday 7th July - Pan-omenal Steel at Tynedale Park, Corbridge MG Classic Car Show 1pm - 3pm
Thursday 11th July - Jarrow School Steel band at Jarrow School end of year concert
Sun 14th July - Mouth of the Tyne Festival - Steel Appeal (Adult band) 12pm - 1.15pm
Sat 27th July - Nisa Store Opening 10am - 2.30pm in Stockton 
Tuesday 30th July Pan-omenal Steel at The Langdale Centre for North Tyneside Homes Golden Ticket Event 9am - 10am
SAT & SUN 10th and 11th August Pan-omenal Steel and Adults are performing at The Ashes! Performing at the Cricket Grounds and in the Market Square throughout both days so if you are going keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Sat 31st Aug at the Oxford Centre, Longbenton community summer event 11.30am - 1.30pm

H.S.S Update

posted 1 Nov 2012, 07:26 by Holly Connon

Sorry I haven't posted in a while!
I have been very busy over the last few months after being flooded out in June, the community bands finally got their rehearsal space back at Langley First School and throughout the summer I have  been working up at R.A.F Boulmer running various workshops with the AirPlay 4 Children team and performing at their annual Summer Fair to performing for the Fishermans Mission, performing in back gardens for house parties and playing for a number of charity fundraisers.
Unfortunatley I haven't had time to organise a Help for Heroes event this year however please make donation to the charity through their website as they are always making fantastic progress but rely on funds from the public to keep up their hard work :)
Christmas is just around the corner and so far both community steel bands Pan-omenal Steel and the adult band (to be named "Steel Appeal") will be performing at Whitley Bay St. Nicholas Festival on Saturday 1st Dec times TBC and on Sunday 9th Dec times TBC
Jarrow School Steel Band will be performing outside Jarrow Town Hall on Friday 23rd November for their Christmas Light Switch on from 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Last Christmas the community bands teamed up with Langley First School's Year 4 steel band to put on a Steel Pan Christmas Celebration we are hoping to do the same again this year - Keep a look out for Dates, Times and tickets!
There will be a Calypso Carol Service held at St. Andrews Church on Thursday 20th Dec - a joint concert with Pan-omenal Steel and the Harmony Choir from 7pm tickets will go on sale soon - will keep you posted!
I have been teaching Hand bells in a couple of Whitley Bay schools so watch out for them at the Christmas Markets too!! I guarantee your ears will be ringing like mad after listening to all of us!
More events to come so keep checking!

July Concerts

posted 26 Jun 2012, 00:32 by Holly Connon   [ updated 23 Jul 2012, 03:24 ]

Friday 6th July - Valley Gardens Steel Bands @ Southridge First School Summer Fair - 4pm  - 5pm
Saturday 7th July - Jarrow School Steel Band @ Jarrow School summer fair - 11am - 1pm
Saturday 7th July - Pan-omenal Steel @ Wallsend High Street for Wallsend Festival - 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Thursday 12th July - Chuchill Community College - Steel The Show summer concert - 6pm - 8pm
Thursday 19th July - Monkseaton Middle School Down the Pan summer concert - 6pm - 8pm
Saturday 14th July - Adult Community Band @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Saturday 21st July - Pan-omenal Steel @ Linskill Centre Summer Fair, North Shields - Times TBC
 Tuesday 24th July - pan-omenal steel @ rising sun country park 11am-12pm
Friday 27th July pan-omenal steel @ britush airways olympic event 1pm-2pm
Saturday 28th July - Pan-omenal Steel @ Macmillian Fundraiser, Isabella Inn, Blyth- 3pm-5pm
Tuesday 31st July pan-omenal steel @ langdale centre for north tyneside homes gden ticket event 9am -10am


posted 30 Apr 2012, 03:06 by Holly Connon

Saturday 5th May - OPENING OF THE SPLAT CENTRE, Whitley Bay (old co-op building) Pan-omenal Steel will be playing from 2pm - 3pm. The Centre has a Cafe, Shop, Play area and an Academy for babies, toddlers and young people. www.splatcentre.co.uk
Friday 1st June - Private Function - Wedding Reception at Percy Park Rugby Club
Saturday 2nd June - Pan-omenal Steel playing at Gibside National Trust family camping event 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Monday 4th June - Steel Pan workshop at the Splat Centre - get yourselves signed up!!!
Friday 8th June - St. Johns Ambulance Day Centre caribbean day, pan-omenal Steel playing from 1.30pm - 3pm
Saturday 23rd June - Peary House, Tynemouth Blind Welfare Garden Fete pan-omenal steel playing from 2pm - 4pm


posted 24 Feb 2012, 06:06 by Holly Connon

25th Feb @ promenade club, North parade Whitley Bay fundraiser for Royal British Legion 11am-1pm
3rd March North Shields High Street 10.30am-12pm
3rd March Wallsend Forum 2pm-3pm
10Th March Whitley Bay town centre 11am-12.30pm
11Th March Beamish Hall private wedding function

Coming Soon....in Whitley Bay

posted 15 Jan 2012, 13:04 by Holly Connon

After Easter I will be working in "The Splat Centre", A new centre opening up in Whitley Bay town centre (the old Co-op building on the corner opposite St. Paul's Church) running weekly steel pan classes for mixed ages and fun music classes for toddlers. The centre will also have a shop, cafe and other activities going on throughout such as performing arts, baby yoga, arts and crafts and much much more!!
So keep your eyes peeled for the opening date and please pop in and have a look around, maybe even take part in some of the workshops :)

Christmas is coming...

posted 18 Nov 2011, 01:57 by Holly Connon

Pan-omenal Steel and other steel bands I work with have some festive performances coming up so be sure to pop along!
1st December @ Sleekburn House, Bedlington 6.30pm Xmas Lights switch on
3rd December @ Whitley Bay Xmas Market, 11am
3rd December @ Elsdon Street North Shields, 3pm
7th December @ Langley First School, 7pm
11th December @ North Shields Xmas Market, 1.15pm
12th December @ Valley Gardens Xmas Show 7pm
14th December @ Jarrow School, Xmas Concert 7pm
More to be confirmed!

Tickets On Sale NOW!!

posted 6 Sept 2011, 04:26 by Holly Connon

For An Evening for our Heroes 2011!
Tickets now on sale £10 for Adults, £7 for Children aged 16 or under for an evening of fantastic entertainment, buffet, raffle and a very reasonably priced bar!
Saturday 29th October at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. 7pm - 11.30pm
All money going to Help for Heroes. Contact for tickets or you can buy them from the Linskill Centre, North Shields.

Adult community band starting tonight!! (9.3.11)

posted 9 Mar 2011, 02:47 by Holly Connon

Two sessions: 6.30pm - 7.30pm then 7.30pm - 8.30pm at Langley First School, Whitley Bay
£3.00 per session. For adults only to have a bit of fun learning how to play the steel pan in band formation.
Contact to book a place: Holly on 0781 7218923 or hollys_schoolofsteel@hotmail.com

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