On the 1st of November at the Newcastle Opera House, it would appear that the Clear White Light which had been Lindisfarne for some 34 years was about to be extinguished In fact there remained a glow for another seven months as Billy, Rod and Dave continued to tour as Lindisfarne Acoustic, their final concert 17th. May being virtually unpublicised, and held some miles away from their home town at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, a suburb of London. Also around this time there was a press campaign to award to the band status of Freemen of Newcastle, which unfortunately came to nothing. The glow became a spark two years later when a 'Lindisfarne Big Band' would be formed as a one off line up alongside a version of Lindisfarne Mark 2 for 'The Hull Story', a concert to celebrate the life of Alan Hull - so bizarrely the Mark 2 band would end up surviving the originals!! A striking fact is that virtually all the Lindisfarne family have spent so much time since selflessly promoting charities and good causes. A bi-annual charity concert in aid of the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund has become a regular event since Jacka also took part in one of the 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet' sketches. Billy kickstarted his solo career with his 'Backtrackin' tour, which featured some of the songs which had meant most to him during his time in showbiz.
Please, get deeper rooted. When a plant is deprived of some surface water, it has to put down deeper roots. We are going to have to put down deeper roots of the Spirit and we know that God will nurture us. To aid in this, we have prepared a list of resources which can be used to help us pray and be close to the Lord. This page will be updated over time. We thank those who make these resources available for their support. My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
After being absent in , the Lindisfarne classic received a warm welcome back to Sunday for Sammy proceedings. It has acquired hymn like status in Newcastle so there wasn't a voice not joining in with Lindisfarne's Run for Home when it made a welcome return to Sunday for Sammy at the weekend. Traditionally the closing number of the biennial music and comedy extravaganza, the song synonymous with the Great North Run was rested in with The Blaydon Races getting the honour of sending the audience home in fine voice. Many people were surprised at Run for Home's omission two years ago so it received a fantastic reaction from the capacity Newcastle City Hall audiences at both the matinee and evening shows.