Simon Cowe

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our dear friend and colleague Simon Cowe has died yesterday, 30th September. Simon had been ill for some time, and was being cared for in hospital in Toronto, a city he had made his home since the early nineties. At the moment we don't have the words to express how we feel. Our thoughts are with his children Jessie, Dylan, and Bernadette.

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Following Jacka's recent retirement and the announcement earlier in the year that fellow founder member Rod Clements has rejoined the band, Lindisfarne have now launched a brand new website,, aimed at keeping fans up to date with the band's gig listings. For all the usual Facebook updates and Forum posts please continue to use the existing official sites.

Having spent the last couple of months in rehearsals, hidden away within the grounds of Newcastle Racecourse, the band are now ready to take to the road with a string of live performances.

The band have lined-up a number of headline shows and festival appearances throughout the summer as far a field as Wiltshire, Cheshire and South Yorkshire, including an appearance on May 15th near Bridlington, as special guests for the Status Quo Show.

Commenting in the Journal on the response he’s received since announcing his return, Rod said: “I’ve been very touched by the many positive comments following the announcement earlier this year that I have rejoined Lindisfarne.

“Jacka’s decision to retire in January 2015 marked the end of an era, but Lindisfarne has never been about any one individual. “To everyone who cares about the band’s history and future, I would say that the rich legacy of music, songs and live performances associated with the Lindisfarne name couldn’t be in safer hands.”

Rod added: “This is a highly accomplished bunch of musicians, most of whom I have known for years, bound together by mutual respect and a shared enthusiasm for the best of what Lindisfarne has achieved. This was amply borne out during all of our recent rehearsals and it will be exciting to see how it develops into the future.”

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