Now for something completely different!
In partnership with NOISe, Admiral Fallow have made an opera! Navigate The Blood is a new work co-written with composer Gareth Williams and librettist Sian Evans. We’ve been working away on it for some months now and are about to embark on the final week of rehearsals, before touring begins on 2nd November. The Glasgow performances are sold out, but you can catch us at a number of unusual venues (mostly distilleries…) around Scotland until the end of November.
I'm very happy to be able to say that You Tell Me - my collaboration with Field Music's Peter Brewis - has a new song out now! Clarion Call is available to listen and buy digitally here, and there's a limited edition 7" pre-order link here.
A big thank you to Marc Riley for playing the song on his BBC Radio 6 Music show on Wednesday night. Listen again from 18 minutes in...
We'll also be heading out to play some gigs in October. Hope to see you there!
I'll also be playing two gigs later in the month with Alistair Anderson & Northlands. They are: Etal Village Hall on 21st April and Ropery Hall, Barton-upon-Humber. We had a lovely time in York and London in March, too!
Three special shows in Newcastle!
I'm delighted to be part of Northern Flyway, a new musical project developed by Inge Thomson & Jenny Sturgeon. We're playing at The Barn, Banchory on 20th January, followed by two shows at Celtic Connections, and an autumn 2018 tour to be announced. More information here...
Very pleased to let you know about four appearances at next year's Celtic Connections:
22nd - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow (Start To End presents Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark) tickets
28th - Tron Theatre, Glasgow (Northern Flyway) tickets
29th - Tron Theatre, Glasgow (Northern Flyway) tickets
30th - The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (with Sara Kazmi) tickets
It's been a busy summer! I'm looking forward to getting out and about over the next few months with all the greats: Rachel Newton, Hamish Napier, Sara Kazmi, Bella Hardy, Alistair Anderson & Northlands and Field Music. I'll also be tutoring at Tinto Adult Music Weekend and working with young songwriters as part of The Spree Festival, Paisley.
16th - Shawfest, The Sparkle Horse, Glasgow (solo) tickets
20th - Coronation Hall, Ulverston (Rachel Newton) tickets
21st - Masham Town Hall, North Yorkshire (Rachel Newton) tickets
22nd - Kings Place, London (Rachel Newton) tickets
29th - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (Hamish Napier's The River) tickets
17th - Spiegeltent, The Spree, Paisley (Renfrewshire Calling project) info
19th - English Folk Expo, HOME, Manchester (Alistair Anderson & Northlands) info
20th-22nd - Tutoring at Tinto Adult Music Weekend, Biggar info
25th - Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (Sara Kazmi / Scottish International Storytelling Festival) info
26th - Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen (Sara Kazmi / Scottish International Storytelling Festival) info
5th - The Cluny, Newcastle (Field Music) tickets
11th - Albert Hall, Manchester (Field Music) tickets
18th - Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid, Lüdenscheid, Germany (Bella Hardy) tickets
19th - Parktheater Im Kurhaus Göggingen, Augsburg, Germany (Bella Hardy) tickets
2nd - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Us Vs Them all-dayer curated by Field Music) tickets