Michael Chapman – autumn tour dates

Michael Chapman

Legendary guitarist and songwriter Michael Chapman first turned professional more than 50 years ago and he concludes another busy year of recording and playing concerts with a short UK tour.

Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in mid-1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. While living in Hull, East Yorkshire, in late 1969, he signed to EMI’s Harvest label & recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like Fully Qualified Survivor, Rainmaker, Window and Wrecked Again defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound.

Michael Chapman is one of the UK’s best known finger picking style guitar players. As part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch, Chapman is still active touring and recording and his playing is on top form. Michael continues to release new recordings at a phenomenal rate and is thought to have recorded nearly 60 albums throughout his career. 50 – 2017, Paradise Of Bachelors (Format: Vinyl LP, CD & Download) Homages 2016 –VDSQ –guitar instrumentals (Format Vinyl & Download only) Fish –2015, Tomkins Square (Vinyl LP, CD & Download ) Live At Folk Cottage -2013, Treehouse – (Vinyl LP & CD) archive recordings from 1967 Classics from the Harvest / EMI era include Fully Qualified Survivor, Rainmaker, Window, Wrecked Again and Playing The Guitar The Easy Way and they have all been reissued by USA label Light in The Attic as a complete series of his early work .

Artist’s website: http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk

‘Sometimes You Just Drive’ – live on Later:

Tour Dates

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 23rd September- Old Cinema Launderette, Durham 7.30 pm £16

Friday 28th September- Ukranian Centre, Doncaster 7.30 pm  £10 + £1 booking fee

Saturday 29th September- St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester 7.30 pm £14

Sunday 30th September- The Keep, Guildford 7.30 pm £14

OCTOBER

Monday 1st October- The Running Horse, Nottingham 7.30 Ticket price tba

Friday 5th October- Seven arts, Leeds 7pm £12.49 inc booking fee

Saturday 6th October- Cafe Oto, London 7.30 pm £10 members, £12 advance, £14 door

Thursday 11th October- The Trades club, Hebden Bridge 8pm £12 / £14 plus 10% booking fee.

Take Flight with Afro Celt Sound System

Brand new album, Flight – with major UK tour – November 2018

Afro Celt Sound System

With album sales now topping one and a half million and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2016 with an acclaimed album, The Source.

ECC Records are now delighted to announce the release of Flight, the eighth studio album by this ground-breaking collective. Flight, released on 23rd November, will be supported by a major ten day UK wide tour (November 2018, including London’s Barbican Centre on 21st) and will explore themes of migration – both human and avian – with a dazzling cast of stellar musicians from around the globe.

Afro Celt Sound System have invited three other large collectives to join them on this album and by doing so, shine a spotlight on migration, with a particular focus on refugees. These include the Amani Choir from the Democratic Republic of Congo with music director Emmanuela Yogolelo,  who has a refugee background. The album also features Stone Flowers, the band supported by Music Action International, a charity who helps transform lives affected by war, torture & armed conflict through music and song, alongside the Johannesburg based African Gospel Singers.

The album also references the environment and is in part inspired by ECC Records owner’s Simon Emmerson and Mark Constantine’s shared passion for bird-watching. Flight is perhaps Afro Celt Sound System’s most overtly political album and draws from Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Ríoghnach Connolly and Emmanuela’s work within the refugee community of Manchester and across the north west of England.

Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who have forged a reputation for their energetic, uplifting shows.  Winners of the Songlines 2017 Best Group award, they combine folk traditions of different cultures in a unique and innovative way.

Thirteen self-penned tracks on Flight introduce moving devotional songs alongside Afro Celt Sound System’s trademark driving afro house, with drum and bass beats, bold west African brass and exuberant electronic rhythms and bass lines. Central to the album is a 4-part ‘migration’ medley’ drawing parallels between bird and human migration and ending with Ríoghnach’s embracing lament.  Recorded for the 1st time in the band’s career as a live studio performance, it’s the closest they’ve got to capturing the dynamic of the gigging band in a studio; gone are the loops and samples that used to provide the backdrop to the band’s sound, now replaced by the passionate performances which make the bands live shows so exhilarating and distinctive.

Simon Emmerson is joined by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’faly Kouyaté and Dhol Foundation drummer Johnny Kalsi but both album and tour will feature contributions from more than seventeen musicians and at selected gigs will also include the Amani Choir. This host of outstanding musicians include Ríoghnach Connolly; off-grid Highland Crofter, Griogair (vocals and highland pipes); Amani Choir MD Emmanuela Yogoelo; bodhrán player and percussionist Robbie Harris and Malian master drummer and percussionist Kalifa Knoé. Bass is provided by Mass, Simon ‘Palmy’ Richmond, Richard Evans and Simon Emmerson. The pipe, fiddle and flute tunes are all original and performed and written by Scottish Fiddler, Ewen Henderson, County Mayo Piper, Emer Mayock and flautist, Ríoghnach Connolly.  As well as the Amani choir, the band are also joined on Flight by very special guests, Stone Flowers, The Kick Horns and the African Gospel Singers

Flight was recorded in more than thirteen studios in Africa and Europe and is written, arranged, engineered and mixed by Afro Celt Sound System collective. The executive producer is Mark Constantine and the album is released on his and Emmerson’s label, ECC Records. Label artwork has been produced by Jamie Reid, legendary punk artist, cultural activist and ACSS founding member.

Artists’ website: http://www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk/

Afro Celt Sound System live:

Tour Dates

Wed 14 November      TORQUAY Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Box Office 0844 871 7615 / Tickets £26.00 / https://bit.ly/2MYk1s3

Thu 15 November        FROME Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE
Box Office 01373 455420 / Tickets £27.50 / cheeseandgrain.com

Fri 16 November          POOLE Lighthouse
Poole’s Centre For The Arts, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG
Box Office 01202 280000 / Tickets £25.00 / lighthousepoole.co.uk

Sat 17 November         NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre, 117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG
Box Office 0844 2491 000 / Tickets £25.50 / tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

Sun 18 November        LEEDS Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD
Box Office 0113 376 0318 / Tickets £26.50 / leedstownhall.co.uk

Tue 20 November        BRIGHTON The Dome, Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE
Box Office 01273 709709 / Tickets £27.00 /  brightondome.org

Wed 21 November      LONDON Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Box Office 020 7638 8891 / Tickets £27.50 – 29.50 / barbican.org.uk

Thu 22 November        CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB
Box Office 01223 357851 /Tickets £25.00 / cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex

Fri 23 November          MANCHESTER RNCM (Concert Hall), 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD
Box Office 0161 907 5555 / Tickets £25.00 / rncm.ac.uk

Sat 24 November         WARWICK Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Box Office 024 7652 4524 / Tickets £27.00 / warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Larkin Poe announce new album and European tour dates

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe have announced details of their new album Venom & Faith, to be released November 9. The Nashville-based sister duo have also announced a headline European tour in support of the new album, starting in London at Islington Assembly Hall on November 21 and taking in dates in Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. The European dates will follow Larkin Poe’s featured guest performer spot on Keith Urban’s Graffiti U Tour across North America this autumn.

The follow-up to their critically acclaimed second album Peach, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album, Venom & Faith was produced by the band and their long-time engineer Roger Alan Nichols.

In a genre as storied as American roots and soul, Larkin Poe – aka Atlanta, Georgia-born sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – make a mark all their own with Venom & Faith. Rather than concede to the history of the canon they hold dear or rest on their laurels, Larkin Poe persist and emerge rattling, stomping, and sliding into a modern-day depiction of what roots rock should sound like… another chapter in an everlasting story.

“It’s a celebration of American roots music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age,” says Rebecca about their new album.

Descendants of celebrated US writer Edgar Allen Poe, since forming Larkin Poe in 2010, Rebecca and Megan have proven a formidable duo both in and out of the studio. In 2014, producer T-Bone Burnett enlisted them for Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a project that also saw contributions from Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), and Rhiannon Giddens. The sisters have performed at Glastonbury Festival twice, and were named ‘Best Discovery Of Glastonbury’ in 2014 by The Observer.

They have opened for and been in the backing band of Elvis Costello and Conor Oberst; and supported the likes of Gary Clark Jr. Rebecca and Megan were also members of the all-star backing band for the 2017 MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute honouring Tom Petty (also organized by Burnett) alongside Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Elle King, Lucinda Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, and Randy Newman.

Recorded in Nashville earlier this year in between headline shows, festival dates such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, Larkin Poe approached Venom & Faith with fierce independence. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to Megan’s sultry lap steel on ‘Good And Gone’, the sisters weave their talents into the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American South. ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’ harkens to the sisters’ hometown, “drinking sweet tea every day” with stomping percussion and churning riffs.

Still, the sisters maintain an outlaw mindset in a traditional genre. Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, and resonant lyrics like “California king-sized dreams in a twin bed.” Venom & Faith redefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.

Save for two covers (‘Sometimes’ by blues legend Bessie Jones and Skip James’ ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’), the rest of the record’s tracks are Larkin Poe originals. Paired with unique production touches like organic percussion sounds — the thumping of dresser drawers, the slamming of back doors, and stomping on hardwood floors — Venom & Faith bleeds Lovell. The sisters once again perform all instruments on the album except on ‘Mississippi’ which enlists the slide stylings of friend and seasoned guitar legend Tyler Bryant.

The album’s title, Venom & Faith, is taken from a lyric on ‘Honey Honey’ and, according to the sisters, is intended to conjure a southern gothic image.

“The title of our last album, Peach, was an homage to our Georgia roots. With this album, we wanted a title that would allude to the duality of our art: gritty guitars offset by gentle vocals; musical moments of both tragedy and joy; the sacred and the profane.”

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Artists’ website: www.larkinpoe.com

‘Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues’ – official audio:

European Tour Dates

Wed 21 November           London, Islington Assembly Hall tickets
Fri 23 November              Berlin, Musik & Frieden tickets
Sun 25 November            Cologne, Luxor tickets
Mon 26 November           Munich, Strom tickets
Tue 27 November            Vienna, Flex tickets
Wed 28 November           Bergamo, Druso tickets
Sat 01 December              Madrid, Cool Stage tickets
Sun 02 December            Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2 tickets

Eddi Reader announces new album and October tour dates

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader announces her brand new studio album Cavalier released worldwide on September 28 by Reveal Records.

Featuring sixteen songs, including recently performed live favourites ‘Wonderful’, ‘My Favourite Dress’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Maiden’s Lament’, the new album was recorded and produced in Glasgow, Scotland by Eddi Reader and John Douglas.

Cavalier is a new creative peak in an already prestigious career, just under an hour of new music, incorporating both contemporary and traditional songs.

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable and anything with her name on it is guaranteed musical treasure. Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Eddi is celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, a career which started in 1978 singing on Scottish country rock tours, then appearing on worldwide festival and concert hall stages with Gang Of Four and Fairground Attraction through the eighties and onto her own successful solo live career, which continues to this day.

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Eddi and her band will tour in support of Cavalier. The following intimate UK October concerts are on sale now, details of Scottish, Irish and international shows to follow.

18/10 Southport Atkinson

19/10 Bewdley Festival

21/10 London Bush Hall

22/10 Worthing Pavilion Theatre

23/10 Basingstoke Haymarket

25/10 Leeds City Varieties

26/10 Gateshead Sage

27/10 Sheffield Firth Hall

Tickets from www.thegigcartel.com  and http://www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs

Artist’s website: http://eddireader.co.uk/

‘Wonderful’ – official video:

John Smith – new album and tour dates

John Smith

John Smith talks about Hummingbird

Ever since my teenage epiphany at the altar of folk music, hearing Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn for the first time, I have been a devotee. The six strings of my guitar have granted me access to a sacred space between things, the unconscious interweaving sensations that allow us that gentle buzz on hearing a good folk song.

I’ve been immeasurably fortunate to open for and even play with some of my heroes and influences in the folk world; John Renbourn, Davy Graham, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Nic Jones, Joan Baez, Wizz Jones, John Martyn, Danny Thompson, Martin Simpson and Paul Brady.

Their work and their generosity of spirit has been a constant reminder that I must keep playing, recording and touring, no matter the cost. There is always work to be done in the service of good music.

It was with this in mind that I returned to Sam Lakeman’s Somerset studio in March of 2018, two years since recording ‘Headlong’ in that same place, to commit six of my favourite folk songs to tape, alongside one cover version and three original songs.

With my guitars and notebook, I sat for a week and dug into these songs, some of which I have performed hundreds of times, but never recorded. I always chose instead to concentrate on my own writing. If I didn’t record these songs now, representing the Folk Music that I love, I felt I was going to regret it.

The tracks quickly took on their own shape in Sam’s able hands. I invited several good friends to join me in this process: Cara Dillon, John McCusker and Ben Nicholls. Each a giant in their own right, they offered subtle and deeply nuanced performances to what I feel are my most restrained recordings so far.

Sam and I adopted the motto ‘less is more’. We all know that a Folk Song’s clarity of purpose is exactly the reason why it has been played in pubs, living rooms and concert halls for hundreds of years.

I made this record for myself, for my heroes and for you.

John Smith

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Artist’s website: https://www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com/

Hummingbird
A love song in the key of D, for someone I used to know. ‘Here She Comes, There She Flies.’

Lowlands Of Holland
Roud 484. Widely thought to originate in the British Isles and Ireland in the early 19th century.

As soon as I started playing Lowlands Of Holland I realised this was a powerful love song, the context simply a marker on a map, with different versions found all over Britain and Ireland. The song is about love, loss and devotion.

Boudica
This formidable woman was the rebel queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe, who exacted a terrible and brutal revenge upon the Romans for the degradation and abuse of her and her daughters. She is an English folk hero, her likeness immortalised in stone, but a terrifying proposition nonetheless. ‘Eighty thousand, dead and burned.’

Hares On The Mountain
Roud 329. Collected by Cecil Sharp in Somerset, thought to originate in the 18th century.

Sam introduced me to this song. There is potent and romantic imagery in this song, unnerving and pagan. I heard it once and have been hearing it ever since, like the call of some wild animal.

Lord Franklin
Roud 487. First appeared as the broadside ballad ‘Lady Franklin’s Lament’ in the mid-19th century.

Lord Franklin is a song I heard John Renbourn play many times, one that my Dad also plays in his honour. I’ve been playing this live, since I started out.

Master Kilby
Roud 1434. Collected by Cecil Sharp in Somerset, 1904.

I first heard Master Kilby in a pub session in Liverpool, a song that has stuck with me ever since. The lyric ‘Her skin shines like silver in every part’ is surely one of the best. Cecil Sharp collected this song in 1904, in Somerset.

The Time Has Come
I first heard Anne Briggs’ classic song on the Bert & John LP. Succinct and bittersweet, this is one of my favourite songs. I hope John Renbourn would have approved of my first-take guitar parts, flying by the seat of my pants!

Willy Moore
Collected in Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. No-one knows who wrote it, but it’s probably from the early 20th century. I first heard this performed by the gentleman genius Wizz Jones. It’s a heart-breaking account of two young lovers’ tragedy.

Axe Mountain (Revisited)
One of my favourite songs to play, this murder ballad tells the tale of a young woman who rids the world of a murderer using an elemental instrument of death. I wrote this under the Black Mountains in Wales, thinking on the Dartmoor I grew up with. The moral of the story; don’t mess with a Devon woman.

Unquiet Grave
Child Ballad 78. Thought to originate in the 15th century.

This is the oldest song on the album, a strange and beautiful tale of a young lover whose grief is preventing his true love’s peace in death; an idea held by many over the years to be true.

I loved the idea of presenting this story as a duet. Who better to ask than Cara Dillon?

‘Willy Moore’ – official video:

Tour Dates

04 October Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
05 October Ullapool Guitar Festival
10 October Cork  IE Coughlan’s
11 October Cork IE Coughlan’s
12 October Limerick IE Dolan’s
13 October Dublin IE Unitarian Church
14 October Bangor NI Studio Theatre
17 October Chipping Norton The Theatre
20 October Whitby Musicport Festival
21 October Liverpool St George’s Hall
22 October Gateshead Sage Gateshead
24 October Leeds The Wardrobe
25 October Sheffield Picture House Social
26 October Thames Ditton The Ram Club
30 October Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
01 November Bury The Met Arts Centre
02 November Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependent
03 November Halifax Square Chapel
04 November York The Crescent
07 November Middlesbrough Town Hall
09 November Bristol Rough Trade
10 November Plymouth Barbican Theatre
11 November Dartmouth The Flavel
12 November Exeter Phoenix
14 November Southampton The Brook
15 November London St Pancras NEW Church (Bloomsbury)
16 November Brighton Unitarian Church
17 November Guildford St Mary’s Church

Guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant – new album and tour dates

Richard Durrant

In his latest offering composer and guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is once again living on the folk/classical cusp with the first of these two LPs featuring a collection of solo instrumentals.  The un-categorisable Durrant chose to record on a concert guitar crafted from a 5,000 year old English Oak by Gary Southwell, a four string Tenor Guitar made in Ditchling by Ian Chisholm (decorated with a silver Uffington Horse) and a humble ukulele.  From the offset his recitalist’s credentials are apparent in a collection of confident, jazzy and very English arrangements of JS Bach placed alongside Durrant’s distinctive renditions of British Folk tunes and his own evocative pieces. This style of guitar playing could be described as “English Folk Baroque” with echoes of Renbourn and Jansch but, as one of the truly great guitarists of his generation, Durrant seems to rise above any glib comparisons with his carefree fluency of technique and musical confidence.  Typically for Durrant there is more than a whiff of ‘prog’ about this production not least in the sumptuous artwork by Sussex artist Mark Charlton who depicts the Sussex landscape mixed with guitar parts colliding with bits of Neolithic bog oak.

On the second LP, whimsically titled The English Guitar Hymnal, Durrant is no longer the virtuoso soloist. Instead he adds touches of double bass, cello, shruti box, mandolin, keyboards and even lead vocals. He is also joined by some stellar players including recorder whizz Piers Adams, Howard Beach (harpsichord & chamber organ), master fiddler Nick Pynn and percussionist Stephen Hiscock. Singer Robert Andrews, daughter Daisy Durrant on backing vocals, accordion & whistle and Sompting Village Morris whose bells, sticks & dance moves can be heard on Durrant’s epic song ‘Morris Dreams’ are all added to the mix. This highly original double album is instantly likeable (especially on vinyl) and has a distinct narrative arc suggesting that Durrant is inviting us to sit and listen to all four sides in one sitting. Whether you do or not Stringhenge is an intriguing creation by a maverick musician at the height of his powers. The original instrumentals ‘My Lady Jane’ and ‘The Walrus Tree’ are delicate and profound in equal measure whilst the stand-out song ‘Kenneth The Hedge’ (a remarkable ditty about an ancient hedgerow hacked down to make way for a bypass) is delivered with a casual abandon befitting early Pink Floyd.

On completing Stringhenge Durrant set off on another of his epic “Cycling Music” tours from St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney to Brighton Open Air Theatre via a live performance on Radio Three under the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest. Carrying everything on his bicycle and trailer he played ten concerts and cycled over one thousand miles. He explains his reasons:

“My cycle powered Stringhenge tour was a very personal pilgrimage which I hoped would reconnect me with a country that I love but no longer understand, recognise or even feel comfortable being associated with. Indeed it was after the referendum in 2016 that I felt a real need to create a very different sounding album and on Stringhenge the juxtaposition of the finest European music (JS Bach) with sounds that evoke the beauty of the British landscape (folk tunes) I hope not only sounds natural and beautiful but makes a clear point about our co-existence within Europe.”

Go and see Richard Durrant perform live to hear his unbelievable, top drawer, solo guitar playing. If you’re lucky you may even get an explanation as to why a catchy little track on side four of his double album is called “Frank Bough’s Allemande”.  All is not as it first appears in the world of Richard Durrant, certainly not on Stringhenge.

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Richard Durrant plays Bach – on a ukulele:

Album Launch Tour Dates

Saturday 22nd September Hurst Festival, Sussex

Wednesday 26th September, St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe, Sherwood Forest…back by popular demand was there in June!

Friday 28th September, Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles. Scotland

Saturday 29th September, Upfront Gallery & Theatre, Penrith

Thursday 4th October, The Cut, Halesworth

Friday 5th October, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.

Tuesday 16th October The Ropetackle, Shoreham (solo guitar concert- not the Stringhenge concert)

Saturday 20th October. Theatr Clwyd, Mold. Wales