Bridget St. John visits the UK in September 2018 for a short tour. The tour begins with an appearance at Moseley folk festival, Birmingham, on September 2nd. Bridget then visits some of the U.K.’s intimate acoustic venues, including The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, before concluding the tour with two shows in Ireland.
The late John Peel helped to launch Bridget’s musical career and her first three albums were released on his Dandelion label in the late 1960s. Bridget and John’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft, have been friends since 1969. During the 70’s Bridget released a series of albums and played concerts with the likes of Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, John Martyn and Michael Chapman before moving to America.
Accompanying Bridget St. John for the first half of the tour will be cellist Sarah Smout. They met for the first time when they were recording with Michael Chapman and BJ Cole in Wales earlier this year.
The two women immediately became friends and discovered a mutual appreciation for each other’s music and decided they would have to play together.
Artist’s website: http://bridgetstjohn.co.uk/
‘Fly High’ – live in 2012:
September Tour Dates
2nd – Birmingham – Mosely Folk Festival
3rd – Exeter – Phoenix
5th – Stowmarket – John Peel Centre
6th – Sheffield – Greystones
7th – Durham – Old Cinema Launderette
8th – Oxford – Jericho Tavern
10th – Brighton – The Greys
11th – London – Green Note
13th – Beverley – East Riding Theatre
16th – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
19th – Preston – The Continental
20th – Bury – The Met
22nd – Belfast – American Bar
23rd – Dublin – Whelan’s