Documenting Snapshots is the sixth album from acoustic roots duo Gilmore & Roberts, and their first since 2018’s A Problem Of Our Kind.
“So much has changed since our last album”, says Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin, vocals). “It feels like a different landscape altogether.”
“The music industry is still feeling the fallout of the pandemic”, adds Jamie Roberts (guitar, vocals), “and on a more personal level we now have two young children, so making this record had to fit around our lives rather than the other way round.”
Recorded at home over a period of more than a year, Documenting Snapshots really lives up to its name – a snapshot to document the duo’s lives at this moment in time – and contains some of Gilmore & Roberts’ most emotionally charged material yet. From personal experiences of parenthood, grief and family legacy to historical stories of solidarity and unlikely connections, Documenting Shadows presents ten original tracks, alongside a cover, written by Californian band Dawes, through an ever-changing kaleidoscope of genres, while maintaining a sound that is always identifiably and uniquely theirs.
Nominated 3 times at the BBC Folk Awards, Gilmore & Roberts have become mainstays of the British folk and roots scene since their debut EP release in 2006. In addition to their own extensive headline tours (both national and international), the duo were invited to tour with Fairport Convention and have performed at some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals.
Artists’ website: www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk
‘I’ll Take What I Can Get’:
Album Launch Tour Dates
10/9 Black Fen Folk Club Cambridge
17/9 The Greystones, Sheffield
20/9 The Red Lion Folk Club Birmingham
22/9 Cruck Barn @ The Craven Arms Appletreewick, Skipton
29/9 Harwell Village Hall Oxon
30/9 The Slaughtered Lamb Pub London
13/10 Bingham Folk Club, Nottinghamshire
18/10 The Willows Folk Club, Preston
21/10 Under The Edge Arts Gloucs
23/10 Folklore Rooms, Brighton
25/10 Hyde Tavern Winchester
27/10 Taunton Brewhouse Taunton
28/10 The Tolmen Centre Falmouth
09/11 West End Centre Aldershot
11/11 The Place Theatre Bedford
18/11 Heron Theatre Beetham Cumbria
24/11 Roots Music Club Doncaster
25/11 Thorganby Folk York
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