ROY HARPER - 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TOUR!!
Four special shows in September 2016 with string and brass ensemble to celebrate a special anniversary…
UPDATE... Bill Shanley, who played wonderfully on my last album 'Man & Myth', will join me on stage in September. I'm really looking forward to playing with him again.
I’m also very happy to have Irish duo Ye Vagabonds performing the opening set for these shows. They remind me of my first days at ‘Les Cousins’ in Soho in 1965, where the majority of those turning up to play were from all corners of these islands. It struck me then, and it’s probably still true now, that of the four traditions, Scots, Welsh, Irish and English, the Irish was the most preserved. Perhaps the truest to it’s everyday life. I propose that Ye Vagabonds are a modern expression of a tradition that is truly robust and important to these islands. I’ll be enjoying that vibe echoing around the back stage hallways.
Three special shows in October 2013 with string and brass ensemble to showcase the new album 'Man & Myth' as well as a few of the old favourites.
UPDATE... Jonathan Wilson, co-producer of 'Man & Myth', has been added to the bill and will join Roy on stage in October. Jonathan will be performing a solo acoustic set to open each show, and will accompany Roy throughout the rest of the evening. This, along with the string and brass arrangements by Fiona Brice, plus a few old favourites, will make for a very special show indeed.
October 22nd, 2013 - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
October 25th, 2013 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
October 27th, 2013 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
August 11th, 2013 - Debarras Folk Club, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland
August 17th, 2013 - Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales, UK
August 18th, 2013 - Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park, Devon, UK Tickets
July 28th, 2012 - Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hill, Cambridge, UK
August 5th, 2012 - Liss Ard Festival, Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen. Co. Cork, Ireland
August 31st, 2012 - End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, UK
September 1st, 2012 - Moseley Folk Festival, Moseley Park, Birmingham, UK
This show has been sold out for some time now, however:
"Due to public demand, choir seats have been made available and can be purchase by phoning 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee) or by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket offices in person. Please note these seats are behind the main speakers so the sound may be slightly affected and the view restricted" More info here...
September 15th, 2011 - Clonakilty International Guitar Festival - Debarras Folk Club, Clonakilty, Ireland
April 2nd, 2011 - ITV Studios & Metropolis Studios Presents: ITV Legends: Roy Harper
Metropolis Studios, The Power House, 70 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1SY, UK - Tickets -SOLD OUT-
More shows with Joanna Newsom - UK and Ireland - September 2010
September 14th, 2010 - Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin, Ireland - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
September 16th, 2010 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
September 17th, 2010 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
September 18th, 2010 - Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
September 20th, 2010 - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
September 21st, 2010 - The Sage, Gateshead, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
June 5th, 2010 - Jazz Cafe, London, UK - Tickets
May 11th, 2010 - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
May 12th, 2010 - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
May 14th, 2010 - Cirque Royale, Bruxelles, Belgium - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
May 30th, 2010 - Melkweg Rabozaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom
May 31st, 2010 - Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France - Special Guest with Joanna Newsom - (part of Villette Sonique Festival)