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May 18th, 2016


Roy's first live performance in three years will be an intimate show at DeBarras Folk Club

August 26th, 2016 - DeBarras Folk Club, Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland

Tickets on sale Friday May 20th at 9am


More info here...  





 

April 7th, 2016


Tickets are now on sale for all four shows in September.

More info 
here... 






April 1st, 2016


Tickets on-sale now for Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

 

More info here...






March 30th, 2016

 

We now have the Artist 24 hour Pre-Sale links for Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh as copied below. 

The links are live from 10am tomorrow, 31st March.


Birmingham and Manchester:

http://gigst.rs/HarperPre

Edinburgh:

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/36005077E5FB44E4?did=ukreg1ps

 





March 29th, 2016


ROY HARPER - 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TOUR!!

Four special shows in September 2016 with string and brass ensemble to celebrate a special anniversary…
 

September 7th, 2016 - Symphony Hall , Birmingham, UK

September 9th, 2016 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

September 12th, 2016 - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

September 17th, 2016 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK

 

More info here...

 





September 23rd, 2013


'Man & Myth' Release Day! 


Available now on CD, MP3, FLAC and Vinyl LP. Find it here at the Roy Harper Shop.



 


September 13th, 2013



Wednesday 25th September 9pm Sky Arts 1 HD
Roy Harper: Man & Myth - The Ducumentary
Directed by George Scott

Sky Arts Unveils An Unmissable Season Of Music Programmes...


"The critically acclaimed British singer-songwriter Roy Harper appears in this exclusive new documentary film. Shot mainly at his home in the Irish countryside near Cork, it traces his intriguing career as he records new material. Man and Myth is Harper's first studio album for 13 years. Examining the work that made him famous, respected and much loved, this film includes special interviews with fellow legendary musicians Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Johnny Marr."

 
 





 

September 3rd, 2013

 

Roy is very pleased to announce that Jonathan Wilson has been added to the bill and will be joining him on stage for three special shows in October. Jonathan will be performing a solo acoustic set to open each show and will accompany Roy throughout the rest of the evening.

Having recorded four songs from the new album 'Man And Myth' with him in Los Angeles, Roy is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase these new songs live with Jonathan. This, along with the string and brass arrangements by Fiona Brice, plus a few old favourites, will make for a very special show indeed.
 

The Dates:
 

October 22nd, 2013 - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK  Tickets  Box office: 0844 847 9910
October 25th, 2013 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK  Tickets  Box office: 0844 811 0051

October 27th, 2013 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK  Tickets  Box office: 0844 811 0051

 

 


 


August 23rd, 2013


Rough trade In-store

 

Roy will be doing an In-store performance and signing of the new album, 'Man And Myth', at Rough Trade East, London on September 23rd at 7pm.

The event will be live-streamed for the first 1000 to pre-order and obtain a live-stream pass. you can find more details here...

 

 


 

 

August 5th, 2013


New website and shop!

 

If you're a regular to the Roy Harper website you'll notice a big change. Most notably in the Roy Harper Shop. Besides the new design there are a couple of new features. You can build a wishlist and share it with a friend. We've also enabled the gift option to give it a trial where you can add a gift message and send an order to multiple addresses. One unfortunate thing is that we were unable to import all of the historical customer information so you will have to create a new account with a new password if you wish to open an account.


 




July 4th, 2013


Roy is very pleased to announce the release of his new album, Man And Myth, with Bella Union on September 23rd 2013!


"Bella Union are thrilled and honoured to announce the release of Man And Myth, the new album from Roy Harper, which will be available 23rd September via the label.


Man And Myth, Roy's first studio album in 13 years, isn't just proof that one of the leading, most erudite and passionate orators of the British folk rock renaissance hasn't lost an iota of his gifts, but also timely evidence for anyone who has wondered why so many musical luminaries have been lining up to praise this enigmatic and legendary singer-songwriter."


Read the full press release here...

 

There are three special concerts in October with string and brass ensemble to showcase new songs as well as a few old favourites:

 

October 22nd, 2013 - Royal Festival Hall, London UK Tickets Box office: 0844 847 9910
October 25th, 2013 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester UK Tickets Box office: 0844 811 0051
October 27th, 2013 - Colston Hall, Bristol UK Tickets Box office: 0844 811 0051


 



 

January 31st , 2013 

 

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

 

Roy performed at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 and picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award. You can see some clips and pics from the night on the BBC Radio 2 website.


 


 

 

May 28th , 2012

 

Liss Ard Festival

 

Roy is announced for Liss Ard Festival - Sunday, 5th August 2012

 

More festival info. and tickets here...

 

 


 

 

April 1st , 2012

 

Moseley Folk Festival

 

Roy is announced for Moseley Folk Festival - Saturday, 1st September 2012

 

More festival info. and tickets here...

 

 


 

 

February 29th , 2012

 

Cambridge Folk Festival

 

Roy is announced for Cambridge Folk Festival - Saturday, 28th July 2012

 

More festival info. and tickets here...

 

 


 

 

February 8th , 2012

 

End Of The Road Festival

 

Roy is confirmed for The End Of The Road Festival August 2012. He's been announced along with the Bella Union artists which has folks asking questions... Roy hasn't actually joined Bella Union at this point but it seems he has been adopted!!

 

More festival info. and tickets here...

 

 


 

 

2011 Was A Busy Year

 

Roy signed a deal with Believe Digital and the rollout of the catalogue to digital outlets began in early Autumn. A beautifully packaged 2CD compilation, 'Songs Of Love And Loss', was also released by Union Square Records on their Salvo Label. Two major publicity campaigns running side by side kept us busy! Roy featured heavily in all of the major music magazines and UK broadsheets and on radio and made appearances on prime time television including the BBC Breakfast show and Later with Jools Holland. To end the rush he performed a special show at the Royal Festival Hall in celebration of his 70th, joined on stage by his son Nick Harper, Joanna Newsom and Jimmy Page. It was an amazing show and the response has been extraordinary. A satisfying end to 2011.

 

I've added a list of 2011 media quotes here... and I've updated the Press page with links to features, interviews and reviews. I've linked to online copies when available or to back issues available for purchase.

 

Also... The Magpie Index is showing at Matt's Gallery in London from the 18th of January to the 12th of February.

 

The Magpie Index was previously shown for two months at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea as part of a five-year retrospective on the work of Richard Grayson and again for two days in April 2010 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

 

"The Magpie Index is a new single-screen high-definition video art work by artist Richard Grayson, focusing on legendary singer-songwriter Roy Harper and how a fierce personal vision has informed the belief systems of a cultural movement.

 

In The Magpie index Roy Harper delivers a series of monologues to camera. Each section addresses a different aspect of his work, his philosophy and history, covering the counter culture; religion and superstition; ornithology; nature and the environment; political engagement and the end of politics as well as Harper's experiences in the music world and the importance of changing light bulbs."

 

 


 

 

September 23rd, 2011

 

BBC - Music - Roy Harper

 

Roy Harper performs 'The Green Man' as part of a web exclusive for Later.... with Jools Holland

 

 


 

 

September 20th, 2011

 

Songs Of Love And Loss - Available Now

 

This double CD compilation is beautifully packaged and has been released by Union Square Music on their Salvo label. You can purchase at play.com, HMV and Amazon. It's also available here at The Roy Harper Shop for download on MP3 and FLAC formats here...

 

 


 

 

September 17th, 2011

 

BBC Breakfast News - September 19th, 2011

 

Roy will appear on the BBC Breakfast show, BBC One, Monday, 19th September, between 8:30am and 9:15am. As far as I can tell this program is not available on the iPlayer…

 

More info here...

 

 


 

 

September 13th, 2011

 

Later With Jools Holland - September 20th and 23rd, 2011

 

Roy will be included in the line-up to kick off the new series of Later With Jools Holland. September 20th, 22:00, BBC TWO

 

"On Tuesdays, Later… is broadcast live for half and hour. Friday night's extended version offers another chance to see performances from Tuesday's show, along with and additional half hour of music and chat…"

 

More info here...

 

 


 

 

September 13th, 2011

 

Roy Harper - Royal Festival Hall - November 5th, 2011

 

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...

 

 


 

 

July 20th, 2011

 

CIGF Presents Roy Harper - Debarras Folk Club - September 15th, 2011

 

...The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is honored to have Roy Harper open 2011's 6 string extravaganza marking our 7th year anniversary! The occasion is all the more auspicious as Roy Himself will be celebrating his 70th birthday two months later with a sold out show in London’s Royal festival Hall! This will surely be one of the rarest of treats!...

 

 


 

 

May 12th, 2011

 

November 5th, 2011 - ROY HARPER - 70TH CELEBRATION!! - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
With special guest Jonathan Wilson and the odd surprise.

 

Tickets on sale now

 

(THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT...)

 

 


 

 

January 14th, 2011

 

ITV Studios & Metropolis Studios Presents:
ITV LEGENDS: ROY HARPER Live Concert Recording
Saturday 2nd April, 2011

 

The Power House
70 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1SY

 

(THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT... 18/1/2011)

 

...We are extremely proud to announce the last artist in the six part filmed TV concerts ITV Legends.

 

Roy Harper has a pedigree of no less than 14 live and 21 studio albums and is credited as friend, inspiration and mentor to many of today's great artists. From being guest vocalist to Pink Floyd (Have A Cigar) to the subject of a Led Zeppelin song (Hats Off To Harper), to receiving the MOJO Hero Award from Jimmy Page, Roy’s career has never known a dull moment.

 

His appearances are rare (2 Festival Hall in the last 18 months) Roy will join us to be filmed in front of an audience of just 125 guests on Saturday April 2nd.

 

After a champagne reception there will be 2 x 45 minute sets spanning much of his career. You will meet Roy after the concert and your name will be on the DVD and credit roll of the programme...

 

Ticket includes:

 

Champagne and wine reception before gig.

 

Champagne and wine at meet and greet after.

 

Photographs from reception/gig and meet and greet are put on microsite for ticket holders to get hi-res print quality shots (usually 3-4 weeks after gig)

 

DVD with your name on when released (probably May/June) mailed to you.

 

Your name on credit roll of programme..

 

August 3rd, 2010

 

More shows with Joanna Newsom

 

UK and Ireland - September 2010.

 

Click here for tickets and more info...

 

 


 

 

April 12th, 2010

 

Mojo Honours List 2010 present Roy Harper

 

Jazz Cafe, London - Saturday June 5th, 2010.

 

Click here for tickets and more info...

 

 


 

 

March 29th, 2010

 

The Magpie Index

 

The Magpie Index will be shown over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of April 2010 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, NE8 3BA in the Level 1 Event space. The film will be shown both days at 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

 

The Magpie Index was previously shown for two months at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea as part of a five-year retrospective on the work of Richard Grayson.

 

"The Magpie Index is a new single-screen high-definition video art work by artist Richard Grayson, focusing on legendary singer-songwriter Roy Harper and how a fierce personal vision has informed the belief systems of a cultural movement.

 

In The Magpie index Roy Harper delivers a series of monologues to camera. Each section addresses a different aspect of his work, his philosophy and history, covering the counter culture; religion and superstition; ornithology; nature and the environment; political engagement and the end of politics as well as Harper's experiences in the music world and the importance of changing light bulbs.

 

The Mapie index is a new commission by Locus+ and the De La Warr Pavilion. Produced by Locus+. Richard Grayson is represented by Matts Gallery London and Yuill/Crowley Gallery Sydney."

 

 


 

 

February 24th, 2010

 

Four more shows announced with Joanna Newsom in Europe

 

Click here for details...

 

 


 

 

February 17th, 2010

 

Royal Festival Hall - May 2010

 

Roy has been invited by Joanna Newsom to perform as special guest for her two shows at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, on May 11th and 12th.

 

Tickets for this are going to go fast... on sale to Southbank Centre Members on Wednesday 17 February and then to all on Thursday 18 February from 10am.

 

 


 

 

January 29th, 2010

 

Roy Harper Podcast episode 28

 

The latest episode of Paul Davison's Roy Harper Podcast is out!

 

 


 

 

January 18th, 2010

 

Gavin Moore - Tonnta

 

Gavin's new album 'Tonnta' is now available in our 'Other Artists' category. Some of you will know Gavin from his opening sets at the 100 Club shows in London and at the 'Debarras' shows here in Clonakilty. There are a few sample tracks to listen to and links for more information.

 

 


 

 

January 4th. 2010

 

The Magpie Index

 

"In The Magpie Index Roy Harper delivers a series of monologues to camera. Each section addresses a different aspect of his work, his philosophy and history, covering the counter culture; religion and superstition; ornithology; nature and the environment; political engagement and the end of politics as well as Harper's experiences in the music world and the importance of changing light bulbs."
Opening at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea 16th January 2010 as part of a five-year retrospective on the work of Richard Grayson.

 

The exhibition continues until 14th March 2010.

 

For more information on the exhibition download the 'new exhibitions brochure'

 

 


 

 

October 26th. 2009

 

Harry Pearce 'In Conversation' with Roy Harper

 

As part of the Offset creative conference's 'In Conversation' events, Harry Pearce will be on stage in conversation with music legend Roy Harper. Their talk "Flashes From the Archive of Oblivion" will cover their 28 years of friendship and collaboration on many of Harper's records. This will include anecdotal stories behind the records and about the designs themselves.

 

Among Harry's previous work with Roy Harper is his sleeve design for the reissue of The BBC Tapes, sessions for the BBC recorded between 1969 and 1978.

 

The talk will take place on Friday 6th November at Dublin's Offset three-day creative gathering.

 

 


 

 

August 18th, 2009

 

Interview For Word Magazine - August Edition

 

Posted on the 'Press' pages here.

 

 


 

 

April 30th, 2009

 

A Bit Of Fun

 

There has been precious little to report in the way of 'Roy' news for the last good while.. but at least he's been having a bit of fun...!

 

Click here to see him star as the cowboy in the short file 'Brokeback Cowboy'.

 

He would like you all to know that he grew his 'Gabby Hayes' beard especially for the part..

 

Be sides contemplating revitalising his acting career, Roy has been back in the studio working on some new songs. An album release isn't exactly imminent but... he is back at it.

 

 


 

 

October 20th, 2007

 

Stormcock Re-mastered

 

Stormcock has been re-mastered and packaged in a 20 page case bound booklet with new pictures prose and poetry.

 

Available here.

 

 


 

 

September 6th, 2007

 

BBC Tapes

 

The 6 Vol. BBC Tapes cds are all available again with new artwork. Find more info here.

 

 


 

 

August 20th, 2007

 

Royal Albert Hall

 

Roy has been invited by Joanna Newsom to perform a 45 minute set before her sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28th. Joanna has an original style and has had some very good reviews. Unfortunately the show has been sold out for some time now.