Irish folk singer comes to town – and offers prizes

Heidi Talbot.
Heidi Talbot.

An award-winning Irish folk singer will be showcasing songs from her new album as she performs in Alnwick later this month.

Heidi Talbot will be playing at Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday, November 23, along with multi-instrumentalist/producer John McCusker and Irish singer/guitarist John Doyle.

Heidi is supporting her new album – Angels Without Wings – which was released this year on Navigator Records.

The album features Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, King Creosote, Karine Polwart and many more famous names from the world of music.

Angels Without Wings is an album of original compositions glowing with special guests from the worlds of folk, pop, rock and bluegrass.

Talbot began writing songs on her 2010 album The Last Star. In just two years, she’s become a master of the art, sometimes composing alone and sometimes with husband, producer and bandmate John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine.

And while the timeless language of traditional folk will always be an inspiration, there are traces of Americana in Roses (featuring Mark Knopfler), a delicate country-tinged duet with bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien, and Parisian romance in the unforgettable title track by Boo Hewerdine.

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 23, at the Playhouse with tickets available for £15 or £14.50 conc.

l The Gazette has a pair of tickets to see Heidi at the Playhouse to give away along with a copy of her new album; her new EP, My Sister the Moon; and a tote bag.

To be in with a chance of winning, buy a copy of this week’s Gazette for a competition entry form.