Top folk star returns to her roots for gig

Award-winning musician Charlie Dore.
Award-winning musician Charlie Dore.

Award-winning music star Charlie Dore is returning to the North East with a rare solo show.

The singer-songwriter, whose work has been covered by Tina Turner, George Harrison and Celine Dion, will perform as part of the Rothbury Roots programme.

The artist, who had a worldwide hit with Pilot of The Airwaves, will play some of her favourite tracks from her last five albums, as well as unique takes on songs she has penned for platinum-selling artists, some of which have never before been performed live in their original form.

Charlie will switch between guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonium, showing her background in folk and roots. There will also be funny stories between the songs, using Charlie’s years of experience as an actor and improviser.

Her first acting job was at Newcastle’s repertory theatre as part of Stagecoach, and in the 1970s she toured the region with Bruvvers’ Theatre Co founder Michael Mould.

The musician, who has won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination and International Acoustic Music Awards, will perform at the Queen’s Head, Rothbury, on Thursday, July 28. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Admission is £10, with tickets available from the venue on 01669 620470.