Village ready to rock again

Andy White.
Andy White.

Following a successful night last year when Boo Hewerdine performed, Felton is set to rock again next month with another singer-songwriter.

On Sunday, February 9, at Felton Village Hall, Irish indie/folk/songwriting legend Andy White, currently based in Melbourne, will stop off on his UK tour in February to promote his latest (and 15th) solo album.

Andy first came to prominence in the 1980s on the Janice Long Radio 1 show, initially with his evocative song Religious Persuasion about his upbringing in Belfast during the Troubles.

He’s been prolific since then working both as a solo artist and teaming up for a period with Crowded House ‘sTim Finn.

Belfast born and raised, White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility.

Working with the great names of Irish music – Sinead O’Connor, Donal Lunny, Van Morrison – and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times.

Andy’s latest release is a double CD ‘album of the book’ set, entitled 21st Century Troubadour (Floating World).

The first CD is a collection of songs mostly taken from his last four solo albums while the second is what Andy describes as an ‘audio book with a soundtrack’, with six readings set to music and more.

Tickets are £7 plus a £1 booking fee from ings/

On the night, which is bring your own bottle, tickets will be £9.