Monday, 4 January 2010

Jan News

HI Folks

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

Blueflint kicked off the year playing at Holyrood Palace as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Celebrations on the 1st Jan... A lovely outside gig on a crisp, sunny and snowy day.

Our next gig is at Celtic Connections on 22nd Jan 7.30pm Tickets £12.50
Supporting Holly Williams

New Blueflint CD now available on online!!! At itunes/ amazon/ hmv

Plans for 2010
We are busy booking gigs for summer Festivals and an Autumn tour taking in Ireland, England and Scotland.
Will keep you posted on our spring gig dates...
And working on new tracks for our next CD.


Our website is regularly updated. Please check it out for all the latest news on:

High Bright Morning CD Reviews :

5 Stars *****
"Stories of heartbreak, revenge and plenty more drama besides pepper the lyrics of ace Edinburgh bluegrass banjo duo of Deborah Arnott and Clare-Louise Neilson...Their sublime delicate vocal harmonising adds a layer of achingly melancholy beauty to every song...their wonderful take on Americana could warm the coldest of hearts." The List

4 Stars ****
"Deborah Arnott and Clare-Louise Neilson use sparkling vocal harmony, sweet melodic melancholy and often stark, dark storytelling to win hearts and minds.....this first album arrives full of character." Scotland on Sunday Review

'One of Scotlands finest….one of the most charming Bluegrass CDs of the year...this is a Scots triumph... excellent songwriting....Arnott’s 'I like the way' has hit written all over it.’ Sunday Herald

4 Stars ****
"The time seems ripe for talented Edinburgh duo Blueflint to crossover into the indie realm...Blueflint's trademark bluegrass twin banjo sound not only conjours up echoes of Gillian Welch but also the dark underbelly of folk...Blueflint are intent to layer their crisp, vaporous vocals in understated two-part harmonies, like alluring sirens drawing you into a beguiling world." The Skinny

4 Stars ****
’Claire-Louise Nelson and Deborah Arnott have produced an impressive album
featuring some lovely melodies and tuneful harmonies......plaintive and engrossing.’
Scottish Daily Express

’Wholly engaging to anyones ears...great songs..taking them beyond any Bluegrass pigeon holes...High Bright Morning arrives this month and conveys the magic of their songwriting in ten emotive often dark tales...the songs have a special atmosphere of their own.’ Preview, The List

’You'll love High Bright Morning.’ Daily Record

’These sublime original songs cannot fail to move you, cannot leave you untouched...‘Takes More Than A Little Time,’ the album’s opener, sets the stall, as one future classic after another follows...get your hands on this album. It’s one that you’ll want to hear again and again.’
Is this Music

’This is a great album of original music... Buy, play and smile.’ Taplas

What the radio presenters say...:

Radio Ulster:-
Ralph MacLean: "Superb, brilliant release...wonderful. Great music coming out of Scotland...Like this a lot I have to say!"

Cherrie McIlwaine: "I love it."

Radio Scotland:-
Iain Anderson: "Absolutely new from Scotland and surprising...Intriguing. Very much enjoying them, very impressive."

Ricky Ross:"One of these records I put on and I got a real pleasant surprise...check them out - its really imaginatively done and interesting production"

Tom Morton: "Its Fantastic!"