Sunday, 2 May 2010

Blueflint gig news 2010

The List 5 Stars *****

"Stories of heartbreak, revenge and plenty more drama...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."

Hi Folks

After a great 2009, touring and releasing our debut album, (please find more reviews at the end of this email,) Blueflint have another busy year ahead performing throughout the UK and Ireland. Please find our gig listings below and check out our web site for any additions:

Our CD 'High Bright Morning,' is available direct from our web site, i tunes, amazon and all good record stores.



Wed 5 May: Tigerfest at the Electric Circus 36 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DF 8.00pm

Thur 27 May: Howden Park Arts Centre, Livingston, Scotland


Sat 5 June: Northern Roots Festival, Bogbain Farm, Bogbain of Inshes, Inverness, IV2 5BD

Fri 11 June 9.00pm: The Inn at Lathones, Largoward, Fife, KY9 1JE ,Tickets: £12 - 01334 840494 Website

Mon 14 June - 7.30pm: Leith Festival @ The Village Inn, with Eagle Owl, Village Inn, South Fort Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH6 4DN

Sat 26 June – 6pm: Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh

Sun 27 June [time TBC]: Solas Festival, Wiston, Biggar, Lanarkshire


Sat 24 July: Wickerman Festival East Kirkcarswell, near Dundrennan, South West Scotland, DG6 4QW

Sat 31 July: The Ceilidh Place 12-14 West Argyle Street, Ullapool, Scotland IV26 2TY 7.30pm


Tue 3 August An Tobar, Tobermory Arts Centre, Isle of Mull, Scotland PA75 6PB, 7.30pm

Fri 6 August - [time TBC]: Belladrum Festival, Phoineas, by Beauly, Inverness-shire Scotland, IV4 7BA

Fri 13 August: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Mon 16 August Edinburgh Folk Club at the Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Fri 20 August Mull of Kintyre Festival, Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, Argyll - 7.30pm

Thur 26 August: Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh


Fri 3 Sept - Sun 5 Sept: 19th Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland

Fri 10 Sept Hootanannys, 67 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1ES, - 8.00pm

Sat 11 Sept: Easdale Arts Easdale Community Hall, Easdale Island - 7.30pm

Fri 24 Sept/Sat 25 Sept: Moniaive Bluegrass Festival, Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway


Thur 28 Oct Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Fri 29 Oct: The Green Note 106 The Parkway, Camden, London, London and South East NW1 7AN

Sun 31 Oct -Come Down Meet and the Folks 3.00pm:, The Stags Head Orsman Road, Islington London, London and South East N1 5RA

Other news:

We were asked by our friend 'Schuman the Human' to play on his new CD 'Way to go Daddio.' This is his second CD and we recommend you check them both out! You can buy them from:

We couldn't sign off without mentioning our long time friends the Southern Tenant Folk Union who are releasing their new CD in June this year. After a change in location to Edinburgh and a new mix of band members they bring you an excellent third celtic sounding soulful CD. It has already gained airplay on BBC Radio 2.

From June you will be able to buy it direct from the band, from any good record shop and online through itunes:

All the best

Deborah and Clare

Blueflint reviews for debut CD 'High Bright Morning:'

The List 5 Stars *****

"Stories of heartbreak, revenge and plenty more drama...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 Scotsman 4 Stars **** ‘Truly haunting’.

Sunday Herald 'One of Scotland’s 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.’

The Skinny 4 Stars ****
"The time seems ripe for 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."

Scotland on Sunday Review 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."

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

’Wholly engaging to anyone’s 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