Sunday, 25 March 2012

Lovely Blueflint News

Hope you are all good and enjoying the first days of Spring!
We have lots of lovely Blueflint news for you!

Press Reviews: We are delighted with the response the press and folk at gigs have given to our new CD Maudy Tree. Here are a few:

R2: 4 stars **** "the musicianship is consistently excellent…Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson..sing beautifully together and demonstrate an impressive range as songwriters.”

Folk and Roots: “… a triumphantly individual group-collective take on the twin traditions of old-timey folk and knowingly contemporary Scottish country music….a real discovery…one of my albums of the year.”

Scotland on Sunday: 4 Stars **** "Relaxed, assured and very attractive vocal harmony from Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson...leads their crew further into mainstream acceptability and success."

The Herald: "This second album has ample evidence that their talent should be a lasting one, with both women contributing fine new songs to their catalogue...making the disc a sonic step forward."

fRoots: "..lyrically clever, musically immediate...Rich imagery and cleverly captured vignettes draw the listener winner."

Blueflint interview - Rock 'n' Reel: Look out for an interview with the band in the next issue of Rock 'n' Reel
out now!

Radio Play: The album has also enjoyed national radio play on Traveling Folk, Ian Anderson, Another Country- BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC Ulster, Album of the week- BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, BBC Shropshire, BBC Hereford and Worcester.

The CD has also gained radio play on various internet radio sites. We have listed a few below and highly recommend you check these out:
Bobs Folk Show - Radio Wey
Sunday Pint
Gilded Palace of Sin
Miller tells a tale
Rob Ellen Medicine Show

Touring: Blueflint will be touring Scotland and Ireland in October/ November and here are the dates so far:

Wednesday 18th April 2012
Venue: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
Tel: 01434652477

Friday 20th April 2012
Venue: Ropewalk Maltkiln road, Barton upon humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT

Friday 4th May 2012
Venue: What's Cookin' The Birkbeck Tavern, Leytonstone, London, E11 4HL
Tel: 020 8539 2584

Saturday 5th May 2012
Venue: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF
Tel: 01628 788997

Thursday 14th June
Venue: Leith Festival fundraiser, Leith Dockers Club, Edinburgh
Time: 8pm. Tickets: £7(£5) from Leith Festival Office, or Leith Dockers Club.

Sunday 24th June
Venue: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh on Sea

Saturday 30th June
Venue: Kelburn Festival

New footage:
Mr Lovealie
Light in the Window
A big thank you to Stewart Ennis for putting this Maudy Tree footage together.
And also thank you to Johnathan at Useful Content for filming our launch night in Edinburgh.

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