Sunday, 13 May 2012

Blueflint supporting The Proclaimers!

Blueflint are delighted to announce that they will be supporting The Proclaimers on their forthcoming CD launch tour this autumn! See below for details of tour dates.

Further details are available on our website 

The Proclaimers' new CD 'Like Comedy' is now out on release. 

October dates:
Tuesday 16th: Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Wednesday 17th: The Alban Arena, St Albans
Thursday 18th: Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Saturday 20th: Preston Charter Theatre
Sunday 21st: Liverpool Philharmonic
Monday 22nd: York Opera House
Wednesday 24th: Bristol Academy
Thursday 25th: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 26th: Salisbury City Hall
Sunday 28th: Guildford G Live
Monday 29th: Salford Lowry
Tuesday 30th: Leicester Du Montfort
November dates:
Thursday 1st: Oxford Academy
Friday 2nd: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Saturday 3rd: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Monday 5th: Ipswich Corn Exchange
Tuesday 6th: Birmingham Town Hall
Wednesday 7th: Chesterfield Winding Wheel
Friday 9th: Newcastle City Hall
Saturday 10th: Bradford St Georges Hall
Sunday 11th: Carlisle Sands Centre
Wednesday 14th: Glasgow Carling Academy
Thursday 15th: Glasgow Carling Academy
Saturday 17th: Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
Monday 19th: Inverness Eden Court
Tuesday 20th: Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 22nd: Edinburgh Playhouse
Friday 23rd: Edinburgh Playhouse

In the meantime....Blueflint have a few dates coming up next month, and also a date for the Edinburgh Fringe! 
Thursday 14th June 
Venue: Leith Festival fundraiser, Leith Dockers Club, Edinburgh 
Time: 8pm. Tickets: £7(£5) from Leith Festival Office, or Leith Dockers Club.

Saturday 23rd June
Venue: Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL.
Sunday 24th June 
Venue: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh on Sea
Saturday 30th June
Venue: Kelburn Festival

Saturday 28th July
Venue: 13th Note, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT

Monday 6th August
Venue: Edinburgh Fringe - Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ

Blueflint CD 'Maudy Tree' on sale now:



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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Tuesday, 4 October 2011


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Monday, 26 September 2011

New Blueflint CD 'Maudy Tree'

New Blueflint CD 'Maudy Tree'

Blueflint are delighted to be releasing their new CD 'Maudy Tree,' on 10th Oct 2011 and will be hosting launch nights in Edinburgh, Dublin and London to mark the release.

With the success of their highly acclaimed debut album High Bright Morning, 
(Rock'n'Reel Music Magazine 4 Stars ****, The List 5 Stars *****, The Scotsman 4 Stars ****, The Skinny 4 Stars ****, Daily Express 4 Stars **** Sunday Herald '...this is a Scots triumph... excellent songwriting,") 
and their atmospheric and evocative live performances, Blueflint have built a strong reputation and following. 

This much anticipated second album promises to raise their profile even further. The album has just received a 4 star **** review from The Skinny:
and airplay on a number of major radio programmes throughout the UK and Ireland including BBC Scotland and BBC Ulster.

Where can you get the new CD?!
You can buy it from their web site:

Blueflint distributers at Proper music:

And Amazon, itunes and all good record stores!!

Blueflint CD launch in Edinburgh 
Edinburgh’s famous Bongo Club on Friday 7th October will see the Scottish launch of ‘Maudy Tree’ and it promises to be a great night with the wonderful Withered Hand opening the evening.

Blueflint are offering free guest passes to the first 20 Blueflint buddies that get back to us for this special Edinburgh CD launch night! If you would like to be on the guest list let us know! 

Doors are 7pm- It will be an early start at 7.30pm as the launch will finish by 10pm- but do join us for a pint in a nearby pub after!

Irish Tour
Dublin Launch- Blueflint are touring Ireland mid October with their Irish CD launch at The Cobblestone on Saturday 22nd October- We are delighted that Gary Fizpatrick will be opening the evening for us.

English Tour
London launch- A return for us to the Lovely Greennote, Camden on Friday 11th November- We always have a great night here. We are also lucky to have  our ol' pal the wonderful Oli Talkes opening the night here for us.

Full details of this autumn’s ‘Maudy Tree’ tour, including our Irish and English launch nights are below and on the attached poster. Get all the latest news on our website at:

Other Johnny Rock Records news:

Fellow JRR band The Southern Tenant  Folk Union are also touring in the UK and Ireland. Their new CD 'Pentcaitland,' released in the summer, has been doing really well.
‘The band knock up a fierce, raw and earthy music that is the stuff of Mumford & Sons' dreams…the results are as compelling as they are oppressively bleak’
Maddy Costa, The Guardian (Friday Film & Music)

 ‘Pencaitland is their most serious and ambitious album yet’
Andrew Mueller, UNCUT

‘Atmospheric, with sonorous rumbles of bowed double bass and melancholy harmonica against a stealthy ticking of strings’
Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman

Please check their tour dates at:

Blueflint 'Maudy Tree,' Album Launch Tour:
Friday 7th October 2011- Blueflint CD launch, The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8BA
Doors: 7.00pm, 7.30pm start              Tickets: £7                 Phone: 07505 446965

Thurs 13th October 2011- Kirkcaldy Acoustic Club, Polish Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Kirkcaldy KY2 5TA
Doors: 7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets:                 Phone: 01592 653645    

Fri 14th October 2011 - Montrose Folk Club, Links Hotel, Montrose DD10 8RL
Start time 8pm Tickets: £7           Phone: 01674 671000 (Hotel Number) 

Sat 15th October 2011 - The Byre Theatre, St Andrews KY16 9LA
Doors :7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets: £12/ 10/ 8          Phone: 01334 475000

Mon 17th October 2011 - Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley PA1 1EZ
Doors: 7pm, 7.30pm start Tickets: £10/£6         Phone: 0141 887 1010

Wed 19th October 2011 - Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1BL
Doors: 7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets: £12          Phone: 028 8224 7831 

Thurs 20th October 2011 - St Johns Theatre Arts Centre, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland
Doors:  7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets: E15/E12       Phone: 00353 (0)68 22566 

Friday 21st October 2011 – Mullingar Arts, Lower Mount St, Mullingar, Co West Meath, Ireland
Doors: 7.00pm, 8pm start Tickets: E10       Phone: 00353 (0)44 93 477777

Saturday 22nd October 2011 - The Cobblestone, King St North, Dublin 7, Ireland
Doors: 9pm, 9.30pm start Tickets: E12.50          Phone: 00353 (0)1 8721799

Sun 23rd October 2011 - Balor Arts Centre, Main St, Ballybofey, Co Donegal, Ireland
Doors: 8pm, 8.30pm start   Tickets: E15        Phone: 074 91 31840

Friday 28th October -  Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld G67 2BN
Doors: 7pm, 7.45pm start Tickets: £10/ £7/ £5 U18s           Phone: 01236 732887

Sat 29th October - Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles EH45 8AD
Doors: 7pm,  7.45 start Tickets: £12/ £10/ £5         Phone: 01721 725 777

Friday 4th November -  The Old Hairdressers (Stereo) 22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR
Doors: 8.30pm,  9pm start      Tickets: £7       Phone: 0141 222 2254

Thursday 10th November- The Barrels   59-61 Bridge St,  Berwick Upon Tweed   TD15 1ES
Doors 8.30pm,   9pm start          Tickets: £7         Phone: 01289 308013

Fri 11th November -  The Greennote 106 Parkway Camden London  NW1 7AN
Doors: 7pm,  9pm start Tickets: £7         Phone: 020 7485 9899

Sat 12th November -   The Stables, Stockwell Lane 
Milton Keynes 
MK17 8LU
Doors: 8pm, 8.45pm start Tickets: £10 in advance /£12 on door      Phone: 01908 280800

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Blueflint: Blueflint Spring News 2011

Blueflint: Blueflint Spring News 2011: "Hallo there! Spring is here and we are so glad to see the sun shining and the flowers blooming! It's a busy time for the band as we start ..."

Blueflint Spring News 2011

Hallo there!

Spring is here and we are so glad to see the sun shining and the flowers blooming! It's a busy time for the band as we start on our new CD which follows on from our debut, the acclaimed 'High Bright Morning'.

Up and coming gigs

31st March
Americana at the Hub, 3 Bellman's Road, Penicuik, Midlothian
Tickets available from

8th April
Edinburgh House Concert: 42 - 43 Royal Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 8JA
£10 -bring your own drink. Limited seats for this one so let us know if you would like to come along...this is a special night.

6th May
8.00pm: Vagabond Social Club, State Bar, Holland Street, Glasgow, G2 4NG

Our next CD!
We start recording the CD at Tim Matthew's Red October Studios in a few weeks and are really looking forward to recording our new material. We've been tucked away working on the new songs, and they're shaping up really well, some really interesting arrangements unfolding in the songs.

The CD will be released early in October, and keep Wednesday 12th October free for our launch night!

New Distributers
Blueflint are delighted that they now will be distributed by Proper Music. We are very much looking forward to working with them.

CD launch tour for Oct/ Nov 2011

We'll be heading out around the UK and Ireland later this year; dates scheduled in so far are:

Scotland 1
Wed 12 October- CD launch event Edinburgh- venue tbc
Thurs 13 October - Kirkcaldy Acoustic club
Fri 14 October- Montrose Folk Club
Sat 15 October- The Byre St Andrews
Mon 17 October - Paisley Arts Centre

Wed 19 October: Strule Arts CentreOmagh Co Tyrone
Thurs 20 October: St Johns Theatre Arts Centre, Listowel, County Kerry
Saturday 22 October: The Cobblestone, Dubin
Sun 23 October: The Balor Arts Centre- Donegal

Scotland 2
Sat 29 October: Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 12 November The Stables, Milton Keynes

Keep an eye on our website:
and Facebook page for further dates to follow

Johnny Rock Records
We share our record lable with The Southern Tenant Folk Union and couldn't let this newsletter go by without a hello to them! They are releasing their next CD in July and it is fantastic! They are touring through the year- This week they're playing in Bristol/ Poole/ Brighton/ London and Basingstoke...go check them out!

Canada 2012
Blueflint are also planning ahead for a tour of Canada in 2012. Will keep you posted!

For all our latest news click on our facebook page and press 'like'

For twitter reports:

Best wishes,


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Blueflint Feb 2011

With their debut album 'High Bright Morning' released to critical acclaim in October 2009, (Rock'n'Reel Music Magazine 4 Stars ****, The List 5 Stars *****, The Scotsman 4 Stars ****, The Skinny 4 Stars ****, Daily Express 4 Stars ****
Sunday Herald '...this is a Scots triumph... excellent songwriting,") Blueflint are a band whose sound traverses musical genres. Although drawing on Americana influences the band's material carries its own unique flavour, with stories of heartbreak, revenge and joy being brought to life by achingly heartfelt vocals and sublime harmonising. The five piece lineup's striking sound is based around the banjo duo of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson and deftly captured by drums, Roddy Neilson on fiddle and Hugh Kelly on double-bass.

The band's live performances have captivated audiences throughout the UK and Ireland, and have established Blueflint as an original and refreshing act. Blueflint have played a host of renowned events, including most recently Celtic Connections, Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party, The Wickerman, Belladrum and the 19th Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival , Omagh.

Blueflint are currently working on their new album due for release later this year, which will be followed by a CD launch tour of the UK and Ireland. 2012 will see the band taking their sound to Europe and North America.