A happy belated Summer Solstice to you! It doesn't feel quite like midsummer at the moment - but we've got faith that the sun will get his hat on for us soon! He'd ruddy well better - because we've got some awesome festivals coming up this month! :)
If you received checked our blog back in April, you'll know it's pretty exciting times for us here at Ninebarrow HQ at the moment! Jay and I have both got about 18 days of full-time work left before we make the leap into the world of professional musicians! So, it feels pretty appropriate that our two biggest gigs of the year should accompany this pretty momentous moment in both our lives!
Next weekend we'll be playing at the Show of Hands Summer Concert in the stunning Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Then at the end of the month we're incredibly excited to be playing at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival. We're one of five acts selected by the festival to play in the Club Tent as part of the festival's 'Showcases'. In their words, these are acts who the festival believes 'will go on to great things in the future'! Previous selected artists include the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Karine Polwart! We're really honoured to have been selected and just a little bit excited!!
If you're coming to either of these amazing festivals - please do come and say hi! :)
August and beyond!
We've got a host of other exciting shows over the coming months - including our first tour in Scotland! Have a peruse of the map below - and click to find out more details about specific dates.
We really do appreciate the support we get from our mailing list members and we wanted send you over an exclusive video we filmed a couple of weekends ago in a gorgeous little church on the coast in Dorset. We've not done many proper 'audio recordings' of our concerts in recent years, so we spent a bit of time putting up microphones around the church in order to try and capture the amazing acoustics. If you click the image below - you'll be one of the first to have a gander at this video of our track: 'The Weeds', from our 2014 album 'While the Blackthorn Burns'. As you probably know - we do love to finish a night on this one, and you'll hear the audience in full voice!! Enjoy!
That's all for now folks! Hopefully see you down the road sometime soon!
Jon and Jay