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Singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore is celebrating her first top 40 UK album, Regardless, with a date at Sheffield City Hall ballroom on Sunday, July 7, 7.30pm.

And we’ve got tickets to be won.

Singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday, July 7, 7.30pm.

Singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday, July 7, 7.30pm.

Critically acclaimed Gilmore returns with her new studio album Regardless.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the music video for her fothcoming single - due for release July 15 - called Start As We Mean To Go On.

YOUTUBE: You can also watch Thea Gilmore’s Start As We Mean To Go On video on YouTube - CLICK HERE.

If the name’s familiar, it may be thanks to the many plaudits the press have directed Gilmore’s way, or the endorsement of fans including Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez.

Or perhaps even her posthumous Sandy Denny collaborative track London, which dominated last year’s BBC London Olympics coverage, climbing into the upper reaches of the iTunes singles chart.

Gilmore is nothing if not prolific – Regardless is her 14th album in as many years – but this latest album grew out of an enforced hiatus.

In 2011 she gave birth to her second son, and had to take several months out from music – a potentially frustrating state of affairs for a musician with a fierce work ethic.

The break, however, allowed her a distance to look at her own work with fresh eyes.

She says: “When you write as much as I do, it would be easy to get stuck in a rut and end up putting out the same album. This helped me relearn what I do.

“I once had a conversation with a friend about a female artist who had had kids... he thought the album she released subsequently sounded as if she thought she was the only woman ever to go through the birth experience. I never wanted Regardless to come across like that. For me, these are songs about being the custodian of somebody, but also about the process of letting go.”

Gilmore and long standing musical partner/producer Nigel Stonier have journeyed into new territories this time around, spending over nine months in a total of five different studios, hooking up with collaborators Seadna Mac Phail (Elbow) Danish producers The Suppliers (Ron Sexsmith, Martha Wainwright) and string arranger Pete Whitfield (Plan B).

Now comes an exciting opportunity to catch this inspiring singer in Sheffield.

Tickets are £17.50, may be subject to booking fee. Buy in person, call 0114 278 9789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.

Other tour dates are: Edinburgh Pleaseance Theatre, June 21; Shoreham By Sea Ropetackle Centre, July 11; Winchester Discovery Centre, July 12; Gloucester Guildhall, July 13; Cambridge Folk Festival, July 27; Exeter Beautiful Day Festival, August 17; Cheltenham Green Belt Festival, August 26.

WIN TICKETS:

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Tickets for Thea Gilmore (subject to booking fees) at City Hall - Sheffield are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, over the phone on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

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