PREVIEW: Blair Dunlop at The Greystones in Sheffield

Blair Dunlop to perform songs from his new album Notes From An Island
Blair Dunlop to perform songs from his new album Notes From An Island

Award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop will showcase songs from new album Notes From An Island when he rocks up tonight - Wednesday, October 3 - at The Greystones in Sheffield.

His stunning and critically acclaimed fourth new album is out now.

TICKETS: Tickets are £13 for the show tonight starting at 8p at The Greystones in Greystones Road, Sheffield - buy in person, call 0114 266 5599 or visit blairdunlop.com.

VIDEO: Watch Blair perform Within My Citadel from his new album - CLICK HERE.

Looking forward to performing the new songs live, he thinks the record is “easily my best yet, and it should translate really well to a live show”.

Blair is one of Britain’s best kept musical secrets and 2018 looks set to be the year where he receives the recognition he deserves in the UK and abroad.

A natural storyteller and gifted guitarist he will be joined on stage by long term band mates Fred Claridge and Jacob Stoney.

The set will consist of new tracks from this most recent release as well as hits from his previous three albums - Gilded, House Of Jacks and debut Blight And Blossom, which won Blair the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

With its timely mix of socio-political insights, tender love tales and impressive virtuosic guitar playing, Notes From An Island is very much an album which reflects the age in which it has been created.

As with everything Blair does, it is fuelled by a desire to keep moving forwards, break down barriers and maintain the integrity which has established him as a favourite of not just a growing body of fans but of radio programmers and critics.

His guitar playing, always impressive, has taken another quantum leap, at least in part because of his love affair with his new Gretsch, on which he wrote most of the songs.

Notes From An Island Tour 2018

27/09/2018 Kardomah94 – Hull

28/09/2018 Malt N Music – Moulton

02/10/2018 Robin2 – Wolverhampton

03/10/2018 Greystones – Sheffield

04/10/2018 Marine Theatre – Lyme Regis

05/10/2018 Black Market VIP – Hastings

06/10/2018 Courthouse, Otley

07/10/2018 Acapela Studio, Cardiff

11/10/2018 Hug & Pint, Glasgow

13/10/2018 St Cuthbert’s House

16/10/2018 Flowerpot Derby

17/10/2018 The Barn Winchester

18/10/2018 Cecil Sharp House

19/10/2018 Manchester Folk Festival

21/10/2018 Lichfield Folk Festival

27/10/2018 The Lock Keeper, Chester

28/10/2018 Henry Tudor House- Shrewsbury