Paley & Son launch gig

We’re launching Tom and Ben‘s album at Come Down & Meet The Folks at The Apple Tree pub in Clerkenwell, London on Sunday 31st May. Supporting them will be old-time fiddle, banjo, guitar and rooster songster Robin Gillan. Robin plays on the album as do ace bassist Jonny Bridgwood and fabulous harmonica player Rob Mason. They’ll all be backing Tom and Ben so it’ll be a great afternoon/evening.

Come Down & Meet The Folks

Bonnie’s January/February 2015 tour

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Bonnie is hugely sorry to announce that, because of a serious illness in her immediate family, she has had to postpone her tour from the 28th of January onwards. Bonnie sends her apologies to everyone but hopes to be able to reschedule at a later date.

Album launch concert – 1st July 2014

Here’s an invitation to the launch gig of Bonnie’s CD.

Appropriately, we’ve chosen Canada Day (the 1st of July)  for the event. It’s being held at the splendid Lexington in London. Support for Bonnie & Her Boys will be provided by the brilliant Lords Of Thyme.

Tickets available from:

It’s going to be a great night. We expect to fill the Lexington and Bonnie will happily sign your CD for you.

 Lexington (low res)

Bonnie poster - Half Moon (low res)

Bonnie and the band’s next outing will be at the Half Moon at the end of the month. A great venue and another opportunity to see Bonnie in a relaxed setting.

Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

The Half Moon, Putney
30th April 2014

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<<< Record Store Day >>>

Record Store Day for 2014 is nearly upon us. Across the UK there are more than 240 participating stores where on Saturday the 19th of April you’ll be able to obtain limited edition vinyl and CD releases. We’re delighted to announce that Hornbeam is joining in the fun.

We’ve produced a Bonnie Dobson vinyl 45, her first in 30 years!!! The A-side Come On Dancing is taken from her forthcoming album.  The B-side is an exclusive dub version, produced in a King Tubby style by the New Scientist (aka Sean Read), only available in this format.

So, vinyl fans, check out the Record Store Day website to find your nearest store.

Bert JanschBert Jansch celebration concert – BBC4

On Friday last (28th of March), BBC4 aired its recording of the brilliant Bert Jansch celebration concert held at the Royal Festival Hall last December. What a fine tribute from his friends and fellow musicians. It’s available for viewing on iPlayer until the 5th of April. You’ll find Bonnie Dobson performing her song Morning Dew with Robert Plant, Danny Thompson and Bernard Butler about 1 hour 15 minutes into the programme. Wonderful!!

Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

Bonnie’s album is scheduled for release on the 9th of June, 2014. In the meantime, Bonnie will be playing a few venues around London. First up is at Chats Palace, Homerton, on Sunday the 2nd of February.

The full band will be playing. Her boys are Jonny Bridgwood, Dave Morgan, Ben Phillipson, Ben Paley, Ruth Tidmarsh & Felix Holt.

This is a family friendly show, starting at 4pm and going though to 8pm.


Chats Palace poster (lowish res)


What a lineup!

Bonnie Dobson flanked by Robert Plant, Danny Thompson and Bernard Butler at the Bert Jansch tribute concert at the Royal Festival Hall on December 3rd. Bonnie and Robert swapped verses on her famous song Morning Dew.

The event was filmed and will be screened by the BBC early in 2014. 

Photo courtesy of Laurie Lewis.

Bert Jansch


The great Bert Jansch

Bonnie Dobson is thrilled to have been invited to join the lineup at a “Celebration of Bert Jansch” taking place at The Royal Festival Hall in London on the 3rd of December. This unique concert to pay homage to one of our most influential guitarists (Bert died in 2011) has a host of special guests including original members of Pentangle – Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson & Terry Cox, Ralph McTell, Martin Simpson, Bernard Butler, Martin Carthy, Lisa Knapp, Wizz Jones, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton…. and the list goes on and on. Wow!

Tickets sold out very quickly after the lineup was announced but the event will be filmed for posterity.

Photo from the official Bert Jansch facebook page:-