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
<<< 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.
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!!
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.
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:-
Here's a splendid review of Spider's album by Vic Smith in the Winter 2013 edition of the English Dance & Song magazine
News from Bonnie
Summer’s over all too soon. It’s been one to remember weather-wise but now we can return to the studio to continue with Bonnie’s new album.
Furthermore, if you’re in or around London, Bonnie and her boys have some gigs lined up:-
Tuesday 24 September
Sunday 13 October
Saturday 9 November
August 31st - Happy birthday, Spider
Spider's lifetime recordings are splendidly documented on Stefan Wirz's website