I decided on the spur of the moment to write a blog whilst on tour this autumn in the Netherlands. I have no agenda or plan (no change there) but have just written when i get some spare time that coincides with some wifi. So if you fancy whiling away a few minutes that you’ll never get back you’ll find the link HERE
Tomorrow, Saturday 18th October, I will be heading back to the Netherlands for a series of shows. This will be my third tour there and already there are dates confirmed for a further tour in the Spring of 2015. Here are the dates for this tour….
Sunday 19th – De Waag, Haarlem. (website)
Tuesday 21st – Cultuurhuis, Heerlen. (website)
Wednesday 22nd – QuiteQuiet @ Scheltema, Leiden. (website)
Thursday 23rd – De Bunker, Gemert (website)
Friday 24th – House Concert, Zoetemeer (Sold Out)
Sunday 26th – Behind the Curtain, Sijf, Rotterdam (website)
I shall be returning from Holland and heading straight up north for two more shows, one in England, one in Scotland…
Thursday 30th October – The Acoustic Room, North Shields (website)
Saturday 1st November – Perthshire Amber, Dunkeld, Scotland.
We booked Adrian Nation for a support slot at Liverpool Acoustic Live and as soon as he started playing we knew we’d made a big mistake… this guy should have been headlining! Adrian’s performance was a wonder to behold, one of those once in a blue moon “why haven’t we booked this guy before?” moments followed immediately by “when can we get him back?”. His set was full of memorable songs of impressive variety showing light and shade, depth and warmth. Adrian himself had an incredible empathy with the audience that was so natural and unforced, and don’t get me started on his jaw-droppingly good guitar playing!
If any promoters, organisers or venues get the chance to book Adrian Nation trust me, I promise you won’t be disappointed. And I guarantee afterwards you’ll be asking when you can book his return visit!
Liverpool Acoustic Live
A warm hello to anyone listening in to www.ckua.com Radio Network in Alberta, Canada this evening. Head over to the Andy Donnelly Celtic Show Facebook page to join in and chat live with me during the show…..
I am very pleased to say that this week my music will be featured on Canadian radio station CKUA. Andy Donnelly will be playing tracks this Friday on his Celtic Show and you can tune in by going to the website of CKUA at www.ckua.com
Tune in tonight 26th September at 6.30pm Alberta time and 1.30am UK time to join in a live Q&A session with me via Twitter and Facebook on the Andy Donnelly Celtic Show.
Well i’m just back from a great night at Weyfest near Farnham in Surrey. Great crowd, great sound and a total pleasure to be a part of. So thanks to everyone who came and listened and cheered and sang and shared. Oh and bought cds!
All that on the back of two really successful shows in Liverpool, my first in that fair city, it has been a wonderful few days including the chance to catch up with my pals Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. I opened a show for BaRK some years back at the Musician in Leicester and soon after that the wonderful Colin Linden very kindly did me the honour of playing on one of the tracks of my second album Fall or Fly. He recorded his parts in Nashville and sent them via the wonders of the world wide web so catching up with him again at Shrewsbury was the first opportunity i’ve had to shake his hand and thanks him for that.
Next year is taking shape nicely already with confirmation of festivals and shows including the Acoustic Festival of Britain, one of my very favourite festivals. But to things much closer, i have been asked to take part in GigforGaza in London on September 13th being presented by Ramon Goose. I’m very proud to be part of something raising money for Medical Aid to Palestine. More details to follow but in the meantime here is a link GigforGaza
This weekend I shall be heading to Cambridge for the Folk Festival where I will be performing in the Club Tent on Sunday afternoon. It has been an emotional few weeks with world events constantly in my mind and for that reason I will be dedicating my set on Sunday to the children of Gaza.
Perhaps slightly ironically I will also be performing on Sunday morning in the town of my birth, Clacton on Sea, at a special service by the war memorial on the seafront to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the Great War. It seems we haven’t come very far in those 100 years!
To peace and understanding everywhere
This week on Wednesday 2nd July Adrian will be playing at The Bluebell Inn in Hempstead near Saffron Walden, Essex. All venue and ticket details are on the gig listing page.
Then on Saturday and Sunday it is the Colchester Military Tournament where Adrian will be performing two sets on both days. This is a big event organised by the ABF The Soldiers Charity who Adrian has worked with numerous times in the North East of England. Everything is taking place on Abbey Fields in Colchester and all you need to know can be found on the ABF website