“..an acoustic guitar master.” (Maverick Magazine)
“..a prodigiously talented fingerpicking guitarist.” (R2 Magazine)
“..hard to believe there’s only one man on stage.” (Rock Society Magazine)
“…a superior fingerstyle troubadour.” (Guitar and Bass Magazine)
I am very happy to announce that my first Canadian tour has been confirmed for November this year. So far 12 dates have been confirmed across Alberta including shows in Edmonton, Calgary, Camrose, Red Deer, Duchess, Wayne, Pridiss and Turner Valley. All shows will be updated on the GIGS page
Canada’s roots music magazine Penguin Eggs has published Live at Crossroads in the Top Ten albums of 2014 according to Andy Donnellys Celtic Show on the CKUA Radio Network in Alberta Canada.
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)
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)
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!
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