Hope you are having a lovely Summer.
There is a heatwave predicted in Scotland this week so I have my suntan lotion on standby!!
2015 has been a busy year so far and I have some lovely projects and gigs coming up over the next few months.
BELLADRUM FESTIVAL: I will be packing up the ‘Parlour’ for Belladrum festival on the 7th August. I have heard lovely things about this weekend in the Highlands and look forward to bringing the ‘Parlour’ to its first outdoor stage!!
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL: I am delighted to be singing in a show called Silver Darlings at the Edinburgh Fringe festival this August. The show is a collaboration with writer Alexander McCall Smith and composer James Ross. They have created a song cycle about Scotland and the sea. There is a lovely line-up of musicians involved in this project alongside the mighty singers Kathleen MacInnes and James Graham.
The show will run for 3 nights in The Famous Spiegeltent on the 20/23/24 August at 7.30pm.
Here is a link for more information and tickets: http://www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com/shows/silver-darlings-alexander-mccall-smith-and-james-ross
INDIA: I am beyond excited to announce that we are bringing ‘Step Into My Parlour’ to India! This has been in the pipeline for a while. Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland. I will have more info about this very soon…
AUSTRIAN TOUR: I’m not sure how many shopping days there are to Christmas but I’m counting down to a 3 week tour of Austria in November/December.
I’m are delighted to be part of the 20th Guinness Irish Christmas Tour alongside two fantastic groups The Rambling Boys of Pleasure and the duo Tim Edey and Brendan Power.
Here is link to the tour dates: http://michelleburkemusic.com/gigs.php
STEP INTO MY PARLOUR ALBUM RELEASE: My new album Step Into My Parlour was officially released on 27th April. Thanks to everyone who has supported my music and bought an album. If you would a like a little listen to the record or fancy purchasing a copy you can follow this link. https://michelleburke.bandcamp.com/album/step-into-my-parlour
I am delighted with the response for the album.
Irish Times – Siobhan Long **** ‘revelatory collection’ ‘delicious’
R2 – **** ‘Exuberant and elegant’
The Scotsman – Jim Gilchrist **** ‘beguiling’
Fatea – ‘Truly delightful’
Back in January we had our biggest Step into My Parlour show to date at Celtic Connections Festival in The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow. Laura created new installations for the event. We loaded up the pram with Housekeeping Tips, sherry, some knitted Carrots and all sorts. A fantastic line-up of musicians and singers popped in for a party piece including Heidi Talbot, Kathleen MccInnes, Cathal McConnell and Duke Special.
I have put some photos of the night up on the media page of the website.
Enjoy the sunny weather.
Take care, Michelle x