Meet Me On The Corner, Lady Eleanor, Run For Home, Fog On The Tyne: songs that continue to resonate down the years and in the process slip into the very fabric of British culture. 

Just fire up the opening lines in any saloon bar, and you’ll soon have a crowd singing along.

The opportunity returns this year with a 34-day 2020 tour of the UK and Ireland by Lindisfarne.

The very timelessness of the acoustic rock legends’ songs renders it almost incredible that 2020 marks the band’s 50th anniversary.

But here they are still, entertaining the crowds with an extensive repertoire of great songs delivered in an inimitably engaging way that’s trademarked their stage act right back to 1970.

That’s when band writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to quickly carve out a unique place for themselves fronting one of British rock’s most original bands.

Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium for their catchy, memorable songs.

The Clements-penned hit Meet Me On The Corner paved the way for their classic Fog On The Tyne release to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.

More fine albums on the (equally legendary) Charisma label were to follow, buoyed up by powerful live performances and an unpretentious style.

Worldwide success and an enviable reputation as festival favourites were to follow, while the annual Christmas concerts they presented in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.

Fast forward to 2020 and today’s band comprises a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), ex-Roxy Music Paul Thompson (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).

Hull himself died of a heart attack on the 17th November 1995 at the age of 50.

This tour then is not only a 50th anniversary celebration, it’s a grateful acknowledgement of a fallen comrade – one without whom none of this would be happening on the 25th anniversary of his passing.

LINDISFARNE TOUR DATES 2020 – UK AND IRELAND

20/03/2020

Porthcawl

Grand Pavilion

21/03/2020

London, West Kensington                   

Nell’s

22/03/2020

Hastings                                              

St Mary in The Castle

18/04/2020

Stockton                                             

ARC Theatre

25/04/2020

Masham                                              

Town Hall (SOLD OUT)

08/05/2020

Milton Keynes, Wavendon                   

The Stables  (SOLD OUT)

09/05/2020

Bury St Edmunds                                

The Apex

24/05/2020

Stanhope                                            

Northern Kin Festival

30/05/2020

Uttoxeter                                             

Acoustic Festival of Britain

31/05/2020

Bilston                                                            

The Robin

05/06/2020

Wirral                                                  

Folk Festival

07/06/2020

Glasgow                                              

Cottiers

17/07/2020

Brampton                                            

Music on the Marr

23/07/2020

Swaledale, Reeth                                 

Tan Hill Inn

15/08/2020

Aldeburgh                                           

Snape Maltings

 

30/08/2020

Shrewsbury                                         

Folk Festival

12/09/2020

Shoreham By The Sea                         

Ropetackle Arts

13/09/2020

Devizes                                               

Rock Against Cancer

19/09/2020

Bradford                                              

Cathedral

20/09/2020

Keswick                                              

Theatre By The Lake

03/10/2020

Goostrey                                             

Music and Arts Festival

31/10/2020

Dublin                                                             

Liberty Hall Theatre

01/11/2020

Belfast                                                 

Empire Music Hall

07/11/2020

Lowdham                                            

Warthogs

21/11/2020-22/11/2020

Kinross                                                           

Backstage at the Green Hotel

26/11/2020-27/11/2020

Liverpool                                            

The Music Room The Philharmonic

28/11/2020

London, Putney                                  

The Half Moon

29/11/2020

Skegness                                            

Butlins Great British Folk Festival

05/12/2020

Clitheroe                                             

The Grand

06/12/2020

Carlisle                                               

Old Fire Station

11/12/2020

Morecambe                                         

The Platform

18/12/2020-19/12/2020

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne                          

City Hall Christmas Shows

 

Issued March 2020 by Singsong Music Marketing   www.singsongmusic.com

Contact: Peter Muir email info<at>singsongmusic.com tel 07730 447135

 

Available for interview:

Rod Clements and Dave Denholm-Hull on the Legacy of Alan Hull

Rod Clements on the Story of Lindisfarne

 

Further information:

http://www.lindisfarne.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindisfarne_(band)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hull