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
London, West Kensington
St Mary in The Castle
Town Hall (SOLD OUT)
Milton Keynes, Wavendon
The Stables (SOLD OUT)
Bury St Edmunds
Northern Kin Festival
Acoustic Festival of Britain
Music on the Marr
Tan Hill Inn
Shoreham By The Sea
Rock Against Cancer
Theatre By The Lake
Music and Arts Festival
Liberty Hall Theatre
Empire Music Hall
Backstage at the Green Hotel
The Music Room The Philharmonic
The Half Moon
Butlins Great British Folk Festival
Old Fire Station
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