The co-founder of one of Britain’s most iconic folk rock bands is celebrated later this month (November) in BBC TV documentary ‘Lindisfarne’s Geordie Genius – The Alan Hull Story’
In his profile of Hull – dubbed the ‘Bob Dylan of the North’ – singer-songwriter Sam Fender goes in search of a hero best remembered for hit songs such as “Lady Eleanor”, “Fog on the Tyne” and “Run For Home”.
On a journey across Hull’s stamping ground of North-East England and its Newcastle upon Tyne heartland, Fender talks with fans Sting, Elvis Costello Peter Gabriel and Mark Knopfler along with fellow Lindisfarne co-founders including Rod Clements who continues to front the band to this day.
Says Clements: “Alan’s recognition nationally as a unique and overlooked talent is long overdue. This documentary will rectify that, with affectingly humble and enthusiastic enquiring from Sam Fender, and ringing endorsements from Alan’s better-known contemporaries. I’m proud to have been part of this tribute to an underrated artist and friend”.
Lindisfarne’s 2021 UK Tour continues with dates in Kinross, Carlisle and Morecambe, culminating in the band’s annual Christmas show at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday 18th December.
‘Lindisfarne’s Geordie Genius – The Alan Hull Story’ airs Friday 26th November at 9-00pm on BBC4
Lindisfarne celebrate over 50 years making music with their ‘2021 Fingers Crossed Tour!’ of the UK.
The Geordie legends celebrate over 50 years on the road with a set including memorable hits delivered in the inimitably engaging way that has trademarked the band’s stage act since 1970 when Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to carve a unique place for themselves in British rock music.
A classic five-piece line up of long-time members is fronted by Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars).
With a repertoire of much-loved songs and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed – guaranteed to get crowds on their feet and singing along.
“We’re looking forward to re-booting last year’s birthday celebrations,” says Rod. “It really is time to party!”
2021 TOUR DATES AND VENUES
County Date Town Venue Contact
Hants Aug 8 Fareham Wickham Festival wickhamfestival.co.uk
Suffolk Aug 27 Bury St Edmunds Apex theapex.co.uk
Shrewsbury Aug 29 Shrewsbury Folk Festival shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Wiltshire Sept 5 All Cannings Rock Against Cancer concertatthekings.co.uk
Bucks Sept 10 Wavendon The Stables stables.org
London Sept 17 Hammersmith Nells nells.co.uk
Yorks Sept 18 Bradford Cathedral bradfordcathedral.org
Co. Durham Sept 19 Stanhope Northern Kin Festival northernkinfestival.co.uk
Notts. Sept 24 Lowdham Warthogs warthogpromotions.com
Sussex Sep 25 Shoreham Ropetackle Arts ropetacklecentre.co.uk
W. Midlands Sept 26 Bilston The Robin therobin.co.uk
Mid Glamorgan Oct 16 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion grandpavilion.co.uk
Lincs Nov 28 Skegness Folk Festival, Butlins bigweekends.com
Perth/Kinross Dec 3/4 Kinross Green Hotel mundellmusic.com
Cumbria Dec 5 Carlisle The Old Fire Station oldfirestation.carlisle.city
Lancs. Dec 10 Morecambe The Platform lancaster.gov.uk
Northumberland Dec 18 Newcastle City Hall academymusicgroup.com