The festival season is upon us once again and Charlie is delighted to be playing at set with guitarist Tom Sweeney at Wath Festival on Saturday 4th May, which means a Ghosts & Heroes album set. Take a look at www.wathfestival.org.uk for ticket information. Charlie is once again hosting the Wath Festival Young Performers Award on Sunday 5th May, where three finalists will be taking to the stage in front of a panel of industry professionals to win the prize of opening up for th
It's been a little while since we wrote a newsletter, but we have a few updates to tell you about. Firstly, the festival season has gone very well for Charlie this year. She took headlining sets at Boston Music Festival in Lincolnshire and Worrall Festival on the outskirts of Sheffield, both accompanied by guitarist Tom Sweeney playing the new Ghosts & Heroes material. Then there was a slot at the 40th anniversary event of Wath Festival in South Yorkshire with duo partner, Ha
Just a quick update to tell you about the latest gig news for Charlie this following month. First of all if you missed Charlie's appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning with Rony Robinson, you can listen again on the iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pq64n This easter holiday Charlie will be playing a new folk night in the North at Harry's Bar in WAKEFIELD, on Monday 9th April. She will be playing solo material from the new album and some old favourites.
Festive greetings to you all! I just wanted to take the time to wish you all a happy Christmas and New Year and thank people for their continued support throughout 2011. It's been a varied year for music and I've really enjoyed playing new music in new lineups. This year saw the birth of Sweet Dixie Dreams, a new project founded by my friends Katriona Gilmore and Gerry McNeice whose love for modern country and bluegrass music brought together the seven piece we are today. It
So after nearly 2 years in the making, we can finally say Ghosts & Heroes is about to be released! The couriers are waiting to deliver it to the shops where you can finally get your copy. The release date is 7th November 2011 and you'll be able to buy it in the online stores worldwide and to order from your local high street shops in the UK only. If you can't wait until then there are ways to get a copy before... 1. Take a listen to the new album sampler at www.reverbnation.c
Every year I come to write about the months that have passed and every year it seems to have come round sooner than the last. 2010 has been a good year for new collaborations and friendships. It all started back on New Year's Eve 2009 when my friend, piano accordionist, Harriet Bartlett phoned to say she was making a trip to Sheffield for a folkie New Year's party and I was invited along. After a much festivity and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, plans were underway for the Ba
It has been two months since the last news update and we've had our ups and we've had our downs. September saw Charlie's first Friday Folk Weekend Festival come together beautifully at The Venue in Stocksbridge and raised £332 for the chosen charity the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind. We had a fun-packed day full of music from our headlining/ supporting performers as well as our regular floor spot guests. Well done to everyone involved for giving their time for free, w