Blair Dunlop is a captivating vocalist and phenomenal guitarist who over the past year has emerged as one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters.
Blight & Blossom is a truly stunning debut album from an artist who has firmly established himself in a very short time. Following the release of the album in Autumn 2012, Blair won the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
In addition to Blair’s own highly original material, one track (Seven Brothers) was written for Blair by Richard Thompson. The overall sound on the album is created by Blair interacting with a wonderfully cohesive and intuitive group of musicians, including Larkin Poe and Blair’s father, Fairport Convention’s Ashley Hutchings.
Blair is now touring with his new trio, featuring Angharad Jenkins on fiddle and Mark Hutchinson on guitar, showcasing new material that will feature on his eagerly anticipated second album, due in May 2014, followed by a tour of Australia and Europe.
The British folk scene has produced a series of impressive dynasties, and this looks like the start of yet another. ★★★★ Guardian
Doors open 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm
See Blair’s website here
£12 advance, £13 door
£1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts
£6 under 18s.
Box Office telephone number is 01726 879500
Tickets are also available from Levines in Calstock