2015 UK TOUR - PUBLISHED 09 JULY, 2014
Dates have now been announced for Barbara's 2015 UK tour. Barbara and her band will be playing over twenty dates cross the country between February 1st and March 7th - the full itinerary is now available on the Tour page.
UPDATED - IRELAND TOUR - PUBLISHED 05 JULY, 2014
Barbara will be performing six live dates in Ireland in November. This will be a small, acoustic tour featuring Barbara and her pianist, Nick Holland, supported by Anthony Toner. Full details, including booking info, are available on the Tour page.
LIVE IN PORTUGAL - PUBLISHED 05 JULY, 2014
Barbara will be appearing in concert alongside her pianist, Nick Holland, at a Folk Festival in Portugal between the 3rd and the 8th of October 2015. More details on this soon...
RADIO 2 LIVE SESSION - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Barbara will be performing live in the studio with Rab Noakes on Bob Harris' BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday 21st September, 2014. Barbara and Rab will be interviewed about their recent collaboration and will perform three songs - 'Same Sky', 'Do Right Woman' and '(Don't Say) Money Doesn't Matter'.
UPDATED - NEW 'WINTER'ALBUM FOR 2014 - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Barbara will be releasing a new studio album later this year. Entitled 'Winter', the set will incorporate some Christmas songs Barbara has previously recorded, together with new songs recorded specially for the album Recording is already underway and the album is due to be released on November 24th, 2014.
NEW BLOG - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Click here for Barbara's latest blog for all the latest news and her plans for the year ahead...
CHARITY SALE - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Barbara is auctioning a small selection of T-Shirts and sweatshirts from previous tours in aid of two charities of which she is patron - Fife Society For The Blind and Lincolnshire Lady Taverners - click here for full details on Barbara's Facebook page
BALLADS OF THE GREAT WAR - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Barbara will be recording 'Beautiful Day' with Julie Matthews this week for BBC Radio 2's forthcoming new five-part series, 'The Ballads Of The Great War', produced by John Leonard. The show is described as "a hard-hitting but lyrical account of life and death on the Western Front in words and music".
BAND OF GOLD - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Kay Mellor's critically-acclaimed drama series, 'Band of Gold', in which Barbara starred as Anita Braithwaite, alongside Geraldine James and Samantha Morton, is currently being repeated on the ITV Encore Channel on Tuesday evenings - click here for more.
UPDATED - FAR, FAR FROM YPRES - PUBLISHED 29 JUNE, 2014
Following the success of the recent show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Barbara will be appearing at two further 'Far, Far From Ypres' concerts this summer to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The shows will take place at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall on August 17th and Perth Concert Hall on August 30th, 2014. Barbara will be singing two songs during each concert - tickets for both shows are now on sale.
REUNITED - UPDATED 23 MARCH, 2014
Barbara's new EP with Rab Noakes, 'Reunited', is now available on the Neon label (click here to view the cover art). The CD features six tracks:
1. Do Right Woman
2. (Don't Say) Money Doesn't Matter
3. The Same Sky
4. Que Sera Sera
5. Something's Wrong
6. Sleepless Nights
'Reunited' will be available from Barbara and Rab's shows, priced at £7.00, and can also be ordered online from the Neon Records' site, priced at £6.99 (plus postage and packing), or on download - £3.99 for the EP or £0.79 per track.
BIG STONE GAP FESTIVAL - PUBLISHED 10 FEBRUARY, 2014
It has now been confirmed that Barbara will be headlining at the Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival in Virginia, USA, this September. Barbara and the Southern Highlanders will share a concert at The Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College from 7.00 pm on Friday 26th September, and Barbara will also be appearing live during the day at various venues in downtown Big Stone Gap on Saturday September 27th.
HONORARY DOCTORATE - PUBLISHED 2 FEBRUARY, 2014
Barbara has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Art by the University of Lincoln. The award will be presented at the degrees ceremony this September.
GAWSWORTH HALL SHOW - PUBLISHED 2 FEBRUARY, 2014
Barbara and her band will be playing a one-off live date at the Gawsworth Hall open air theatre on Friday August 1st, 2014. Tickets go on sale next month - click here for further details.
RAB NOAKES : I'M WALKIN' HERE - PUBLISHED 21 JANUARY, 2014
Rab Noakes' forthcoming new CD, 'I'm Walkin' Here', is due out later this year and features artists including Barbara, Emma Pollock, Jill Jackson, Alice Marr and Roddy Hart on guest vocals. In addition, Barbara will be making a guest appearance at Rab's 'From Nashville to Muirend' concert at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow on 27th January, 2014. Click here for tickets.