NEW ALBUM - 'WINTER' - PUBLISHED 27 SEPTEMBER, 2014
Barbara's new studio album, 'Winter' will be released on November 17th, 2014. The set comprises eleven tracks including 'Silence of the Dawn' by ABBA's Benny Andersson, 'In The Bleak Midwinter', 'Winter Song' and a selection of some of Barbara's favourite seasonal songs. 'Winter' is now available to pre-order from Amazon.
UPDATED - LIVE IN PORTUGAL - PUBLISHED 14 SEPTEMBER, 2014
Barbara will be appearing in concert alongside her keyboard player, Nick Holland, at the Costa Del Folk Festival in Portugal between the 3rd and the 7th of October 2015. Barbara will be performing three shows at the Festival, which will be compered by Mike Harding. The guest line-up also includes Seth Lakeman. Booking details are now on the Concerts page.
UPDATED - IRELAND TOUR - PUBLISHED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014
Barbara will be performing six rare live dates in Ireland in November. This will be a small, intimate tour featuring Barbara and her keyboard player, Nick Holland, supported by Anthony Toner. Tickets for all venues are now on sale - full details, including booking info, are available on the Tour page.
HONORARY DOCTORATE - PUBLISHED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014
Barbara has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Art by the University of Lincoln. The award was presented at the degrees ceremony on September 9th. A video of the ceremony is available online here (Barbara's award is 31 minutes into the video) and photos are also available on her Facebook page.
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.
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'.
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...
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".
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.
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.