BARBARA DICKSON - IN GOOD COMPANY - 09/07/2016
Full dates have now been announced for Barbara's 2017 UK tour, 'In Good Company.' Barbara, together with her full band, will be playing 22 dates across the country beginning on February 1st, 2017. Details of all the shows and booking details can be found on the Tour page. All shows are expected to go on general sale on July 22nd.
BARBARA DICKSON LIVE 1976/1977 - 09/07/2016
A new CD and DVD set is to be released in September featuring two classic late 70's TV concerts by Barbara and her band. Never previously released on any format, the shows, from late 1976 and early 1977, feature songs from Barbara's 'Answer Me' and 'Morning Comes Quickly' albums. The release features both concerts on DVD with the soundtracks remastered as a bonus audio CD.
POINTLESS CELEBRITIES - 08/07/2016
Barbara has recently filmed an edition of 'Pointless Celebrities' together with singer Fish, formerly the lead singer with the band Marillion. The episode is due to be shown on BBC One in the near future.
USA CONCERTS 2016 - 08/07/2016
Barbara has been invited to return to the USA this Autumn to play live at the Big Stone Gap Festival in Virginia. Full details will be announced shortly. In addition Barbara will be playing live at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia, on September 30th with special guest Sigean. Tickets, priced at $15, are now available from the theatre's website here
THRO' THE RECENT YEARS - 30/04/2016
Barbara's 1970 folk album recorded for Decca Records, 'Thro' the Recent Years - The Folk Experiences of Archie Fisher and Barbara Dickson,' is due to be released on CD by Gonzo Multimedia later this year. The album has previously been re-released in Japan, but this release marks the first time that the album has been available on CD in the UK.
PETE ZORN - 1950-2016 - 19/04/2016
Pete Zorn, who was a mainstay of Barbara's live and recording band from the start of her pop career in the early 70's through to 2009, has died after a battle with cancer. He first met and worked with Barbara on the cast recording sessions for 'John Paul George Ringo... & Bert' in 1974 and, striking up a close friendship with her, went on to become a longstanding and much-loved favourite in her touring band. He also played on many of Barbara's studio and live albums and supported her on countless TV performances.
A much sought-after multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Pete also performed live with Richard Thompson, Gerry Rafferty and Fairport Convention and, since 2009, had been a semi-permanent member of the folk-rock band Steeleye Span.
"I am so sad to hear about the death of Pete Zorn, who was my right hand man for about 35 years," Barbara wrote on her Facebook page earlier today. "He played with me in concerts, on TV and on recordings. He was a terrific person and such a character! His funny lines are resounding around all the people who knew him today.
"He’ll be missed by all of us musicians and all who knew him.
"My late mother adored him and I know all sorts of casual encounters made in his life will have been memorable because of who he was. He was a terrific singer, vocal arranger, woodwind player, guitarist and bass player. His tambourine technique was astonishing.
"Good night old friend and sleep in the peace of Christ’
"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
"BARBARA x "
LIMITED EDITION THEATRE BOX SET - 20/03/2016
A strictly limited edition numbered box set of Barbara's theatre work, 'Barbara Dickson - More Brecht Than Broadway: The Complete Theatre Recordings, 1974 - 2000' is now available.
The set contains four individual CDs - 'John Paul George Ringo... & Bert' (appearing on CD for the first time ever,) 'Blood Brothers,' 'The 7 Ages of Woman' and 'Spend Spend Spend,' all featuring extensive liner notes, an introduction from Barbara and extracts from the original theatre programmes for all four productions.
The set is limited to 1000 copies only and will not be reprinted. The first 500 copies have been individually signed by Barbara and the set is available exclusively from Gonzo Multimedia - click here to order
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 20/03/2016
Barbara has been presented with a special 'Outstanding Scottish Achievement' award at the 2016 Scottish Variety Awards. The award was presented to her on stage by actor David Hayman at a ceremony yesterday at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza.
ALBUM RE-RELEASES - 20/03/2016
THE MISSING POSTMAN - 23/02/2016
Twenty years after its original broadcast, Barbara's 1996 BBC TV drama, 'The Missing Postman,' is to be released on DVD in the UK on March 28th, 2016. Directed by Alan Dossor, 'The Missing Postman' also stars James Bolam, Alison Steadman and Gwyneth Strong and is available to pre-order here.
CELTIC CONNECTIONS VIDEO - 28/01/2016
Barbara's full set at Celtic Connections 'Burns Night' concert at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall is now available to view online below.
Barbara performs three songs: 'Winter's Come', 'My Donald' and 'Rigs o' Rye.'