MUSIC | BLAIR DUNLOP | THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

The young folk singer performs at the Marine as part of his new UK album tour for Notes from an Island

Blair Dunlop by Elly Lucas

Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays a show at the Marine this autumn as part of a UK tour. Looking forward to performing the new songs live, Blair thinks the record is “easily my best yet.”.

The Daily Telegraph Australia described ‘Notes From An Island’ as a massively impressive collection of songs from a young man with talent to burn” in their 4 star review, comparing Blair to Jackson Brown, Richard Thompson and Ralph McTell.

Blair is a true artist in his prime, as is wholly evident on this beautiful record. He has it all’

Ed Harcourt, producer of ‘Notes From An Island’.

A natural storyteller and gifted guitarist Blair will be joined on stage by long term band mates Fred Claridge and Jacob Stoney. The set will consist of new tracks from this most recent release as well as songs from his previous 3 albums – ‘Gilded’, ‘House Of Jacks’ and debut ‘Blight And Blossom’ which won Blair the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

With its timely mix of socio-political insights, tender love tales and impressive virtuosic guitar playing, ‘Notes From An Island’ is very much an album which reflects the age in which it has been created. Nevertheless, as with everything Blair does, it is fuelled by a desire to keep moving forwards, break down barriers and maintain the integrity which has established him as a favourite of not just a growing body of fans but of radio programmers and critics.

His guitar playing, always impressive, has taken another quantum leap, at least in part because of his love affair with his new Gretsch, on which he wrote most of the songs.

Dunlop is an adept guitarist whose epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO

Support from Jack Carty. Jack Carty is an Australian Singer-Songwriter who has just released his 4th album (Hospital Hill) to rave reviews in the UK and Australia. Jack has now cemented his place as one of the Australia’s most promising writer performers and is currently residing in London to build his loyal audience further afield.

£9.50 advance, £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

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