"Original and hugely entertaining... a wonderful legacy to the music!"
Tyneside group Lindisfarne - Alan Hull, Rod Clements, Ray Jackson, Simon Cowe & Ray Laidlaw - exploded onto the UK music scene in 1970 with a string of unforgettable songs.
The likes of Lady Eleanor, Meet Me on the Corner, Fog on the Tyne and Run For Home quickly established the band as the standard-bearers for acoustic-based rock.
Their sparkling songwriting cut through the prevailing pop and glam sounds of the 70's - international success followed, and Lindisfarne's music continues to be heard on the radio today.
In this entertaining show, former members Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw tell The Lindisfarne Story from the very beginning: as a duo, hear them perform acoustic versions of the band's classic songs, and relive moments from the band's history as they share 'behind the scenes' stories illustrated with archive video and stills. Some shows feature THE LINDISFARNE STORY BAND, playing a full set of great Lindisfarne songs.
The Lindisfarne Story isn't just for fans of Lindisfarne: if you love UK rock groups and the music of the 60's and 70's, this show is for you!
Join Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw as they tell the story of Tyneside's favourite band, either in a special two-man acoustic show, or joined by The Lindisfarne Story Band!
Following acclaimed UK tours in 2014 &2015, here's another chance to hear those unforgettable songs and more, brought to life with tales, personal archive photos and video. Feel what it was like to burst through the glam and manufactured sounds to become one of the major British groups of the seventies...
|22nd-28th||Magaluf, Spain||Costa Del Folk||01254 445050||More info >|
|30th||Kirkhamgate, Wakefield||Village Hall||07850 000042|
|6th||Poppleton, nr. York||Poppleton Live festival weekend
with Animals & Friends, Richard Digance,
Blackbeard's Tea Party & more
|01904 785366||More info >|
|17th & 18th||Beverley Racecourse, East Yorkshire||Beverley Folk Festival||01377 219112||More info >|
|24th||Castle Carrock, Cumbria||Music on the Marr||01228 670 329||More info >|
"A fantastic night! A real insight into the history of the band, and the talented individuals that have forged so many fantastic songs over five decades. It really is very special... catch it before it's gone!"
For all booking, press and technical queries, please email Ray Laidlaw.