Blueflint play An Lanntair on UK tour

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Looking to continue the success of their first two albums, Blueflint launch ‘Stories From Home’ with a UK Tour.

The success of Blueflint’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘High Bright Morning,’ gained the band plaudits throughout the music press, and the much anticipated second album ‘Maudy Tree’ raised their profile even further.

The Edinburgh band supported Scottish superstars The Proclaimers for six weeks on their UK album launch tour in 2012, taking in venues such as Edinburgh’s Playhouse and London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

The band have also garnered rave reviews for their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and were selected to perform as part of the prestigious ‘Made in Scotland’ 2013 Showcase to sell-out audiences, mirroring their similar success during the Edinburgh 2012 Fringe.

On Saturday April 11 they are coming to An Lanntair, Stornoway, on their 23 date tour of the UK.

The band’s sound is defined by the close harmony singing of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson, whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double-bass and drums in raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs, imbued with a strong alt folk flavour.

Deborah and Clare said of their an Lanntair show that audiences should expect an intimate, enjoyable, thoughtful night of music and chat.

They continued: “We had a really lovely night at An Lanntair a couple of years ago and are delighted to be making a return visit.

“We got a great response from the audience and met lots of warm and lovely people.

After receiving funding from Creative Scotland, autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their third album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.)

Deborah and Clare continued: “The new album still has a Blueflint feel but we think people will enjoy the musical progression and fuller sound.

“Our music has naturally progressed; we were keen to take our sound forward and the songs lent themselves to that change.

“Working with the producer Paul Savage was an opportunity to explore that progression further.

“It was a great experience to work with him and to introduce new elements to our sound; we are delighted with the result.”

The 23-date tour will see the band touring until late May, and they say they have a few gigs planned for the summer, playing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in the autumn they hit the road again for a few more gigs. Then, the band will start working on new material towards the end of the year.

Blueflint 2015 Tour Dates

5th April - The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.

7th April Star Folk Club, Glasgow.

9th April-Crail Folk Club at The Town Hall, Crail, Fife.

11th April An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

23rd April The Gardyne Theatre, Dundee.

24th April Woodend Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

25th April Eden Court, Inverness.

8th May Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld.

9th May- Universal Hall, Findhorn, Moray.

For further details please see www.blueflint.org.uk