Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist returns to Australia in 2018, proudly presented by Gaynor Crawford.
Blair will perform at MODERN FOLK! FROM THE UK at the Thornbury Theatre Melbourne with fellow UK artists Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker direct from their performance at Port Fairy Folk Festival. And, he will be performing headline shows in Sydney and Cronulla and will feature at this years Blue Mountains Music Festival.
Blair Dunlop is a captivating vocalist, phenomenal guitarist and writer of songs of the deepest lyrical and musical maturity. He scooped the prestigious Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Richard Thompson was so impressed with Dunlop that he gave him a previously unrecorded composition – Seven Brothers – for inclusion on his debut.
Blair has recently been in the studio with producer and collaborator Ed Harcourt (Sophie Ellis Bextor, Paloma Faith, Marianne Faithfull, The Libertines) working on his new album titled Notes From An Island scheduled for release March 2018.
Here is a taste – the just released single ‘Sweet On You’
“…. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction” THE INDEPENDENT
“…his guitar playing ranks him alongside the likes of some of the folk masters.” Sonic Bandwagon
“…Dunlop gives a master-class” Louder than War
Fri 9th March – Sun 11th March Port Fairy Folk Festival
Wed 14th March The Thornbury Theatre Melbourne
Fri 16th – Sun 18th March Blue Mountains Music Festival
Wed 21st March LeadBelly Newtown
Thur 23rd March The Brass Monkey, Cronulla