Bridget St. John visits the UK in September 2018 for a short tour. The tour begins with an appearance at Moseley folk festival, Birmingham, on September 2nd. Bridget then visits some of the U.K.’s intimate acoustic venues, including The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, before concluding the tour with two shows in Ireland.
(The late John Peel helped to launch Bridget’s musical career and her first three albums were released on his Dandelion label in the late 1960s. Bridget and John’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft, have been friends since 1969 ). During the 70’s Bridget released a series of albums and played concerts with the likes of Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, John Martyn and Michael Chapman before moving to America.
Accompanying Bridget for the first half of the tour will be cellist Sarah Smout. They met for the first time when they were recording with Michael Chapman and BJ Cole in Wales earlier this year.
The two women immediately became friends and discovered a mutual appreciation for each other’s music and decided they would have to play together.
See www.bridgetstjohn.co.uk for tour dates and tickets. September- 2nd Birmingham, 3rd- Exeter, 5th- Stowmarket, 6th- Sheffield, 8th- Durham, 9th- Oxford, 10th- Brighton, 11th- London, 13th- Beverley, 16th- Hebden Bridge, 19th- Preston, 20th- Bury, 22nd- Belfast, 23rd- Dublin. (See list below for venues etc)