BARBARA DICKSON with NICK HOLLAND and support act Anthony Toner. FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2024. Lowdham Village Hall 8PM


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SCOTLAND’S biggest-selling female singer of all time is booked to come to LOWDHAM!!  A real coup for the Warthog Team!

Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

Barbara Dickson’s passion for her craft has earned her millions of fans, huge respect in the industry and awards for her acting in musicals such as Blood Brothers.
As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular artistes in Britain today.

After the interval, Barbara, joined by her keyboard player and backing vocalist Nick Holland, will take to the stage. The pair enjoy short tours together, while taking a break from touring with Barbara’s band.

Barbara admitted that she was not a prolific songwriter but she had been writing some songs for a new album and she chose Shadow Meets the Light, a shining example of this multi-talented performer.
For musical fans her songs include – Another Suitcase, Another Hall from Evita and Tell Me It’s Not True, a song she herself sang while playing Mrs Johnson in Blood Brothers.
Bob Dylan, another of her heroes, along with Carole King and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention may be on the playlist tonight.
Look. out for  Art Garfunkel’s hit song Bright Eyes and Mike Batt’s song, Run Like The Wind, which often sung by Barbara, originally  cut from the movie but she breathes new life into her character for  audiences.
A favourite of all music fans, Barbara performs Caravan, also penned by Batt.

Other  highlights may include two songs by Rafferty: Family Tree and Look Over the Hill and Far Away and the haunting The Trees Grow Taller and The Leaves Grow Greener, a version of a traditional British folk song.



and Caravan which we all remember  here

SUPPORTED BY ANTHONY TONER:The singer / guitarist is enthusiastically received not only for his skilful songwriting and delivery but also for his Northern Irish wit.

Anthony Toner is one of Belfast’s most revered songwriters – an artist acclaimed as much for his insightful and poetic lyrics as for his mastery of fingerstyle guitar and engaging onstage patter. His first single ‘Sailortown’ – released in 2008 – has become one of Northern Ireland’s most requested radio songs, and he has followed it with a string of heart-filled songs just as memorable, including ‘East of Louise’, ‘Well Well Well’, ‘The Road to Fivemiletown’ and most recently ‘Great Big World’. Six albums into his career, he has been shortlisted for the inaugural 2014 Northern Ireland Music Prize and has captivated audiences from Belfast to Toronto, by way of Nashville and Austin, sharing the stage along the way with everyone from folk legends Barbara Dickson and Frances Black to country music heroes Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith and blues/jazz superstar Van Morrison.  


‘Evocative and economical, this is literary songwriting at its very best…’ – Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster 

‘Make sure you take some time and get to know Anthony Toner. I have a feeling that Belfast isn’t big enough to hold him for much longer’ – Wildy’s World, online review 

‘Anthony Toner is Ireland’s Best Kept Secret; but with albums the quality of this, it won’t be long before the mainstream catches on’ – No Depression, Miles & Weather review 

‘This is a musician who knows his trade. His storytelling songs are wry and lyrical… it’s no wonder Toner’s reputation is growing’ – Daily Telegraph Music, Best Folk Albums of 2015 

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