Becky and Rachel Unthank were the guest selectors on this week’s Tweet of the Day. Wren and Magpie, respectively.
New album out in spring (a typically eccentric addition to the Diversions series in the form of a album of the songs of Molly Drake) and a series of mainly very-small-venue gigs. For some reason the tickets for the earlier of the two London gigs, at The Albany in Deptford, are only a tenner each. Get ’em while they’re hot.
Over in Facebook land it has emerged that at least 4 regulars here will be at the Unthanks gig at Union Chapel this Thursday. Any more to convene a mini-mingle, maybe in the bar at the Church?
No arrangements to meet have been made so far (at least not with The Light and I, but maybe everyone is avoiding us) but I will be in Islington all afternoon and am planning pizza at La Porchetta on Upper Street before the show. I’m likely to be wearing a bright red waistcoat which makes me visible from space, so say hello if you see me (I don’t get much chance to wear it, and something folky at festive at Union Chapel seems the ideal opportunity).
An unusual flurry of activity in the Night’s Out section, including a post from me, reminds us that the warmer weather often brings more gigs, both indoor and outdoor, so who have you got lined up?
It’s looking like a folkie year for us, with Fairport, the one day Folk by the Oak festival and Carthy and Swarbrick in the next few months. To that list you can add David Sedaris, Carmen at the ENO, and, way off in December, a second Unthanks gig to follow up their Folk by the Oak appearance (Come on – it’s The Unthanks, Union Chapel, and Christmas – you have to make an effort to see that combination, don’t you?)
Sadly Richard Thompson has elected to play his London trio gig on the weekend that the Light and I are likely to be taking her daughter to the other end of England to start university, otherwise he’d be at the top of my list.
And you … ?