Letham Nights #35 – The Hazey Janes

February 2nd, 2014
by Letham Nights

hazey janes 4 in a rowSaturday 22nd March 8pm

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We are over the moon to secure the booking of one of Dundee’s finest and one of the brightest emerging indie pop acts on the UK music scene.  The Hazey Janes have recently just completed another major UK tour with Deacon Blue and in 2012 toured Europe with WILCO playing in some huge venues to packed audiences.  And now they are coming to the village…!  They come with an outstanding musical pedigree in Alice and Matthew Marra, offspring of the late, great Michael Marra together with Andrew Mitchell and Liam Brennan.  The combination of Mitchell’s soaring vocals, the close harmonies, jangling guitars and driving rhythm is compelling.  The band will showcase material from their soon-to-be-released 4th album ‘Language of Faint Theory’, recorded in Spain in July 2013.  Their forthcoming single ‘The Fathom Line’ is currently on the BBC Radio Scotland playlist so listen out and if you want to know more, check out their website.

Try this for size and then tell us you don’t want to come! ‘Aspen’ played live for Spanish Radio

Opening the show and making her Letham Nights debut will be Pauline M. Hynd, Dundee singer-songwriter and one half of the innovative theatrical-musical collaboration, The Onion Club.

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Letham Nights #34 – The Bevvys Are Back!

January 3rd, 2014
by Letham Nights

LN#34 The Bevvy Sisters

Saturday 1st Feb 2014 – 8pm

Bevvy plan BYeeha! The Bevvys are back! We cannot think of a better way to kick off Letham Nights 2014 than with the return of our favourite trio of songster-sisters.  With a freshly re-blended line-up of longtime vocalist Heather MacLeod and one-man band David Donnelly together with celebrated jazz doyenne Gina Rae and banjo weilding songstress Cera Impala, The Bevvys’ will present their signature creative alchemy, spanning genres from country to jazz, gospel to original indie-pop. The sisters will have new material from the recently released Plan B, resounding with renewed vitality standing out from the crowd in both style and substance. More intoxicating than ever: pure vocal magic, distilled to the power of three.

Joining them to open the evening will be the precociously talented local young singer-songwriter Erin Scott.  Erin entered our U18 competition to find new local talent and we were very impressed.  She has recently shared a stage with Letham Nights favourites, the Coaltown Daisies, drawing a great reaction from an appreciative audience.

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You can also catch the Bevvy Sisters on 1st March at the wonderful new, intimate local venue, Elm House Concerts in Craigrothie.  Check out here what’s on at the Elm House

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Letham Nights 2014 – Kicking Off With A Cracker – Or Three!

January 3rd, 2014
by Letham Nights

Letham Nights 2013 finished with a bang – Grand Theft Disco.  The magnificent High Wasters, made up of some of the most talented session musicians in the country, channeled the magic of Nile Rogers’ Chic, the Bee Gees, Sister Sledge, the Four Tops, the Supremes and more into the hall and we danced the night away.  It brought to an end another fantastic year of bringing great great music to the village and providing a stage for local – and sometimes not so local – talent.

So what’s in store for 2014?  More of the same of course!  Already we have our first 3 line ups for the months ahead sorted – 3 cracking acts to kick off the year!  Please note that doors open for all gigs at 8pm.

Go to our tickets page to book for all or any of these shows.

1. LN#34 – 1st February – The Bevvy Sisters

Bevvy plan BYeeha! The Bevvys are back! We cannot think of a better way to kick off Letham Nights 2014 than with the return of our favourite trio of songster-sisters.  With a freshly re-blended line-up of longtime vocalist Heather MacLeod and one-man band David Donnelly together with celebrated jazz doyenne Gina Rae and banjo weilding songstress Cera Impala, The Bevvys’ will present their signature creative alchemy, spanning genres from country to jazz, gospel to original indie-pop. The sisters will have new material from the recently released Plan B, resounding with renewed vitality standing out from the crowd in both style and substance. More intoxicating than ever: pure vocal magic, distilled to the power of three.

Joining them to open the evening will be the precociously talented local young singer-songwriter Erin Scott.  Erin entered our U18 competition to find new local talent and we were very impressed.  She has recently shared a stage with Letham Nights favourites, the Coaltown Daisies, drawing a great reaction from an appreciative audience.

2. LN#35 – 22nd March – The Hazey Janes

hj-wtw_318_2-2We are over the moon to secure the booking of one of Dundee’s finest and one of the brightest emerging indie pop acts on the UK music scene.  The Hazey Janes have recently just completed another major UK tour with Deacon Blue and in 2012 toured Europe with WILCO playing in some huge venues to packed audiences.  And now they are coming to the village…!  They come with an outstanding musical pedigree in Alice and Matthew Marra, offspring of the late, great Michael Marra together with Andrew Mitchell and Liam Brennan.  The band will showcase material from their 4th album recorded in Spain in July 2013 and soon to be released.

Opening the show and making her Letham Nights debut will be Pauline M. Hynd, Dundee singer-songwriter and one half of the innovative theatrical-musical collaboration, The Onion Club.

3. LN#36 – 17th May – Breabach

breabach18How pleased are we to announce that our great friends the mighty Breabach,  just crowned Best Live Act at the 2013 Trad Awards in December, will grace the Letham Nights stage in May!  The band have recently released their 3rd album Urlar and over the past few years have amassed a string of impressive national awards and accolades.  One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance.  The band have supported Letham Nights since its inception in 2008 and singer Ewan Robertson was one of the first acts to take to the stage in our fledgling venue.  He brought in a capacity crowd and gave us the confidence to keep going.  Can’t wait to have him back!

Supporting on the night will be an amazing young artist from Auchtermuchty, Elisabeth Flett, whose fiddle playing at the age of only 17 demonstrates a virtuosity way beyond her years.  Elisabeth was another impressive entrant last year to our U18 competition for new local talent.

So that’s just for starters folks!  More exciting news for later in the year is on the way…

Go to our tickets page to book for all or any of these shows.

 

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Letham Nights 2013 – A Year In Song ‘n Dance

December 31st, 2013
by Letham Nights

As another year draws to a close we can look back with pride and satisfaction at having once again brought some outstanding musical entertainment to the village hall.  From raucous n raunchy rock n roll to sweet, spine-tingling serenades, we have had it all.  We have laughed and cried and danced and gasped with joy at the sheer talent of the artists who have served up their fare of luscious live music.  And all the while we have doused our thrapple from the Clap & Tipple Bar and snacked on pizza and other bready, snacky things from the Doorstep Bakery.  Here is a wee reminder…

LN #28 Woodenbox and Sienna

woodenbox review photoIn February we were treated to the rambunctious Woodenbox with their booming vocals, skin shredding drum strokes and rock riffs a-plenty to help us rip up the dance floor.  Supporting them were local outfit Sienna, with their beautiful americana soundscape.

LN #29 Miss Quincy & the Showdown with The David Latto Band

_DSC2253tIn April, all the way from Canada came Miss Quincy & the Showdown – a smokin’ hot all-girl trio all the way from Canada.  Miss Quincy doesn’t fit the classic girl singer/songwriter mould and The Showdown isn’t your average all-girl band, but they sure as hell made an impression!  Supporting were Letham Nights favourite country sons, The David Latto Band, with their warm, rich and simple country sounds.

 

LN #30 AMWWF & The O’s

amwwf3Early June gave us a quite extraordinary double bill with the return of wonderful Dundee 5-Piece, Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward & Fisher, together with Texan duo, the O’s.  The musical pedigree on stage that night was outstanding throughout: two amazing acts, pizza from the Doorstep Bakery, drinkies from the Clap & Tipple – and fine society – combining to create an evening of entertainment that none who were there will ever forget.

LN#31 Devon Sproule & Blood Indians

devon sproule 2August brought more sheer transatlantic delight.  The excitement of securing the booking of the one and only Devon Sproule was matched only by that of watching one of the most powerful and moving performances we have ever seen, anywhere!  There was an embarrassment of riches on show that night, the band taking on several personas, with Thom Gill aka THOMAS and Robin Dann aka Bernice as the entre and Devon Sproule as main course – remembering of course fledgling Dundee outfit Blood Indians, winners of our young local talent competition who opened the evening with an excellent set.

LN#32 Jez Hellard and Scott Cook

scottOur autumnal special was a delight of a different kind.  Summer had ended, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness was upon us so it was only proper that Letham Nights 32 should prove to be a soulful occasion. Not for us the vulgar drums and profane, thrusting basslines of evenings passed, but instead a more sophisticated melange of singers, songwriters and acoustic loveliment. Up stepped the local girl, the backwoodsman and the Southern grizzly to deliver an enchanted night of sings and strings… Full review here!

LN#33 Grand Theft Disco with the High Wasters

gtd guitarAnd so to our Christmas extravaganza… There was some Saturday night fever in the air at Letham Nights. We held back the night, got lost in music, did some full on jive talking and got very very lucky. Thank you to the High Wasters (Mick Slaven, Allan French, Jamie Gash, other Jamie, other Mick, John and Nick) and to Øliver Farrell with his fabulously funky Papier Mâshup.  There will be a full review soon but it will have to wait until after the bells and the start of 2014.  Have a great one folks!

 

 

 

 

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Letham Nights 32 – The (belated) Review

November 26th, 2013
by Letham Nights

scottSummer had ended, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness was upon us so it was only proper that Letham Nights 32 should prove to be a soulful occasion. Not for us the vulgar drums and profane, thrusting basslines of evenings passed, but instead a more sophisticated melange of singers, songwriters and acoustic loveliment. Up stepped the local girl, the backwoodsman and the Southern grizzly to deliver an enchanted night of sings and strings.

stella2We like nothing more than welcoming old friends back to our hallowed hall and we were delighted to have two such return performers on the bill for LN32. First up was Stella Reilly. Stella last lit up our stage back in February as part of local band Sienna. Now performing solo, any doubts that Stella might struggle to fill a stage without her old pals were soon knocked into a cocked hat as she delivered a rollocking set of original gems and pitch-perfect covers including a great version of Paul Simon’s ‘Call Me Al’.

Check out Stella at: https://www.facebook.com/stellareillymusic

scott2We also made a new friend in the shape of Canadian singer-songwriter, Scott Cook. With his gentle finger-picking and whispered vocals like wood-smoke in an autumn dusk, Edmonton, Alberta’s very own prairie balladeer reminds one of a lumberjack Mississippi John Hurt. Scott’s own ‘Pass It Along’, was the highlight of the evening and, with its message of the lifecycles of things we use and places we belong, is sure to become a Letham Nights anthem.

Don’t miss Scott Cook at: http://www.scottcook.net/

jezAnother returnee to our castle of creativity was the irrepressible Jez Hellard. We first met Jez at LN26 in October last year and he’s lost none of his wit, wind or withering put-downs (no out of time foot-stamping here, or else). Jez created a Letham Nights first by leaping from  the stage to perform a fully acoustic (no amps, see?) Miners Picket Song on the harmonica; a song he had not so long ago performed to the remains of one Margaret Thatcher (another story). His version of Boo Hewerdine’s ballad of dustbowl migration, ‘Harvest Gypsies’ was another highlight in an evening of great music.

Catch Jez at: www.jezhellard.com

 

 

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Letham Nights #33 – GRAND THEFT DISCO!

October 6th, 2013
by Letham Nights

Saturday 14th December 8pm

Whatcha doin’ in your bed?  
Whatcha doin’ in your bed?
You should be daaancin’!

399718_10150482473314160_1109573348_nDelighted to say that for our Christmas Special we have put together a truly exciting show for you that will rival the Nile Rogers Glastonbury 2013 spectacular with Chic!  Don’t believe us?  Well, read on….

The High Wasters present Grand Theft Disco

with guest DJ Papier Mâshup

The High Wasters are a bunch of hot steppin’ groove meisters who get right down on it. And I mean ALL the way baby.. Formed when a bunch of funk orientated freaks happened to hook up by chance at a Donna Summer memorial disco in Amsterdam, they immediately pledged to uphold the Groove until the very last beat EVERY TIME THEY HEARD A COUNT IN!!!!

By the time they got back to the UK they were a hyper-distilled tornado of raw Disco Energy blowing through city after city, stopping only to lay down some Disco Action wherever people wanted – no, NEEDED – to get down and boogie.

So now these heroes of hep are bringing their latest show ‘Grand Theft Disco’ to Letham. They couldn’t do it in Dundee due to copyright issues…!

In fact, the band consists of top flight session musicians who have played with artists as diverse as Del Amitri, Deacon Blue, Lloyd Cole, Eddi Reader, The Leopards, Vic Godard, Love and Money, The River Detectives, Fay Fife, Paul Haig, The Kissing Bandits and many more.  Check out their recent appearance with Lloyd Cole on Jools Holland

But they all agree, their true calling is to lay down the groove, to get down and dirty, to ramp up the jive to fever pitch, to get everybody to clap their hands and stamp their feet….  at the D.I.S.C.O. !!!!!

ollyAnd as if that wasn’t enough to make your head spin, we bring you DJ Papier Mâshup, a veritable magician of mashup, to keep you moving on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG!

So trust us! Book your tickets now, then get on down to Letham Village Hall on Saturday the 14th December.  Leave the rest to us…

Tickets will be £10/£8 online OR £12/10 on the door (if there are any left – unlikely!)

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GET READY TO BOOGIE YOUR ASS OFF TO SOME OF THE HOTTEST DISCO GROOVES ON THE PLANET!!

LETS DO IT!!

 

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Letham Nights #32 – Jez Hellard and Scott Cook

September 8th, 2013
by Letham Nights

Jez HellardSaturday 5th October 8pm, Letham Village Hall

Back by popular demand! Jez Hellard wowed the Letham Nights faithful a year ago supporting Canadian outfit Picture the Ocean

We loved his amazing virtuoso moothie playing, intricate guitar picking and beautiful storytelling songs. This time he is on tour with Canadian fellow-troubador, Scott Cook. This rambling duo will bring you an evening of roots, folk and blues that will ease your troubles, warm your cockles and fill your spirit. Get your tickets here!

Jez Hellard

A singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player, guitarist and producer, Jez Hellard thrives on music of all stripes. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs and reels to tango, rhumba, funk and reggae. From original and traditional songs to rare gems from some of the world`s greatest, if lesser known song-writers; often fellow troubadors who Jez has met in many years on the road.

Since 2005, Jez has played over 700 gigs; from Vancouver to Istanbul, New York to Taipei. He`s performed at festivals including Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party in the UK, North Country Fair and Sasquatch Gathering in Canada, Macedonia`s Pivoland and Taiwan`s Migration Music Festival, and venues ranging from London`s Jazz Cafe to theatres, pubs, clubs, tunnels and street corners around the world.

Whether he`s improvising over Gypsy rhythms, stomping out fiddle tunes on the harmonica, singing a rebel ballad, or dropping fresh beats on a variety of drums, his infectious energy, skill and passion for music has gained him fans far and wide.  As a harmonica player, he`s renowned as an adept improviser in most styles of music and loves to be put on the spot, either on stage or in the studio.

Scott Cook

scott cookEdmonton, Alberta’s own prairie balladeer Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling songwriter who brings honesty, humour, years of roads and a deep love of humanity to his songwriting and storytelling. His straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, country and soul influences, whether stripped down to fingerpicked acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, and foot percussion, backed by his 5-piece electric band The Long Weekends, or in the company of his acoustic trio the Second Chances. He has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, traveling the continent while living out of his van.  With kindred spirit Jez, he is currently touring in support of his fourth solo album, One More Time Around, which Canada’s premier roots music magazine Penguin Eggs calls “as much a manifesto as a musical work,” teeming with “wry observations and hopeful life lessons.” Letham Nights, we think you are going to love him!

 

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A Rich Vein of Gold At Letham Nights #31 with Devon Sproule

September 8th, 2013
by Letham Nights

devon sproule 3It was on 17th August 1896 gold was discovered in Rabbit Creek in the Klondike by George Carmack and Skookum Jim.  Well coincidence or what but exactly 117 years later, another rich vein of gold was uncovered at the 31st Letham Nights in the Kingdom of Fife.  How we keeping on digging up these musical nuggets is hard to say, but hot on the heels of Miss Quincy and the Showdown, we were served up another transatlantic feast with Thom Gill aka THOMAS and Robin Dann aka Bernice as the entre and Devon Sproule as main course.

blood indians 1But first our appetites were whetted by fledgling Dundee outfit Blood Indians, winners of our young local talent competition.   Joanne Forbes & Rowan Wright, two young singer songwriters,  have emerged out of the Gardyne Youth Music Initiative at Dundee College and look to have a very promising career ahead. Are they going to be Tayside’s  answer to First Aid Kit? Whilst their haunting harmonies were evocative of the Swedish sisters, there was a bit more attitude and melancholia emanating from their repertoire. Aged just 17, Blood Indians displayed the confidence and precociousness of musicians who know where they are going.  If you have any sense, catch them on the way and enjoy the ride.

THOMASNow enter the stage Robin Dann and Thom Gill, performing first as THOMAS and then as Bernice.  These were new names to us but in the space of 45 minutes their music and voices have become old friends.  The mood was set with an enchanting  cover of Lenny Breau’s New York City  which gave us a taste of the range and colour of Robin’s voice and waves of unnatural harmonies drifting from Thom’s guitar. Whimsical, languid ethereal with echoes of Joni Mitchell or even Nico came to mind, but with a sound jazz-based undercurrent running through the songs.  We sat back and relaxed as the duo’s exquisite vocals took us on a journey where we couldn’t guess what was round the next corner.  The set was all too short.  If you decide to mine this musical geological seam, you wont find fool’s gold but a colourful, crystalline multi-facetted jewel.  So keep on digging!

And so to Devon Sproule. Thank you Letham Nights for bringing us such a gem – Jools Holland knew a good thing when he saw it back in 2008 and if you were not there you missed another treasure!

devon sproule 2Despite cutting a slight, almost elfin-like figure, Devon has a huge and hypnotic presence on stage with a guitar in her hand.  She just seemed so relaxed and at home on the Letham stage where she was joined by Robin and Thom together with Matt Rheeston of Batsch on drums, Kenny Wilson of Glasgow’s Two Wings on bass.  With what we came to recognise as her very particular attention to human detail, Devon opened with a stunning rendition of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Body’s in Trouble, a surprise response to a pre-gig request from the Letham Nights team.  Few could carry off a cover of O’Hara’s unique sound but Devon did it – and with spades of pathos and emotion. We were then treated to a preview of some of her newest material soon to appear on the forthcoming album co-written with Michael O’Neill such as the infectious You Can’t Help It.  ‘I am so afraid you going to hate this song’ she told us, before playing The Fan, with an honesty so typical of her totally  individual songwriting style – but she need not have worried as the Letham response grew in warmth and affection as the evening unwound.  She interspersed new songs with a couple of covers including ‘Runs In The Family’ by the Roches, where Devon and Robin harmonised so naturally, it seemed as if they had been singing together all their lives.  Devon says in ‘Colours’  – ‘I have worked so hard just to get this far’.  Well Devon, it was worth all our collective efforts to get you to Letham Nights for a night of such unaffected beauty.  Of course the audience demanded an encore in which Devon gave us some old  favourites – Listen to This, Virginia Block and just to keep the geological theme going, ‘Keep Your Silver Shined’.  So Klondike eat your heart out – there was more gold in them thar Letham Hall that night than in all the Yukon. So if you have any sense you will ‘rush’ to hear Devon and her friends when they play at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow and the Tolbooth Stirling in October.

And a big thank you to Rich and Euan from Tin Angel Records for helping us to make a dream come true!

Review by Ron Montgomery

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Letham Nights 30 – The Review

June 19th, 2013
by Letham Nights

LN30 amwwfThe tickets had been sold months in advance. The waiting was almost over for a Letham Nights summer extravaganza that promised to be one of the nights of the year. And it didn’t disappoint. Two amazing acts, pizza, drinkies and fine society combining to create an evening of entertainment that none who were there will ever forget.

LN30 the o'sIt doesn’t matter how you spell it there’s a whole lotta fun in those little O’s. We’re no strangers to trans-atlantic shenanigans here at Letham Nights and Taylor and John are no strangers to our fair isle either this being their fifth time on Scottish soil. And it was a very pleasant hit of hi-jinx that these boys brought to our humble hall on Saturday night. Hauling themselves all the way from Dallas, Texas, The O’s have travelled light on this tour, foregoing their usual rhythm section in place of a two-footed engine room with a kick-drum and kick-tambourine providing ample drive for Taylor’s guitar and John’s banjo. The O’s have a nice line in repartee and seem to love playing together which endears even before you hear them sing and play. And boy, can they sing and play? Sweet harmonies, tight guitar runs and virtuosic banjo picking (and rock n roll banjo solos – yes, you read that right) brought songs such as ‘Lady Icarus’ and ‘Outlaw’ (which could be a trad Scottish number with the addition of a fiddle) soaring into the Fife night air. O, O, O, it’s magic!

Anorak corner: The steel guitar contraption that John plays is a Lowebro, built by Mike Lowe from Rockwall, Texas. So there you go.

 

LN30 Gavin McGintyIt’s no exaggeration to say we have never had a more eagerly awaited performance at Letham Nights than Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward & Fisher’s slot at LN30. Tickets had sold out shortly after the turn of the year and there was not a spare seat in the house. If any held doubts that such hotly anticipated fare could only disappoint then no such doubts existed after they took the stage and launched into a set that would soon be Letham Nights folklore. AMWWF are, simply, an embarrassment of riches. Some bands have one great vocalist; they have five. Some have one or two great instrumentalists; they can play a dozen instruments between them and you wouldn’t know they weren’t specialist in each. Their mixture of styles might prove too eclectic in lesser hands but they hop and skip between folk, glam rock and hip hop (and perhaps even calypso merging into klezmer at one point – or am I being silly?) without ever losing their essence (their Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward & Fisherness?). Their range of voices and incredible musical abilities puts me in mind of The Band and I can’t think of much higher praise than that. Needless to say the dancefloor (moshpit?) was ten deep and dangerous. It might have seemed a good idea by the band to do the encore before they left the stage but there was no danger of them being let go without a fight. To their credit, they found the energy from somewhere to get back on stage and leave us with a playfully shambolic and perfectly judged version of Sally Brown which got everyone in fine spirits for the journey home.

 

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Calling All Young Musicians!

June 13th, 2013
by Letham Nights

devon sproule 3Showcase your talent at Letham Nights #31

On Saturday 17th August 2013 we are proud to present the amazing Devon Sproule as our headline act at Letham Nights.  This will be yet another momentous occasion for us and we feel very privileged that an artist of such outstanding quality will be performing for us.

What’s more, we want to share the moment with our local young musicians by offering them the opportunity to open the show on the night.  So here is the deal:

We are looking for a high quality, young, confident act to open the show with a set of 20-30 minutes at least partly made up of your own material.

If you are interested in this opportunity to showcase your talent at our highly-regarded venue in North East Fife, then all you need to do is send us a sound clip or online link to your music (e.g. Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Bandcamp) together with 50 words (max) on why you should be selected.

In return you will receive a fee to cover your expenses and get the chance to share the stage with one of the most talented musicians to emerge on the folk/roots scene in recent years.

Devon Sproule – Canadian-born, lives in Virginia US – burst onto the UK scene in 2008 with stellar performances on Later with Jools Holland and at the Cambridge Folk Festival.  She has had rave reviews in the music and mainstream press including this from Rolling Stone:

“Perhaps the sweetest and most honest folk-pop album recorded this year. Sproule’s vocal and lyrical beauty is unmatched.”

Listen here

Seriously, this is too good a chance to miss!

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Live within a 25 mile radius of Letham Village Hall
  2. Be under 18
  3. Perform for 20-30 minutes including at least one original song
  4. Provide a sound clip or online link to your music
  5. Say in 50 words why you should be selected to open Letham Nights #31

All submissions should be made to mike@lethamnights.org by Friday 19th July

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