I can’t believe 2 weeks have passed since the last Letham Nights. Here is a wee update:
Letham Nights #9 – 28th November 2009 – Luva Anna and the Bum-clocks
Reviews will shortly be posted on letham.org.uk and on smartcommunityfife websites. In short, we had another brilliant night with everyone leaving the hall glowing with pleasure and buzzing with excitement – and in some cases a little tipsy!
You can view some video clips of the evening and previous ones at our Facebook Group Letham Nights or on letham.org.uk. We would also love you to join the group and add any comments. Clips can also be found on youtube by searching for Letham Nights.
If anyone has any photos (or indeed video clips) of the evening we would be happy either for you to upload these to the group or send them to me by email.
Letham Nights #10 – The Black Cat Jook Band – 16th Jan 2010
This will be the band’s second slot at Letham Nights – this time as headliners. We are all looking forward to this winter warmer with their unique brand of southern ragtime blues. You can add your name to the list of folk attending on the Letham Nights Facebook Group Event and send me an email to book your tickets.
Letham Nights #11 – The Bevvy Sisters – 13th March 2010
We have only gone and managed to book the magnificent Bevvy Sisters for Letham Nights #11!! Not only that, the band would like to invite you to their gig at Celtic Connections in January in Glasgow where they will be launching their debut album ‘The St James Sessions’. This bunch are headed for great things – just take a look at the reviews below. See the end of this email for details then get your tickets booked for Glasgow and Letham!
Cupar Blues & Beyond Club
On Friday 4th December a small group of Letham Nighters had a night oot at the Cupar Blues & Beyond Club. On show were the magnificent Baby Isaac. We will keep you in touch with all their events in the coming months.
The Friends of Collessie Church are holding a fundraising concert in Collessie village hall on 12th February 2010
It features a Scottish folk band called “Cabrach” (please have a look at their website there are also sound clips!) and tickets will be £6 per person available from Andrew McCafferty on 01337 810440 or alternatively from firstname.lastname@example.org
Any profit made will go towards the upkeep of the Collessie Church building.
Thanks a lot for all your support, have a great Christmas and roll on January 16th!
THE BEVVY SISTERS ? ST JAMES SESSIONS
DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH
CELTIC CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL, JANUARY 30TH 2010
CLASSIC GRAND, JAMAICA ST, GLASGOW 7.30PM
plus a very inclusive Launch Party – details will be confirmed …….
Shoogle Records are delighted to release The Bevvy Sisters debut album
?The Bevvy Sisters ? St James Sessions.
The richly seasoned voices of Heather Macleod, Kaela Rowan and Lindsey Black join forces in a stunning collection of self-penned and traditional songs, stirring together swing, jazz, folk and Americana flavours. By turns sassy and soulful, sensuous and spiritual, their spellbinding vocal arrangements combine with superb musicianship in a truly intoxicating sonic cocktail.
In June 2009, The Bevvy Sisters set up as if for a gig in St James Hall, Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders. Over the next three days, they sang, played and recorded entirely live, laying down a selection of songs they?d been working on for over a year – plus some new ones for good measure.
Featuring guitarist David Donnelly (ex-Salsa Celtica), percussionist James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty) and guest appearances from double bassist Emma Smith (Eliza Carthy Band) and percussionist Donald Hay (Macmaster/ Hay), the resulting album vibrantly captures exactly who The Bevvy Sisters are,
and just what they sound like live.
If you listen closely enough, you’ll even hear the birds singing, the traffic passing and the seats creaking.
Three days, seven people and their music at that moment.
?Some of the silkiest, sultriest harmonies ever likely to caress your ears.? Sue Wilson
?Luscious, lovely, tuneful, able to make the best dirty martini around, and then sing about it.? Eliza Carthy
?Mixing up vintage jazz, gospel and folk with brio and flair? Scotsman
?Stunningly beautiful, endlessly shifting patterns of harmonic colour and overlapping resonance, creating both a sound rarefied and sumptuous.? Northings
?Wonderful wild women with a witty gorgeous sound and a tremendous repertoire?
For more information, images and live footage of The BevvySisters please visit www.myspace.com/thebevvysisters
For press enquiries please contact Lindsey Black on 07988 813932 – email@example.com
For bookings please contact Heather Macleod on 07746784909 – firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Shoogle Records: Gordon Webber – email@example.com