Thursday 9th April 2020
After a gap of 7 years we welcome back one of our favourite Letham Nights artists…
“I’m imagining a golden string that is connecting everything but especially beings where love has been. I’ve imagined it again and again so often, it isn’t even imagining, it is making it happen.”
Devon returns to the UK this April as she tours her upcoming album Pink Noise and we have managed to persuade her to squeeze in a show at Letham Nights. Woohoo!
Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living in rural Virginia, raised on eco-villages near Kingston, Ontario and Louisa, Virginia. The 33-year-old, in addition to being a musician, is a high school drop-out, a mother, a birder, and a student of Deaf Culture and sign language. She has been married to producer Paul Curreri for 10 years.
Devon Sproule’s music welcomes the magical and the tangible. It celebrates human complication in the language of nature. It is North American music with weirdo roots.
Listen here to Devon’s response to Charlottesville rally in 2017…
“Sproule’s lyrics glance off each other arrestingly, juxtaposing images.” Financial Times
“here in her mellifluous vocals and poetic, freewheeling lyrics that, in the way of Bjork and Joanna Newsom, are more blank verse than rhyming schemes” Observer
“dreamy songs of rural domestic bliss” The Guardian
Please note that the show is on a Thursday evening and we will have an earlier start of 7pm
Devon will be joined on tour by Toronto based Marker Starling
After recording and performing for many years as Mantler, Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings renamed himself Marker Starling in 2012. A solo performer for much of his career, Cummings became known for his signature Melancholy Party Jams, played on a Wurltizer electric piano, with drum machine accompaniment.
Cummings’ will be sharing sounds from his soon to be released ninth record HIGH JANUARY, recorded in the UK and produced by Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas, Stereolab)
“Impossibly plush meld of early solo Paul McCartney melodies and Steely Dan jazz” NME
“Classy, but it’s not style over substance – there’s a real gut-punch one-two here that’ll leave you reeling” The Line Of Best Fit
“So curious, so evocative, so wilfully idiosyncratic that we can’t help but play it on repeat” Clash Magazine
Have a listen to his lush and melodic sound…
Green Arts Initiative
Letham Nights is now a member of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to promote sustainability and reduce their environmental impact – a perfect fit for Letham Nights!
Run by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh since 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts organisations to be at the forefront of growing an environmentally sustainable Scotland.
Letham Nights began in December 2008. Our vision was to bring high quality music to our village hall and provide a stage for local talent. At the same time we wanted to work towards creating a zero carbon village hall. 8 years and over 80 acts later, we have drawn in an audience which now averages nearly 100 in our 120-capacity hall. We have supported hall improvements so that we now have double glazing, better insulation, renewed wiring and a new efficient boiler. The events are renowned for their high quality music and the unique, warm and friendly atmosphere. We really do put on THE BEST SMALL GIGS IN THE WORLD!
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