Thea Gilmore plus Matt Owens
“Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation.” Sunday Times Culture
“The best wordsmith of her generation.” The Independent
‘Small World Turning’ (released on May 17) is Thea’s first new collection of songs since 2017’s ‘The Counterweight’, which was her third successive top 40 album.
An artist of enduring international acclaim (Bruce Springsteen regularly names her as a favourite) and a justly revered lyricist, Gilmore’s musical settings have taken many ingenious detours in recent years. ‘Small World Turning’ nails it’s colours to a very different wall from the get-go.
Acoustic guitars are back to the fore, and a quintessentially rootsy array of instruments frame them – fiddles, whistles, mandolins, tenor banjos are all in abundance. ‘Small World Turning’ is an album with an unashamed folk flavour and features contributions from Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman, Sam Lakeman, Katriona Gilmore, Jamie Roberts and BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award winner 2013 Ciaran Algar.
8pm – 8.30pm: Matt Owens
8.50pm – 10.30pm: Thea Gilmore
Please note timings are subject to change.