Heidi Talbot was born in a small village in Co. Kildare, Ireland, became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland teaching yoga in her spare time. With a background like that, it’s hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. From her “mesmerising” and “intoxicating” gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that has earned her rave reviews for her records and Live performances. The woman from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.
Heidi is a warm and engaging performer and over the past twenty years has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, in the finest Concert Halls and International Festivals. She is equally at home in front of a Symphony Orchestra, a Performing Arts Centre, a Folk Festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards.
She has shared the stage and recorded with Mark Knopfler, Graham Coxon (Blur), Eddi Reader, Idlewild, Matt Rollings, Swedish super group Väsen, Dervish, King Creosote, Tim O’Brien and Jerry Douglas.
Heidi recorded four solo albums while signed to Nashville based record label Compass Records. In the last four years she has recorded three more solo albums/Ep’s released on, Under One Sky Records and most recently has collaborated with singer/songwriter Adam Holmes to record a duo album of original material under the name Arcade. 2019 also saw Heidi record Christmas Album, A Light In The Dark with three of Sweden’s finest folk musicians – Sophia and Magnus Stinnerbom and Roger Tallroth. This led to a sold out 16 date run of Swedish shows at the world renowned Våstanå Theatre. `
Joining Heidi on her Autumn tour will be long time collaborator, singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine. Boo has been writing and performing for over thirty years. He was lead singer of cult indie band The Bible who’s second album Eureka was produced by Steve Earle. Shortly after the band split he met and started a long fruitful musical relationship with Eddi Reader. As well as writing many songs for her, including the Ivor Novello nominated hit Patience Of Angels, he has produced several of her albums. Her album Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns that he oversaw is considered a classic. As well as this he has released over ten albums of his own. His latest, Before, came out late last year on Reveal Records.
As a songwriter he has had his songs recorded by countless artists including kd Lang, David McAlmont, Kris Drever, Jerry Douglas, Duke Special, Brian Kennedy, Alex Parks, Natalie Imbruglia, Europe, Darden Smith and many, many more.
They first met at Celtic Connections in 2002 when she told Boo she’d recorded a song of his. They’ve been pals ever since. Touring and recording together. “I’m totally delighted that we are doing this tour together to celebrate Heidi’s brilliant work”.
A concert not to be missed.
**** (The Guardian) **** (The Independant) **** (The Telegraph)
**** (Q Magazine) **** (OK! Magazine) ***** (Maverick)
“Simply vocal heaven” (The Sunday Times)
“A voice that’s both awestruck and tender” (The New York Times)
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Kitchen Garden, 17 York Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom