Angels Without Wings, the latest album from Heidi Talbot is out on Navigator Records on 18th Feburary 2013.
The release features Mark Knopfler and Jerry Douglas along with the regular crew of Ian Carr (guitars), Phil Cunningham (accordion), Michael McGoldrick (flutes/whistles), James Mackintosh (percussion), Boo Hewerdine (acoustic guitar) and Ewan Vernal (bass) and is produced by John McCusker.
Talbot began writing songs on her 2010 album The Last Star. In just two years she’s become a master of the art, sometimes composing alone, sometimes with McCusker and Boo Hewerdine (who form her touring band).
Talbot and McCusker were keen to capture the spontaneity of performance: the album was recorded live in Glasgow’s new Gorbals Sound Studios and the result is a mixture that draws influence from traditional folk but also from Americana.
The album is being promoted with a nationwide tour which has a number of North West dates. These are detailed below.
Sat 16 The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, England. Box Office: 01900 826448 Sun 17 Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, England. Box Office: 0845 127 2190 Wed 27 Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, England. Box Office 0114 263 6951 Fri 01 Mar The Met, Bury, England. Box Office: 01617 612216 Sat 02 Mar Hepworth Village Hall, Hepworth, England. Box Office: 07845 921527 Tue 05 Mar Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, England. Box Office: 01759 301547