News | Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo announce break after upcoming tour

Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo live

Photo by Ian S. Bolton

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo have announced that their upcoming tour in November will be their last together for a while. After nine years of recording and touring together, The Red Clay Halo – Jo Silverston (cello), Anna Jenkins (violin) and Gill Sandell (accordion, flute, piano) – are taking a break to concentrate on other projects.

Because of this, they have decided to ask their fans which songs they should be playing on the tour, and as a result are currently rehearsing several songs they haven’t played for some time, including selections from all four albums they have recorded together, ‘Photos.Fires.Fables’ (2007), ‘Despite The Snow’ (2008), ‘Almanac’ (2011) and ‘Dear River’ (2013).

They will also be joined by a rolling cast of special guests singing Frank Turner’s part on the band’s murder ballad ‘Fields of June’, including Robbie Boyd in London, Jo Dudderidge (The Travelling Band) in Manchester and Jamie Freeman in Lewes.

The tour begins in Lewes next Tuesday, hitting London’s St. James Church on November 19th before finishing in Penzance on the 23rd.

UK Tour Dates: November

Tue 11 Nov – Lewes All Saints

Wed 12 Nov – Folkestone Quarterhouse

Thu 13 Nov – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 14 Nov – Holmfirth Picturedome

Sat 15 Nov – Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

Sun 16 Nov – Bristol Lantern

Mon 17 Nov – Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Tue 18 Nov – Nottingham Bodega

Wed 19 Nov – London St James Church

Thu 20 Nov – Guildford Boileroom

Fri 21 Nov – Manchester Whisky Session @ Victoria Warehouse

Sat 22 Nov – Stroud Subscription Rooms

Sun 23 Nov – Penzance Acorn