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