Ralph McTell announces new album and extensive tour

Veteran folk singer Ralph McTell will be releasing a new album on September 20th. It’s been some time in the coming since ‘Hill of Beans‘ is McTell’s first album of new material since his 2010 release ‘Somewhere Down the Road ‘, and sees the singer reuniting with Tony Visconti who provided arrangements on 1968’s ‘Eight Frames A Second‘ but now, of course,  has the producers role.

Hill of Beans‘ covers typically diverse subjects, but with several songs of familial themes – ‘Brighton Belle‘ telling part of the history of Ralph McTell’s father and grandfather,  and ‘Shed Song‘ is a glowing recollection of a masculine bolt hole.  The title song pulls in ‘Casablanca‘ references alongside McTell’s own memories from sixties Parisian busking.

Ralph McTell heads out on tour from late September.

Tour Dates

September 26th 2019 Kendall Brewery Arts Centre
September 27th 2019 Newark Palace Theatre
September 28th 2019 Bromsgrove The Artrix
September 29th 2019 Tring Court Theatre
September 30th 2019 Runcorn The Brindley
October 4th 2019 Ennis The Glor
October 5th 2019 Dublin The Helix
October 6th 2019 Cork The Everyman
October 10th 2019 Berwick The Maltings
October 11th 2019 Musselburgh The Brunton Theatre
October 12th 2019 Stockton The Arc
October 13th 2019 Pocklington Pocklington Arts Centre
October 14th 2019 Leeds City of Varieties
October 17th 2019 Milton Keynes The Stables
October 18th 2019 Southwold Southwold Arts Centre
October 19th 2019 Holt Auden Theatre
October 20th 2019 Stamford Stamford Corn Exchange
December 13th 2019 London Royal Festival Hall

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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