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Folk rock icons Lindisfarne play Whitby this May

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Folk rock icons Lindisfarne play Whitby this May

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Veteran folk rockers Lindisfarne take to the stage at the Whitby Pavilion this May.

It was back in 1970 that the late Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to carve out a unique place for themselves fronting one of British rock's most original bands.

Famed for hits such as "Run For Home", "Meet Me On The Corner" and "Lady Eleanor", the ever-popular Geordies under the steerage of Clements enjoyed a run of sell-out appearances in 2023 at over 50 venues nationwide.

Says Rod: "We're not exactly shoe-gazers - we have a lot of fun on stage and I feel that permeates into the audience so that we all wind up sharing the moment.

"People keep coming back to Lindisfarne and while that carries on, we carry on. Each year we seem to put on more shows and we're thrilled to be playing Whitby".

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The tour coincides with news of legacy releases by both founding member Alan Hull and the band itself.

The late Hull's 4CD, 90-track anthology ‘Singing A Song in the Morning Light' includes no less than 77 previously-unreleased tracks, with several dozen titles previously undocumented.

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The package is being released by Cherry Red Records, the label also behind ‘Brand New Day - The Mercury Years 1978-1979' a 3CD summary of Lindisfarne's mid-period with Mercury Records including all the albums plus A and B sides of singles and previously unreleased live recordings from the time.


"Meet Me On The Corner", "Lady Eleanor", "Run For Home" and "Fog On The Tyne" are all songs that continue to resonate down the years and in the process have slipped into the very fabric of British culture. 

In 2024, Lindisfarne are set to entertain with an extensive repertoire of world-renowned songs delivered in the inimitably engaging way that has trademarked the band's stage act right back to 1970.

Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium for their catchy, memorable songs.

The Clements-penned hit "Meet Me On The Corner" paved the way for their classic ‘Fog On The Tyne' release to become the UK's top-selling album of 1972.

Further acclaimed albums were to follow, buoyed up by powerful live performances. An accessible, unpretentious style bestowed them with an enviable reputation as festival favourites, while the Lindisfarne annual Christmas concerts held in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.

Today's Lindisfarne comprises a classic five-piece line up of long-standing members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Paul Smith (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull's son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).

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Available for interview: Rod Clements