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Gilmore & Roberts Live At All Hallows
Rescheduled from 9 May 2020.
Following discussion with Katriona & Jamie this event has been rescheduled to 24th October 2020. Existing tickets will be transferred to the new date, but of course if ticket holders are unable to make it, please contact us and we will refund your tickets.
Independent touring musicians including Katriona & Jamie have been amongst some of the hardest hit by the measures that have had to be taken due to Covis-19. So if you'd like to support them, please consider going along to their website and buying a CD or download, or some merch.
And if you fancy Katriona & Jamie live streamed into your living room, at 1pm next Saturday (18th April) they are playing an online live gig, for Oxford Folk Weekend. Tickets, which are per household, are on sale at The Folk Arts Oxford website, which lists all their planned online gigs.
Check our our facebook page for links to other LAAH artists live streams.
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.
Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.
A Problem Of Our Kind (released 12.10.18) was the fifth studio album from Gilmore & Roberts – their first release since 2016’s live album In Our History, which celebrated a decade of performing together.
‘We realised most of songs on the album deal with different aspects of being human – some negative, like selfishness or materialism, and some more positive, like our sentimental side or philanthropy” explains Jamie Roberts (vocals, guitar).
“Us humans are pretty complex” continues Katriona Gilmore (vocals, fiddle, mandolin). “Somehow it made us want to present these songs in quite a simple way.”
Recorded at the duo’s home in South Yorkshire by co-producer Ben Savage (well-known on the UK roots scene for his own acclaimed musical output with The Willows and Hannah Sanders), A Problem Of Our Kind contains some of the most stripped-back arrangements of Gilmore & Roberts’ career so far, alongside full-tilt band numbers featuring their regular festival rhythm section of Fred Claridge (drums) and Matt Downer (double bass).
From the heavy yet sparse groove of the gutsy opening track ‘Gauntlet’ to the quietly insistent country-tinged heartbeat of ‘Things You Left Behind’ and the contemplative ebb and flow of ‘On The Line’, Gilmore & Roberts delve deep into the human psyche with their songs, holding all their findings – good and bad, dark and beautiful – up to the light. “People and their stories have always been our primary source of inspiration for writing songs” says Katriona with a smile. “Thankfully there are enough amazing humans – past and present – to keep us going for a long time yet!”
‘Hot property’ – fRoots
‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama’ – Q Magazine
‘Enthralling….consistently compelling’ – Pure M Magazine
‘Head and shoulders above their contemporaries’ – Rockin’ Magpie
Kat & Jamie played for us in the early days of Live At All Hallows (on a very snowy day!) and we've followed them ever since, so we're very pleased to welcome them back in 2020.
Tickets available in advance online at the link and will be at at Jumbo Records nearer the time. Standard advance tickets £10 (plus booking fees), limited number of low income tickets available online in advance only £8 (plus booking fees). Tickets on the door £12 (cash only, ditto for the bar!). Doors for the gig open at 745pm along with the Live At All Hallows bar, music likely to start at around 815pm.
Saturday 24th October 2020 - 07:45pm