The Trembling Bells play with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on UK tour

TB Bonnie Billy newsletter< This UK tour presents the Trembling Bells playing, singing and duelling with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, performing a new collection of songs written by the Trembling Bells some of which appear on the forthcoming collaborative album ‘The Marble Downs’, out on Honest Jon’s on April 9th with a taster EP slated for release before this. This will be the first time these songs are going to be performed live … list of tour dates below.

Trembling Bells lead vocalist Lavinia Blackwall will sing in duet with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Alex Neilson, the chief songwriter for the Trembling Bells, plays drums, while Simon Shaw on bass and Mike Hastings on guitar make up the pack. Originals, covers and traditionals will be featured in the sets.

With a limited Christmas 7” single already under their belts, Trembling Bells and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy kick off 2012 with a collaborative album of male/female vocal duets.

Alex Neilson has synthesized his love of seat-of-your-pants improv and raw folk into his songwriting with the Bells. While Bonnie has long since shed the Appalachian dirt of his earlier records to enter a fertile period of grace. Now these paths converge on ´The Marble Downs´ – a triumphant exercise in major key ensemble playing concerned with minor key heartbreak, and a marriage of some of the most mercurial and imaginative musicians of our time.

The shows will encompass a special select route around the South West of England with support from Routes South West to take place around the ‘Obby Oss’ May Day celebrations.

Support on all dates from Muldoon’s Picnic

Wed 25th April – Edinburgh / Queens Hall
Venue Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Doors: 7pm
Ticket Price: £18 adv + booking fee

Thurs 26th April – Holmfirth / The Picturedrome
Venue Address: Market Walk, Holmfirth. HD9 7DA
Doors: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £15 adv

Fri 27th April – Leeds / Picture House
Venue: Hyde Park Picture House
Venue address: 73 Brudenell Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1JD – 0113 275 2045
Doors: 8.30pm
Ticket price: £15 adv

Sat 28th April – Cheltenham / Frog and Fiddle (part of Routes South West)
Venue: Frog & Fiddle
Venue Address: 313 High Street, Cheltenham,
Doors: 7pm
Ticket Price:£15/£12 adv

Mon 30th April – Exeter / Phoenix (part of RSW)
Venue: Exeter Phoenix
Venue Address: Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors: 8pm
Ticket Price: £15 adv

Wed 2nd May – Penzance / Acorn (part of RSW)
Address: Parade st, Penzance, TR18 4BU
Doors: 7.30pm
Ticket Price:£15 adv

Thurs 3rd May – Bristol / Trinity Centre (part of RSW)
Venue: The Trinity Centre
Venue Address: The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol,BS2 0NW
Doors: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: £12 adv

Fri 4th May – Oxford / Bullingdon Arms
Venue: Bullingdon Arms
Venue Address: 162 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE
Doors: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £15 adv

Sun 6th May – London / Union Chapel
Venue: Union Chapel
Venue Address: Compton Terrace, Off Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UN
Doors: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £17.50 adv

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