Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - the Dark Matter Tour 2019
A night of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi-award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with long-time co-pilot Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her latest album, Dark Matter.
Charlie promises another fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp.
Dark Matter has won two awards to date, both Album of the Year and Best Lyrics from the USA Indie Acoustic Project 2018 (the only UK album to be recognised that year) although previous UK winners have included Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby and Albert Lee.
As well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter, Charlie and Julian will dip into favourites from the past 6 albums and share original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. And there’s always a possibility of a new angle on her own song, Pilot of the Airwaves - still a national radio favourite.
“Dark Matter…an amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter…a voice
like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful” Mike Harding
“Beautiful, existential, metaphysical and intruigingly other. Zen folk I want to call it. Charlie Dore’s ‘Time Out of Mind’“ Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland
- VIDEO Dark Matter Album Taster
- VIDEO Charlie playing a track (Breakfast of Neutrinos) from latest album, Dark Matter, live in session with Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland
- VIDEO Sleep All Day
The venue is situated in Brookfield Gardens on the site of the old Unitarian Church. Access from the street is via a flight of steps with, currently, no ramped access for wheelchairs. Park for free after 6.30pm at West Kirby Concourse, only 4 minutes walk away, as there is no on street parking available at the venue. Licensed bar available.