My Darling Clementine

Welcome

Dear all,

Welcome to the My Darling Clementine web site. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and make yourself at home. Hey, you don’t even need to wipe your feet.

We hope this serves as a one-stop-shop for all things "Clementine." Something that satisfies all those yearnings and heartache needs.

Please enjoy looking, listening, reading, watching ...and shopping!

See you back in the real world soon.

- Michael & Lou

Latest News

10 Dec

December Newsletter

Dear all,

Well, another year is almost over, the heartache has been duly shared far and wide and hopefully we have brought a little reconciliation to the world. We are now hunkering down in the kitchen to eat, drink and bicker our way through the festive season while getting excited with so much to look forward to in 2015 …

Lots of good stuff coming up next year starting with the tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Holland in February, MDC shows on the west coast of the USA in March and April, and the recording and releasing of the new MDC album too.

Also lots more happening with “The Other Half.” The show is being recorded as an album in January for release in late Spring with Uk tours to follow in May and in September. Also look out for the show, so far, coming to these festivals… Edinburgh (Aug), Laugharne (April) & Brighton (May)  and many more tbc. The first TOH show of 2015 takes place on Feb 2nd at The Stand in Newcastle. More details at www.thestand.co.uk

But before all that,  and to see the year out in style, please come along and join us for a home town spree on Dec 20th.  It is a Departure Lounge members event in the afternoon then a concert open to everyone in the eveing. Full details below.

See you there or in the new year, and meanwhile, here is the new MDC Christmas single/video to get you in the mood, a re-working of Miracle Mabel:

Michael and Lou

THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE:

Finally, we are delighted to announce details of the first ever Departure Lounge members Christmas event.

It will take place on Saturday December 20th at the Moseley All Services Club  (the location of The Reconciliation? album shoot and the filming of the “No Matter What Tammy Said” video.

The address is 91 Church Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA.

My Darling Clementine

In order to register, Departure Lounge members need to email James Walker departureloungechristmas@gmail.com and notify him of numbers – all members can also, of course, bring partners, spouses etc for free.   The members event starts 4pm.  The evening concert starts at 8pm, with doors open to the public from 7.30pm. Tickets £12. To reserve a ticket, email James Walker departureloungechristmas@gmail.com

Please bring Departure Lounge membership card to the event – for admittance, but also to gain members 25% discount on any merchandise purchases made on the night.

  • 4pm –  meet and greet
  • 4.30pm  - Q & A with Michael and Lou
  • 5.15pm  - the Departure Lounge Chritsmas quiz – questions on all things MDC and country music
  • 6.15pm – Michael and Lou – acoustic concert – any specific song requests, please send via the website message board
  • 7pm - screening of MDC videos and selected live footage
  • 8pm MDC in concert – (* this is also open to the public from 7.30pm – tickets £12, to reserve email - departureloungechristmas@gmail.com
  • End 10pm (though some late drinking may well ensue!)

For those of you coming from distance and planning to stay over, check out booking.com and insert B13 – Moseley, Birmingham. There are a few good and reasonably priced hotels within a mile and a half / a cheap taxi ride.

OK, see you at the party – and come dressed up!

19 Nov

Reviews, Reconciled in Ireland Tour & the Departure Lounge Christmas Event!

THE OTHER HALF:

The Other HalfThanks  to all who came and witnessed the first 4 shows of The Other Half. It was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who came. There are now plans for a full Uk tour in May and festival appearances to follow in the summer. There may even be an album of the show, so stay tuned for more details on that. Meanwhile, for those who missed it, here are a number of reviews:

THE REP, BIRMINGHAM – 10/11/14;

CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL, DEN HAAG – 14/11/14;

My Darling Clementine - Ireland TourMDC  - “RECONCILED IN IRELAND” TOUR:

We are excited to be heading back to Ireland later in the month for 4 shows. These will be the first ones since the Kilkenny Festival back in May,  which was a truly great weekend. Tune into Noel Casey’s After Midnight show too,  for MDC live in session and conversation on there very soon.

THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE:

Finally, we are delighted to announce details of the first ever Departure Lounge members Christmas event.

It will take place on Saturday December 20th at the Moseley All Services Club  (the location of The Reconciliation album shoot and the filming of the “No Matter What Tammy Said” video.

The address is 91 Church Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA.

In order to register, members need to email James Walker (departureloungechristmas@gmail.com) and notify numbers – all members can of course bring partners spouses too etc for free.

Please bring Departure Lounge membership card to the event – for admittance but also to gain members 25% discount on any merchandise purchases made on the night.

My Darling Clementine

The event starts at 4pm:

  • 4pm –  meet and greet
  • 4.30pm  - Q & A with Michael and Lou
  • 5.15pm  - the Departure Lounge Christmas quiz – questions on all things MDC and country music
  • 6.15pm – Michael and Lou – acoustic concert – any specific song requests, please send via the website message board
  • 7pm - screening of MDC videos and selected live footage
  • 8pm MDC in concert – (* this is also open to the public from 7.30pm – tickets £12, to reserve email – departureloungechristmas@gmail.com)
  • End 10pm (though some late drinking may well ensue!)

For those of you coming from distance and planning to stay over, check out booking.com and insert B13 – Moseley, Birmingham. There are a few good and reasonably priced within a mile and a half /  cheap taxi ride.

OK, see you at the party – and come dressed up!

30 Oct

The Other Half, Vinyl Box Set & Departure Lounge

THE OTHER HALF: Thanks to all who came to the recent shows in Austria, Sweden, Norway and England. We are now looking forward to the launch of our brand new collaboration with the best selling crime writer Mark Billingham.

London is almost sold out so please book now if you plan on coming.

There are some tickets still available for the shows in Birmingham and Biddulph with more details and ticket links here.

The Other Half

Due to unforeseen circumstances Mark won’t be with us in The Netherlands on November 14th but we are delighted to announce that Graham Parker will be reading the story at The Crossing Border Festival in Den Haag. More details here.

45RPM: For all the vinyl junkies out there, we are excited to announce that a very special, individually numbered, limited edition box set of 3 x vinyl 45rpm singles, is now available to order. The singles are;

- No Heart In This Heartache / The Gospel According To George

- King Of The Carnival / No Matter What Tammy Said

- Miracle Mabel (Christmas edit) / Our Race Is Run

MDC Vinyl Box Set

The cost is  £25 incl P&P,  and they come personally signed by Michael and Lou. To order, simply email James Walker (brighthelmstonepromotions@gmail.com).

JOIN THE CLUB:

Departure Lounge - MDC Members ClubFinally, one more reminder to come and join THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE: Thanks to all of you who have now subscribed and are making use of the 25% discount on MDC merchandise. The next members pack will go out in early December.   Packs can be backdated so even if you have not yet joined, you can still get the August pack.

An annual subscription of just £50 will entitle you to exclusive items not available anywhere else – exclusive cds / vinyl / downloads, plus 2 fanzines a year, 25% discount on merchandise, and an invitation to a members-only, once-a-year, private club night (now confirmed as Saturday Dec 20th at The Moseley All Services Club, where The Reconciliation? album photos were taken and the No Matter What Tammy Said video was filmed) where we will perform, sign, chat, offer marriage guidance….you name it.  Follow the link to join now.