We are sorry to report that due to unforeseen circumstances the show on Feb 13 at Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre is being re-scheduled to the Autumn. A new date will be announced soon and tickets will remain valid. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Barnoldswick Show Cancelled
RING IN THE NEW – The My Darling Clementine Newsletter No.1 – 2019
Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019.
Firstly, can we wish you all a happy, peaceful and healthy new year – one that is free of the heartache of 2018.
Secondly, a huge thanks to everyone of you who came out to any of the 26 shows we played in the Autumn in England, Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany and France.
There were some really special nights. We had a great time and would love for you to let us know which show you came to and share your thoughts here.
Here are a couple of reviews from the tour:
and some photos by Peter Saunders from The Rep, Birmingham;
We are back on the road again from next week with upcoming shows in Scotland, Norway and Northern England.
For our friends in and around Dundee, who can’t make it to Glasgow, there will be a special warm-up show on the 18th in Montrose.
This show is hosted by The Montrose Folk Club at The Park Hotel, John Street, Montrose Tickets can be purchased by phone 01674 830 658 or email; Kenneth@tduncan.com
We will be joined by Al Gare, Dean Beresford and Iain Sloan on these shows.
For full details about all the shows confirmed so far, both home and abroad, please visit our website.
YOUR CALL – “WHAT DO YOU WANNA HEAR?”
Thanks to those of you who emailed us with your song requests. Our apologies if you asked for one but we did not get round to playing it. Keeping asking, and yes, “She Is Still My Weakness” will return!
So, if there are certain songs you would like us to play, maybe a favourite you have never heard us play before, please let us know, and we will do our best to include it.
We are also working on a few of our favourite songs by other writers for this tour so if you fancy hearing us do a cover of your choice, we’d love to hear your suggestion.
For a while now we have been meaning to add the great Jimmy Webb song “Do What You Gotta Do” to the live set. So too, ‘I’m Your Toy’ by The Flying Burrito Brothers, and ‘That Day Is Done” by Elvis Costello & Paul McCartney
Maybe ‘by the time we get to Glasgow!’
RECORDING IN PROGRESS
We are hoping that the red ‘studio’ light will be going on again soon. It has been too long since we recorded anything new.
Our plan was to have made the follow-up to Still Testifying in 2018 but numerous problems due to relocating from Birmingham to Manchester and then the vagaries of finding and losing and finding again somewhere to live rather took over. So we have some catching up to do.
We have actually got plans for 2 new albums to be cut this year, with at least one of them coming out in 2019. There will be an album of all original material, and also one made up solely of songs written by………………?
More on this to follow shortly but some of these new songs will feature live very soon.
TWO LANE TEXACO
We would love for everyone to take 6 minutes out of their busy schedule and just enjoy this video. It was lovingly created by film-maker Daniel Marigliano and deserves to be seen by many, many more people than it has so far.
Our attention spans are so short these days, and getting anyone to watch a YouTube video for more than 2 minutes is difficult, but this song & video are a little longer than that but it’s worth persevering with. Enjoy, and feel free to share too. Thanks.
Big love to everyone who has supported the Music Minds project by buying the album, or downloading tracks, or coming to the Islington O2 Academy concert back in October.
If you have not yet bought a copy of this fine 50 song album, at the bargain price of £10, just order here now.
It is the only place you will find our version of the gorgeous Peter Blegvad song, GOLD on CD or to stream.
The CD also includes:
We were very said to hear that the legendary – and we mean legendary – Billy Butler, hosted his last ever BBC Radio Merseyside afternoon show on Dec 28th. We have been Billy’s guest many times and he has always been a huge supporter of our music, and so many other artists coming through town to play shows in Liverpool. “Enjoy your retirement Billy, though hopefully you will find a new home on air on very soon”
Don’t forget to follow us on that social media. We have a love-hate relationship with it, a little like our own in many respects, but do ‘like’, ‘follow’, ‘share’ etc. That is where the gossip lands quickest, and the more embarrassing photos are seen:
- FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/mydarlingclementine.music
- TWITTER – https://twitter.com/my_darling_clem
- INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/mwk61/
OK, so thanks everyone. As ever we do appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you at a show in the next few weeks as we get the new year underway.
Our love, and respect,
Lou & Michael
An Extra Autumn Newsletter
We hope you are all well this Autumn. Always our favourite time of year
A short, extra newsletter ahead of the upcoming shows this month and next
Thanks to all who came out to the shows in September. They were all great nights, and we have more to come.
Go to mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk/shows right now for details on all upcoming concerts and how to buy tickets.
Friends in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Norway we will be back to play for you too in November and January.
A few posters and show leaflets below.
The shows in London and Birmingham will feature the band, while we will be joined by Al Gare on double bass and MDC debutante Preben Raunsbjerg on guitar for the other shows.
We also team up again with Mr. Mark Billingham for a rare performance of The Other Half in Whitby
Special note that Thursday’s concert, on Oct 10th, which is World Mental Health Day is in aid of Music Minds. For more info about the charity, the album and the live show, which has a stellar line-up, go to their Facebook page or website.
We have a brand new video now streaming on YouTube.
It is a “graphic novel” inspired video made by independent film maker Daniel Marigliano for the song Two Lane Texaco.
The song is our homage to the halcyon days of American Radio, the iconic DJ Wolfman Jack (American Graffiti) and the sad demise of small industrial towns everywhere
Please take a look, enjoy, and if so inclined, please share across social media and with friends etc. We are thrilled with what Danny had come up with. Here are a couple of pictures from it;
ON YOUR PHONE
We recently called into the Country Line studios for a chat and to play song or 2.
Country Line is a Global App for Country & Americana Music. It’s worth subscribing to.
To tie-in with the tour we have been calling into various radio stations up and down the country.
Here are 2 sessions that are still on-line via BBC i-player. As you can see we took a special guest to BBC Leeds.
We will also be beak on BBC Radio Merseyside from 3pm on Friday Oct 10th with our old friend Billy Butler: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside
Welcome to the Autumn newsletter.
Around our way, the long hot summer of 2018 is fading from view and a chill can be felt in the air. Perfect time then to take to the road and play some shows
All the Autumn tour dates are listed below with live ticket links.
So friends in England, Wales and Scotland, and Germany, France and The Netherlands …. you are just one click away from booking your tickets.
If possible, can we ask that you PLEASE book your tickets in advance. It is certainly cheaper but it also helps re-assure the promoters. Leaving until the last minute can sometime lead to promoters getting cold feet and wanting to cancel if advance sales are low.
Given these maybe our last shows in the UK for quite a while, we want them all to be great and busy nights. Thank you.
YOUR CALL – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HEAR?
If there are certain songs you would like us to play, maybe a favourite you have never heard us play before, please let us know, and we will do our best to include it.
We are also working on a few of our favourite songs by other writers for this tour so if you fancy hearing us do a cover of your choice, we’d love to hear your suggestion. No promises though!
Like everyone, we were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Aretha Franklin. What can you say about an extraordinary talent and an extraordinary life? As Elvis Costello wrote in his post about her on Twitter “No words worthy”.
She was always an influence on My Darling Clementine, which some may find hard to believe given the country origins of what we do, especially our first album. But take a listen to Yours Is The Cross from Still Testifying (via Soundcloud OR on YouTube).
At around 1 min, 44 sec, those backing vocals. Sound familiar?
Two projects we are currently supporting are:
1. MUSIC MINDS: An album and a concert to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. More details about the album and the project in general here, while tickets for the London concert available here. We will be on stage for approx 20 minutes. Other acts include Chris Difford, Andy Fairweather-Low, Thomas Lang and many more
2. SINGING THROUGH THE WALL – Songs for Western Sahara: Also an album, a very beautifully packaged double album, which can be bought, or downloaded and streamed here.
Please check them out when you can and if feel so inclined to buy an album or a ticket, that would be brilliant
My Darling Clementine – England, Wales, Scotland – Autumn 2018
Bath – Chapel Arts
St James Memorial Hall Avon, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR
Tel; 01225 461700
TICKETS // INFO
South Molton – The George Hotel
The George Hotel, 1 Broad St, EX36 3AB South Molton
Promoted by The Plough Torrington
Tel: 01769 572514 (The George) 01805 624624 (The Plough)
Penzance – Acorn Arts
Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU
Tel: 01736 363545
TICKETS // INFO
Cardiff – Acapela Studio
Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff CF15 9QD
Tel: 02920 890862
BOOKING & INFO
Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms
19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Tel: 0131 556 7060
TICKETS // INFO
Shrewsbury – Henry Tudor
Henry Tudor House, Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury SY1 1XA
Tel. 01743 361666
TICKETS // INFO
Liverpool – The Music Room @ The Phil
Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP
Tel: 0151 709 3789
INFO & TICKETS
Birmingham – The Rep
Library of Birmingham, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP
Tel: 0121 236 4455
INFO & TICKETS
Saturday Nov 10th
Retford – St Saviours C.C. (‘Pies, Peas & Performance’)
Pelham Road, Retford, Notts, DN22 6QW
My Darling Clementine – Netherlands, France Germany – Autumn 2018
Oentsjerk (NL) – Folk in de Walden
Ede (NL) – Live Stage Marnix
Friday Nov 16th
Amen (NL) – Cafe De Amer
Tuesday Nov 20th
Meximieux, Lyon (Fr) – CARIOCA
TICKETS from email@example.com
Weds Nov 21st
Kusterdingen (D) – Kino METROPOL
TICKETS from firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details and tickets links at
Lou & Michael
MDC Summer Newsletter
Welcome to the Clementine summer newsletter.
We are looking forward to getting back on stage in the coming days. It has been a prolonged absence by our standards – not played a show in almost 2 months (Thornton Hough Village Club in April – what a great night that was. Thanks to all who came.)
On Tuesday June 19th we will be joining Carlene Carter for her only UK show this year. Carlene is country music royalty and we are are happy to be the court jesters for the night.
Tickets from – https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/carlene-carter/
After that we will be in Norway, firstly at the Vise Festival in Egersund at the start of July (joined by Al Gare and Alan Cook) and then again, with the full band, at Seljord Festival:
Friday July 27th – Telemark, Seljord Festival
Saturday July 28th – Telemark, Seljord Festival
Tickets are also now on sale for the Autumn tour. These dates are a mix of duo, 4 piece and full band shows. We are also joining up with Mark Billingham again, for a performance of The Other Half in Whitby.
Full details and tickets links at http://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk/shows/
If possible, PLEASE book your tickets as soon as you can if your are planning on coming to any the shows. It really makes a huge difference and helps re-assure promoters. Leaving until the last minute to buy can sometimes lead to promoters getting cold feet and wanting to cancel if advance sales are low.
Many thanks everyone.
Tuesday Nov 13th – Oentsjerk (NL)
Folk in de Walden
Wed Nov 14th – Leiden (NL)
Thurs Nov 15th – Ede (NL)
Live Stage Marnix
Fri Nov 16th – Amen (NL)
Cafe De Amer
Sat Nov 17th – Lieren, Apeldoorn (NL)
1. In March we joined a number of fellow musicians to contribute vocals to a new version of Lou Reed’s Perfect Day.
The new arrangement having been done by Steve Nieve. This single is due for realise in the coming weeks, along with an accompanying video.This will be followed by the release of a triple album featuring over 40 artists, and a concert in London, with all proceeds going towards Mental Health awareness.
2. Following our recent tour of Spain in January we were invited to contribute a song to an album that highlights the on-going plight of the people of Western SaharaThe song to be featured is not an MDC song but a remixed version of a song called In Time, which originally appeared on Michaels 2010 solo album I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier.
This album will come out in July and features, amidst others Malcolm Holcombe, David Olney, Eleni Mandel and many more (see below).
More details to follow soon on actual album release date and where copies can be bought.
We have just a few of the Jacknife screen print posters left. We want them hanging on someones wall not sitting in our store cupboard so please order now!