They say April is the cruelest month. Well, January 2023 has been running it close this year. We are so glad now it’s over!
Not only has it taken an immeasurable amount of musical talent from us (rip Jeff Beck, David Crosby, Alan Rankine, Fred White, Tom Verlaine, Barrett Strong) but it has brought a plague upon the Dalgleish-King house.
All our best laid plans of being creative and writing songs for the next album have been scuppered while we have fought pneumonia and flu respectively
But, we are resurfacing now, slowly, to give you an update on some upcoming shows.
To start with, this coming Saturday, a very special night is taking place in Glasgow to celebrate the music and life of our dear friend Jackie Leven. A fabulous line-up is coming together in Oran Mor, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. This is almost sold out so grab tickets now if planning on coming. One song that will be played in Glasgow is Michael’s homage to Jackie, ’The Final Reel’.
Feb 4 Glasgow
Oran Mor – Celtic Connections
MWK Solo Shows
After that, 2 MWK solo shows in the south of England, where again The Struggle album will be played in its entirety followed by a trip through the back catalogue.
Friends in the south here’s what to expect. Click here for review of MWK’s recent show in Birmingham.
Joining Michael on these shows will be the brilliant guitarist Preben Raunsbjerg. Familiar to many of you from recent My Darling Clementine shows.
Again, do book early. Dates and links as follows:
Sun Feb 12
High Wycombe – Kingsmead Concert Series
Mon Feb 13
Brighton – The Greys
And then to conclude in February, the only My Darling Clementine UK show before summer, will be taking in the ‘Happy Valley’ itself, in Bradford.
This will be a trio show, with the mercurial Preben Raunsbjerg again joining us.
Thurs Feb 23
Queensbury, Bradford – Black Dyke Mill
Into March and we are heading back to Sweden and Norway for 11 shows. So, to all our Scandinavian friends, we look forward to seeing you as the nights draw out.
These will be duo shows. 2 voices, one guitar, one piano.
The first part of the show will be a journey through the My Darling Clementine back catalogue. The second part will feature our interpretations of the Elvis Costello songs from the ‘Country Darkness’ album (listen here), plus a number of songs from Michael’s current solo album, (listen here). The show will conclude with more MDC favourites, plus we are also working up a killer ‘local’ cover version to close with. The song maybe Swedish, it maybe Norwegian, it is certainly Scandinavian
Ordering on-line / overseas postage / new merchandise
Please note, we are now out of stock of a number of titles, so please check before ordering. If we don’t have a certain album, there will be a link to where you can order it elsewhere. However, we are looking to replace o/s CDs asap.We are also planning some new merchandise too. New shirts, new prints etc. If there is anything you would particularly like to see in the store, let us know. Badges? Coffee mugs? Posters? etc etc. Your suggestions are welcome.
We have recently, and over the years, been asked about performing at private functions. Significant birthdays, corporate events, fund-raisers, even weddings. While these are not things we do regularly, we are always open to the conversation. We are happy to discuss it and look for ways to make it work. If this is of interest, please get in touch via either Lee@RLNMusic.com or email@example.com
OK Thanks everyone.
We wish you a trouble-free, illness-free rest of the winter, and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming show
Do keep following us also on the old social media (links below) and keep supporting live music as much as you can. We all need it now, more than ever.
Yours in music,
Lou and Michael