Over 10,000 CDs sold, more than 450 shows, 100 festival bookings, 5 international tours, 4 albums, 3 Folk Award nominations – it’s been a busy ten years for contemporary folk duo Gilmore & Roberts.
Striking up a partnership while studying at Leeds College of Music, Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) started out playing open mic nights in late 2006 – now, to mark their first decade as a duo, Gilmore & Roberts are proud to present their first live album. Recorded this year on their spring tour, it features their most requested songs from their albums to date.
“People keep asking when we’re going to make a record with just us – no extra guest musicians – so it seemed like a good opportunity” says Katriona.
“We’ve played festivals and bigger shows with a drummer and a bassist,” adds Jamie. “And while it’s great to have a rhythm section to beef up the sound on a big stage, the sound we make as a duo is what we’ve been working on the whole time, so it’s great to finally have that reflected on a recording.”
Limited to one thousand hand-numbered copies, the album will be for sale on the duo’s autumn tour and will become available to purchase (as a CD or digital download) exclusively through Gilmore & Roberts’ website from November 1st 2016 – exactly ten years to the day since their first EP release.
Sept 18 : South Yorkshire Folk, Roots & World Music Festival, DONCASTER
Sept 22 : Norden Farm Arts, MAIDENHEAD
Sept 25 : Looe Music Festival, CORNWALL
Oct 1-3 : Shows in the Netherlands
Oct 07 : Big Comfy Bookshop, COVENTRY
Oct 08 : ACE Space, NEWBURY
Oct 09 : Folk House, BRISTOL
Oct 13 : Komedia, BRIGHTON
Oct 14 : The Stables, MILTON KEYNES
Oct 15 : Town Hall, KIRTON IN LINDSEY
Oct 16 : Kitchen Garden Cafe, BIRMINGHAM
Oct 21 : Square & Compass, WORTH MATRAVERS
Oct 24 : COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Oct 25 : DARTFORD Folk Club
Oct 26 : Cecil Sharp House, LONDON
Oct 29 : Manley Village Hall, CHESHIRE
Oct 30 : Folk at the Froize, WOODBRIDGE
Nov 01 : The Bicycle Shop, NORWICH
Nov 09 : OTLEY Folk Club
Dec 02 : Little Langthwaite House Concert, HERTS
Dec 09 : House Concert, RIPON
More details here: www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk