Bróna McVittie at Kitchen Garden Cafe

Bróna McVittie at Kitchen Garden Cafe


Posted 2022-10-05 by Andy Colemanfollow

Tue 11 Oct 2022 - Sat 19 Nov 2022

Northern Irish singer/songwriter Bróna McVittie will be showcasing songs from her new album when she begins her autumn 2022 UK tour at the Kitchen Garden Café in Kings Heath, Birmingham, on October 11.

The Woman in the Moon is Bróna's third album, following We Are the Wildlife (January, 2018) and The Man in the Mountain (September, 2020).

We Are the Wildlife earned Bróna a string of four star reviews and the album's single, Under the Pines, was featured in Lauren Laverne's best-of-2018 list.

Follow-up album, The Man in the Mountain, was also highly praised by music critics. It featured notable collaborations with avant-garde Nordic composer Arve Henriksen and electronica trailblazers Isan. The title track, inspired by the local legends and lore of Bróna's homeland, tells a tale of a battle between Irish and Scottish giants.

Her desire to steer traditional folk into the 21st century is borne out of her immersion in the London Irish music scene (for many years she was lead singer with six-piece traditional outfit The London Lasses) and her longtime love of electronica. Her own songwriting is harnessed in a deep reflection on the natural world. She champions folk songs and tales from her homeland, both in her own work and as leader of the Mourne Community Choir.

Ahead of the release of her third album on October 2, Bróna released the single The Woman in the Moon/ Tiocfaidh an Samhradh (Summer Will Come). Tiocfaidh an Samhradh is the first traditional Irish Gaelic song Bróna has included in her solo repertoire.

She explains: "I've sung many Irish Gaelic songs over the years, both as leader of Celtic acapella outfit Rún, and as lead singer for the London Lasses, so it's a natural progression for me to work this into my solo output. I've been meaning to learn Tiocfaidh an Samhradh ever since I heard Mícheál Ó Domhnaill's version with the Bothy Band. The melody and lyrics captured my heart."

Bróna McVittie 2022 UK tour dates:October 11: Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, BirminghamOctober 12: The Peer Hat, ManchesterOctober 21: The Jericho Tavern, OxfordOctober 23 The Folklore Rooms, BrightonNovember 19: The American Bar, Belfast.

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