The musical “psychodramas” and many layered love songs of Irish singer Heidi Talbot will be shaking up the multi-levelled Tolbooth in Stirling later this month.
Touring Scotland to plug her new platter ‘Angels Without Wings’, due to be released in February, Heidi will stop off at the Jail Wynd venue on Saturday, January 26.
County Kildare’s favourite daughter has been delighting audiences all over the realm with her delicate re-workings of traditional and contemporary material and, more recently, her own compositions.
After a few years living and performing in New York with Irish/American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, Heidi enjoyed a real breakthrough in 2008 with the album ‘Love and Light’ and followed that up with ‘The Last Star’ which featured her own songs for the first time.
Heidi feels the best folk music gets right to the heart of the human drama.
She said: “At home I listen to Belle And Sebastian and Teenage Fan Club as much as I do The Fureys and Mary Black.”
Using the timeless language of traditional folk as her main inspiration, Heidi also allows traces of Americana to creep into her new album with tracks like ‘When The Roses Come Again’, which features a certain Sultan of Swing, Mark Knopfler.
The songs were all recorded live in Glasgow’s new Gorbals Sound Studios with her merry band of backing musicians.
Heidi said: “If people made mistakes we’d just keep going. On some of the tracks you can even hear the harmonium creaking.”
You can hear this live approach in a live setting at the Tolbooth on January 26.
Call 01786 274000 or visit www.tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk for tickets and more information.