** We are pleased to announce that Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies' new single, "Kettle of Silver", is out now!!! **
It's available on 7" vinyl and digital download so click on the cover art by the reet fairysome Amy Kann to grab a copy. Then go out and find yourself a record player...!
While you're in the Hot Drop Shop you might also like a look at the Wellies first two albums, "Long Way to Be Free" and "The Bones on Black". Both are available on CD and digital download in many formats (mp3, FLAC,WAV, etc) for those of you who like that kind of thing.
**Txinto Portatu will also be releasing their sound track to "Vademekun" a one man circus extravaganza by De Bote en Bote. Coming soon on digital download.**
24/04/2013 The Nest Collective @ The Old Queen's Head, Islington, London, ENGLAND (8pm)
25/04/2013 Crookes Folk Club, Sheffield, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
26/04/2013 Moulton Village Hall, Cheshire, ENGLAND (7.45pm)
29/04/2013 Barnsley Folk Club, Barnsley, ENGLAND (8pm)
30/04/2013 Malt Cross, Nottingham, ENGLAND (8pm)
01/05/2013 St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Lincoln, ENGLAND (7.30pm)
02/05/2013 The Donkey Bar, Leicester, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
04/05/2013 Kettering Arts Centre @ St. Andrew's Church, Kettering, ENGLAND (8pm)
07/05/2013 The Bicycle Shop, Norwich, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
08/05/2013 St. Edward King and Martyr's Church, Cambridge, ENGLAND (8pm)
09/05/2013 The Lamb, Lewes, ENGLAND (9pm)
11/05/2013 Miss Peapod's, Penryn, ENGLAND (8pm)
17/05/2013 The Blue Walnut Cafe, Torquay, ENGLAND (7.30pm)
18/05/2013 The Eden Project Café, St. Austell, ENGLAND (8pm)
19/05/2013 Dreamers Folk, Redruth, ENGLAND (7.30pm)
27/05/2013 The Angel Inn, Andover, ENGLAND (8pm)
30/05/2013 Cafe Tarifa, Oxford, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
31/05/2013 The Beehive, Swindon, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
01/06/2013 The Prince Albert, Stroud, ENGLAND (9pm)
02/06/2013 St Michael's Crypt (Bath Fringe Festival), Bath, ENGLAND (7.30pm)
04/06/2013 Canteen, Bristol, ENGLAND (9.30pm)
05/06/2013 The Miners Arms, Bristol, ENGLAND (8.30pm)
06/06/2013 The Parrot Music Bar, Carmarthen, WALES (7.30pm)
07/06/2013 Cuffern Manor, Pembrokeshire, WALES (7pm)
12/06/2013 De Barra's, Clonakilty, IRELAND (9.30pm)
13/06/2013 Gulpd Cafe, Cork, IRELAND (10pm)
14/06/2013 The Greyhound, Kilkee, IRELAND (10pm)
15/06/2013 The Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo, IRELAND (2pm)
15/06/2013 McGirl's, Ballinamore, IRELAND (9pm)
16/06/2013 The Ark, Dublin (3pm)
16/06/2013 Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dublin, IRELAND (8pm)
18/06/2013 Rouge, Galway, IRELAND (9pm)
19/06/2013 Sweeney's Bar, Dublin, IRELAND (12pm)
20/06/2013 The Cafe Sessions @ Chapter One, Cavan, IRELAND (8pm)
27/06/2013 Aikman's, St. Andrews, SCOTLAND (9.30pm)
28/06/2013 The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND (Time TBC)
30/06/2013 Hootananny, Inverness, SCOTLAND (9.30pm)
03/07/2013 The Library, Iona, SCOTLAND (Late)
05/07/2013 The Library, Iona, SCOTLAND (Matinée)
06/07/2013 The Glad Café, Glasgow, SCOTLAND (Time TBC)
12/07/2013 Duke's Corner, Dundee, SCOTLAND (9.30pm)
14/07/2013 Renroc, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND (4pm)
17/07/2013 The Greystones, Sheffield, ENGLAND (8pm)
18/07/2013 Loughton Folk Club, Loughton, ENGLAND (8pm)
19/07/2013 The Sofa Sessions, London, ENGLAND (7.30pm)
21/07/2013 The Tap and Spile, Hexham, ENGLAND (4pm)
23/07/2013 The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, ENGLAND (8pm)
07/09/2013 Riba Rocks Festival, Riba Roja D'Ebre, CATALUNYA
From a session at Pip's House in Lincoln, in December 2012. With Heather St John on guest vocals.
01-04-2013 - Bilbao
Well, we've survived another winter it seems! And there is much to look forward to in Wellyland with the coming of spring.....
On April 24th we kick off the Reekie Lynn Tour of the Atlantic Isles with a gig in London curated by Sam Lee's Nest Collective. From then on it's three months of hard (?) travelling in the Wellymobile till the end of July. Some very edited highlights include: action in the Sheff, a trip to Cuffern Manor in the wilds of Pembrokeshire, the return to Chapter One in Cavan (to assess the damage after the Fleadh!) and a gig in the library on Iona (ssssssshhhhh!). Ah, so many great places to visit...
Also, somewhere in the middle of the tour (May 23rd - 26th) we will be back in London to participate in Gwyneth Herbert's run of shows at Wilton's for the release of her new album The Sea Cabinet. You can get information (and tickets!) here.
And of course, we must not forget to mention HBATRW's own release: our very first vinyl. Yes, we have finally gone retro! It's a black 7 inch, loaded up with two new tracks - Kettle of Silver, after a local legend from the Glenisla in Angus, and The Golden Vanity, a trad number we picked up from the recordings of the Almanac Singers. For all you treasure seekers out there....
So, see you soon hopefully!
A stop-motion animation by Maria Blackwell for the "Long Way to Be Free" album.