The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

Bellowhead

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When these 11 musicians get together for a live show the combination of brilliant musicianship, musical co-operation and a group of people having the time of their lives on stage has proved irresistible to audiences around the world – small wonder then that Bellowhead have won Best Live Act at the Radio 2 Folk Awards an unprecedented five times.

Ahead of the April tour, Bellowhead will be releasing the third single from their acclaimed Revivalalbum, called Roll Alabama. A traditional halyard shanty, it tells the true story of the sinking of the Mersey-built sloop-of-war CSS Alabama by the Yankee USS Kearsarge on 19 June 1864. Delivered with characteristic Bellowhead verve and brio, this song about a ship involved in the American Civil War quickly became part of the English folksong tradition, particularly as many of the crew were British and enticed to join the Confederate Navy by the lure of double pay and prize money. The shipyard referred to in the song, Jonathan Laird became well known in the 20th century as Cammell Laird and still operates today.

Support on all dates will be from Kings of the South Seas, the current darlings of BBC 6Music. The indie rock/jazz trio, continue Bellowhead’s nautical theme, performing traditional songs about cannibalism and 19th century British whaling expeditions to the South Pacific.

 

Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole
Saturday 25 April

7.30pm
Tickets £26.25, £20.25 

Tickets & information 0844 406 8666 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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