Heidi Talbot's coming to Milngavie Folk Club

Irish folk singer Heidi Talbot is going to play at Milngavie Folk Club in the Fraser Centre on Sunday, June 5 with John McCusker.

Heidi Talbot
Heidi Talbot

Talbot is the former singer of Irish-American musical group Cherish the Ladies.

When she was 18, Heidi moved to New York, where she spent two years working in bars and clubs before being invited to join Cherish the Ladies in 2002. In between the band’s touring schedule, Talbot continued to develop her solo work, releasing Distant Future on Nashville roots label Compass Records. Produced by John Doyle, the record featured such guests as multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, concertinist John Williams and fiddler Rayna Gellert. Three years later, the recording of In Love and Light coincided with her decision to leave Cherish the Ladies at the end of 2007.

After the launch of In Love and Light at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January 2008, Talbot featured as a guest on albums by Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, and the new trio collaboration of John McCusker, Kris Drever and Roddy Woomble. She has also sung on records by Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, and Idlewild. She tours as a trio with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine and finished a six-week tour opening for and singing with Eddi Reader.

Tickets cost £15 each and are available from Art Forum or by phoning 07743 885991 or visit the website www.milngaviefolkclub.co.uk