“…. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction” THE INDEPENDENT
After the release fourth album, Blair Dunlop returns to Australia. The award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist draws talents from his rich folk heritage (son of folk-rock musician Ashley Hutchings, formerly a member of Fairport Convention) while developing his own guitar driven modern folk style.
Blair skilfully acknowledges his folk roots and heritage but also creates sharp edged songs. He is a captivating vocalist, phenomenal guitarist and writer of songs of the deepest lyrical and musical maturity.
He scooped the prestigious Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Richard Thompson was so impressed with Dunlop that he gave him a previously unrecorded composition – Seven Brothers – for inclusion on his debut.
Local singer songwriter Mindy Sotiri is supporting on the night.
“Quirky and real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place” SMH
“Music that reverberates honesty, and real life” Altmedia