Northern Irish troubadour Andy White is returning to the UK and Ireland with a string of April tour dates, and will be heading to the Borders to perform at String Theory, Heart of Hawick, on April 6.
Belfast born and raised, but now living in Melbourne, Australia, White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility.
His eagerly-awaited shows follow on from the success of his latest album, How Things Are, released last year, and his sold-out UK tour in January, which included a performance at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Known for his collaborations with Tim Finn as well as his solo work, Andy White has been one of Ireland’s most accomplished and respected songwriters since his 1986 debut, Rave On Andy White.
How Things Are is Andy’s 11th studio album, and his most intimate to date.
Released through Floating World Records to critical acclaim, the album contains a beautiful and honest collection of songs, straight from the heart.
As well as How Things Are, Andy has released 10 studio albums, from Rave On to Songwriter, two books of poetry and 21st Century Troubadour, an on-the-road journal/novel with accompanying double CD, released in 2011.
Having worked with the great names of Irish music – Sinead O’Connor, Donal Lunny, Van Morrison – and written with the likes of Peter Gabriel, and Tim and Neil Finn (Crowded House), Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times over.
Perhaps no one has articulated the experience of growing up in the chaos of Belfast during the 70s and 80s (he was on the stairs of Good Vibrations every Saturday morning), heading out into the world of literature (Andy studied at Cambridge), rock’n’roll (signed to Stiff Records) and travel (yes, he’s a fully paid-up 21st Century Troubadour) quite like Andy White.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Also appearing is Gary Miller of renowned folk-rock band, The Whisky Priests. Admission is free. Contact 01450 360688 for more information.