There’s Magic In The Air as Lindisfarne Head to Wales!

Legendary northern folk rockers Lindisfarne are to play two dates in wales this autumn as part of their Magic In The Air UK tour. “Meet Me On The Corner”, “Lady Eleanor”, “Run For Home” and “Fog On The Tyne” are all songs that continue to resonate down the years and in the process have slipped into the very fabric of British music culture.

In 2023, Lindisfarne continue entertaining crowds with an extensive repertoire of world-renowned songs delivered in the inimitably engaging way that has trademarked the band’s stage act right back to 1970.

That’s when band writers the late Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to quickly carve out a unique place for themselves fronting one of British rock’s most original bands. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium for their catchy, memorable songs.

The Clements-penned hit “Meet Me On The Corner” paved the way for their classic ‘Fog On The Tyne’ release to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.

Today’s Lindisfarne comprises a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Paul Smith (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).

“Fans love an evening of live music and we are very grateful for the strong demand out there to see us!” says band co-founder Rod Clements.

Rod cites an extensive back catalogue as a factor in fans returning again and again to gigs. “Well, we do have a lot of songs,” he says, “and we make a point of rejuvenating our set list regularly which means dusting down old numbers and bringing them back to life and that’s a pleasure for us too.

“Of course,” he adds, “the hits will always be a major feature of a Lindisfarne concert, so the evergreens will never go away.”

Lindisfarne will play Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on September 8 and Carmarthen’s Lyric on September 9.

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