April 4th, 2013

Glastonbury Emerging Talent Final

We are over the moon to have been chosen for the shortlist from the 8000 acts who entered the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. See the announcement here: http://ow.ly/jL9t7

This weekend we are travelling down to Pilton to perform in a live final with the other 7 acts on the shortlist, in front of festival organisers, Michael and Emily Eavis.

The winners on the night will get a slot on one of the main stages at Glastonbury Festival.

The final is for invited guests only, but will be streamed live on the Glastonbury website, so you can follow how we get on. Just go to www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk on Saturday night and you should be able to access the live stream from there - the gig starts at 6.40pm.

No matter what happens, it’s going to be an amazing experience, and we are so pleased to have got so far.

March 9th, 2013

The Arbour are very excited to be performing on Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends show on BBC Radio 4, broadcast today at 6.15pm. Other guests on the show include Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, journalist/writer Paul Morley, composer Debbie Wiseman, actor Dougie Henshall, The Hot 8 Brass Band and comedy writer/producer Danny Wallace - what a line up! If you can’t tune in today, the show will be available on the BBC iPlayer.

January 16th, 2013
We are very proud to formally announce the first details of our upcoming project, Music in Museums, which is funded by The Arts Council, and supported by Generator North-East.

In May-July 2013 we will be running a series of unique, bespoke music events in museums across the region. Click on the link below for more details, and check back regularly as we’ll be keeping you updated with each bit of news as it is finalised.

January 12th, 2013

imageWe are very pleased to announce that we are officially releasing our new single to celebrate joining Debt Records on 11th February 2013.

The single features a track called Scarecrow, which was written by our label-mate, the uber-talented Louis Barabbas. It’s a dramatic, theatrical lament of a would-be bride who dies before her wedding day.

We have also recorded a new version of our album track ‘All You Love Is All You Are’ (which Now Then magazine called “one of the most perfectly constructed and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads I’ve heard in a long time”).

We hope you’ll love them! You can hear both tracks here:  soundcloud.com/bridie-jackson/sets/scarecrow-single

We are very excited by the response to it so far; it has already been featured on BBC Newcastle, NE1fm, Radio Hartlepool, and most excitingly of all, it was chosen to be played on the national BBC evening show, which goes out to every BBC local station in England.

We will be playing a few shows in the North East to celebrate the launch, including:

Fri 1st Feb, at Bede’s World, Jarrow.

Sat 2nd Feb at The Watchtower, Berwick.

and our official launch show:

Friday 8th Feb at the Cluny 2 Newcastle, with support from Beccy Owen.

You can buy tickets for the Cluny 2 gig from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201724, and you’ll find details about the rest of our gig dates on our Facebook page or on Songkick.

Thanks for all your support, and we hope to see you at one of the shows

Bridie & The Arbour x

November 21st, 2012

We Talked Again live @ Frontier Festival, Berwick (Thanks to 80 Eight Photography – www.80eight.co.uk)

Joining Debt Records

We are very pleased to announce that we have joined the roster of fabulous artists on Independent label, Debt Records.  You can find more about them at www.debtrecords.net.

The label is based in Manchester and we will be playing a gig in Salford on the 9th December, at the King’s Arms, where we will be joined by at least one of our new label-mates.

See you there!

Bridie & The Arbour x

p.s. We will be going into the studio very soon to record a single which will be released with Debt Records early in 2013. More news on that will follow soon!

September 30th, 2012

We did a live session and interview for Folk Radio UK, and it came out like this. All tracks available to download free! Some are new tracks, some are new versions of old ones. Hope you like them! Let us know what you think…


Our beautiful garden gig in Northamptonshire, under an arbour! Thanks to Alan Harrison for the photos.

August 17th, 2012

August Tour Dates

So, our August tour is almost upon us and we are busy creating lists of essentials to take with us, in the hope that when we arrive at Solfest we are slightly more organised than we were at Muma Moonshine last weekend (where *someone* accidentally brought an extra tent instead of their air bed, and no one thought to bring a torch).

We have added an exciting headline London gig to the start of the tour - at a rather lovely venue, The Slaughtered Lamb, in Clerkenwell (see details here: www.pulluptheroots.co.uk/).

So the full list of dates for next week is:

Hope to see you at one of these gigs soon!
Bridie & The Arbour x
July 19th, 2012

On Sunday we are very pleased to be playing at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival. We are on at The Riverside at 3.20pm - see you there!