So, Leather’o have been trying to avoid the “windswept, on a dry stone wall” cliché, but the photo-opp at The Tan Hill Inn was just too good to miss – it’s the highest pub in England and it was a beautiful day. We had a great gig there, a few surprises and a couple of good walks out along the Pennine Way.
We’ll be playing at The Snickleway Inn in York this Thursday, and the set will include a couple of new songs – the Led Zeppelin number seems to be going down particularly well!
Our next gig after that will be Jack’s send-off, as he’s going to Asia for a few months. We’ll cram all the mandolin solos into the set then probably get our drinking trousers on to raise a glass to his safe return.
As the autumn approaches we’ve been out gig hunting for 2017. We’ll be returning to The Lake District next May and we’re looking into some gigs further afield in the new year.
Our first professional video is on its way! The audio is finished – we just need to finish the video editing and there’s a good chance it will (finally) be finished this month.
We’ve also put some new live recordings from an August gig on our LISTEN page.
We had a great time playing a series of gigs in the Lake District and we’re already planning our return in May 2017. You can see some home-video of us playing at The Hawkshead Brewery on our Watch page.
One of many highlights was Angela’s daughter playing three or four tunes with us at a brilliant pub session. You can see a few video clips of that night on our Facebook Page.
We came back to York to a couple of bank holiday gigs, including a recording for Vale Radio. That makes 7 Leather’o gigs in 11 days, so I think it’s time for a beer…
Oh, and over in The Western Lakes where we were based there are also fantastic beaches!
Three of us are doing a couple of gigs in Hampshire this weekend – I guess we have to resurrect the old name Little Leather’o that we haven’t used for a while. We’ll be joined by our fabulous dep fiddle player Maggy Lamb. Update: the two gigs went well:
Next we’re off to the Lake District for a week, including four gigs and hopefully a lot of work around the kitchen table on the new tunes and songs we’ve got in the pipeline.
We’ll be gigging a few new tunes for the first time at the Snickleway Inn in York this Thursday. How many depends on how the rehearsal goes tonight!
Summer’s here – we were very busy in May and early June, and we’re having a video of one of our tunes edited in the next week or two.
With a couple of the band members travelling over the summer, we will only be doing a few gigs in June.
July picks up with a wedding in Middlesex and a new venue in York, then August will be our busiest gig schedule ever, with gigs in York, Hampshire and the Lake District. We’re expecting to come back from the Lakes with some new tunes – we’ll be playing-in a couple at open mic’s here and there.
Have a look at our Forthcoming Gigs page and our Facebook page for details!
Another great gig at The Snickleway Inn in York this month. We recorded some video which is being edited together with some footage from a “studio” session – watch this space!
Thanks to Rochelle for this great photo:
We had a great audience for our set at The City of York Folk Weekend at the legendary Black Swan. It was very kind of so many audience members to come up to us afterwards – the thing we heard them say most often was how much energy the band brought to the stage, which is exactly why we love to play!
Thanks as always to Roland for organising this great festival.
Many thanks to Christine Cockett for some great photos – here are a few of them:
We’ve been playing our first few festivals of the 2016 season. Here we are, in the rain, with Callum on percussion. We had a great crowd for our return to Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival and we’re rehearsing some new tunes for the folk highlight of the summer in York – the Black Swan festival. We’ll be playing at 8pm on Saturday 4 June. There will be three days of great music, great beer, and it’s all free (well, not the beer, obviously…) – see you there!