I hope you’re all suitably excited about the new season off GB Bake Off and today’s cricket shenanigans. Good timing as there’s not much sunbathing to be done. I have some tasty snippets of news, some tour updates and tales of a packed festival weekend.
First I should mention that I’m gigging this Saturday evening, the 8th, at Painswick Golf Club as part of Artburst Festival. Doors open at 7pm and there is a posh ploughman’s dinner included in the ticket price. You can grab your tickets online - http://www.painswickartsfestival.com/hattie-briggs-concert-at-painswick-golf-club OR via the phone number on the poster above. If you’re planning on coming along I would advise reserving tickets as they are selling fast.
Also happening this Saturday 8th - I’m going to be on SKY ARTS TV! Henry, Barney and I filmed a session with them during Cambridge Folk Festival at the weekend and it’s going to be aired at around 9pm. So if you can’t come to the gig in Painswick you can watch us on your TV screen instead, and if you can come you’ll have to record it :-)
Speaking of Cambridge, I can honestly say that it was EPIC. The response to our set couldn’t have been better, I met loads of lovely, helpful and interesting people (including Peggy Seeger!), and saw some unbelievably talented artists doing their thing! Some of my highlights were Lewis & Leigh, Stornoway, The Lone Bellow, Nick Mulvey, the Sam Kelly Trio and the John Butler Trio. I wish I could do it all over again - fingers crossed for next year!
On Sunday we headed back to Gloucestershire for Guiting Power Festival and amazingly the sun shone on our sleepy village field to make it a very enjoyable afternoon all round. There were nearly as many dogs in the audience as people so “Old Eyes” went down a treat, and we got free pie after our performance! It was top pie - in fact I’m thinking this should be on my rider from now on, so I may have gained a few pounds the next time I see you.
The final things to mention are my trips to Edinburgh and Holland!
I’ll certainly be doing some busking around Edinburgh during the fringe, but do let me know if you or a friend/family member would like to host a house concert - firstname.lastname@example.org
My Holland tour is now looking pretty darn busy, which is awesome. This is going to be a real adventure and I hope that some of you can make it along to these gigs. There are some still to be confirmed, but below is pretty much the full list. I’ll definitely be doing some busking around the place too, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions of where might be a good place to go!
Apologies if this blog was overly distracting and the cake you were baking is now burnt. Put some extra icing on it and no one will know.
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