We’re proud to announce that our brand new album, Garvellach Isles, is now available, right here from the album page. Named after a small group of islands next door to Jura and Scarba and lying in the Minch off the West Coast of Scotland, the title song was written by our very own Roddy Watt.
The new album sees the band move on to new heights in terms of repertoire and we like to think, the quality of our music! The album contains 14 tracks ranging from brand new material written by band members to old favourites from the Celtic genre.
Garvellach Isles CD
We’re honoured to have been asked to play at the inaugural Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival at Bere Mill, Whitchurch on Sunday 12th June, in aid of North Hampshire Medical Fund.
Alongside us will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including poetry, talks by gardening experts, art and photography exhibitions, plant and gift stalls, food, drink, and plenty of activities for younger children.
Full details, including tickets, can be found on the festival website. Look forward to seeing you there.
Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival | Festival Facebook Page
Head North will be back at Blissfields this year, playing a set at the Larch stage on Friday 1st July. We really enjoyed the set last year, so are thrilled to have been invited back.
Head North will be playing at Rookwood Festival in Medstead on 4th June, in aid of the Murray Parish Trust, which supports the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Other acts include a DJ set from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Ward Thomas and Dodgy, so it promises to be a great day out. Come and join us!
In our first gig of the new year, Head North will be on stage at Hootananny Brixton, Saturday 6th Feb at 11pm, supporting The Inexplicables. Come and join us!
Hootananny Brixton | Facebook Event
Many thanks to everyone who came to see ‘An Evening With Rudyard Kipling’ this evening – and for supporting the work of the Not Forgotten Association. Our recording of ‘My Boy Jack’, a musical setting of Kipling’s poem by Robert Sword, is now available to download for a limited time!
If you enjoy the track, please consider a donation to The Not Forgotten Association, which supports injured servicemen and women of all ages.
Composer & Arranger: Robert Sword
Words from: ‘My Boy Jack’ by Rudyard Kipling
Lead Vocals: Simon Thomas
Backing Vocals: Rachel Thomas & Rachel Reed
Acoustic Guitar: Robert Sword
Violin: Hamilton Gross
Mandolin: Mike Holgate
Electric Guitar: Andrew Rose
Accordion: Roddy Watt
Mixed & mastered by Terry Waker at Tonalex Mastering
It’s been a busy month for Head North, playing in two festivals – Blissfields and Cornbury – two weeks in a row! We’ve added some photos to the gallery…
We’ll be playing on the 30th July at the Railway, Winchester, so if you want to see more of us, please do come along!
Another chance to catch Head North this summer… on 16th August at Capel Music Festival in Surrey. Do come and support us at this friendly local festival!
Capel Music Festival | Tickets
Another exciting festival announcement for Head North … This summer we’ll be winding our way to the Highlands to play at Tartan Heart Festival Festival near Beauly on the Friday 7th August. It’ll be our first foray north o’ the border, but we’re hoping to win over a few Scottish hearts with our unique blend of celtic folk.
Tartan Heart Festival
Hot on the heels of our sell-out charity fundraiser gig at Crondall, Head North will be back in action at St. Mary’s Church in Eversley on Saturday 25th April. Please do come and support us and support the Church Building Fund.