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September 27

Astrid Williamson

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15 Whitefriargate
Hull, HU1 2ER United Kingdom
September 27, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Shetland born singer-songwriter Astrid Williamson returns with her tenth
studio album, Shetland Suite, a collection of traditional songs and
instrumentals reimagined for the 21st century. A tribute to her late
mother Shetland Suite comprises of an evocative fusion of folk,
electronics and field recordings and is due for release on Incarnation
Records in September 2024.
Williamson rose to prominence in the early 1990s with her band Goya
Dress. Their first album, Rooms, was produced by John Cale (Velvet
Underground). To date she has released a further eight studio albums
including classical work Requiem & Gallipoli, lately reviving own label
Incarnation Records to release, Into The Mountain (2022).
She studied classical piano and composition with Judith Weir (current
Master Of The King’s Music) at Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire, and
over a career spanning almost three decades, as a vocalist, musician
and co-writer, she has collaborated with various artists including
Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner (as part of Electronic), Arthur Baker,
Stereophonics, Leo Abrahams, This Mortal Coil/ Hope Blister originator
Ivo Watts-Russell, and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance/Hans Zimmer).
She also appeared in Rob Newman’s BBC comedy series The History of
The World Backwards as musical director, song arranger and performer.
Her songs have appeared in films including Bill Forsyth’s Gregory’s Two
“Her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional
impact.”- The Sunday Times
“Williamson’s voice is a thing of lustrous power.” UNCUT



Astrid Williamson Friday Sept 27th 2024 7-30pm-9-30pm