Having studied classical piano and composition at Scotland’s RSAMD, Shetland-born singer Astrid Williamson formed her first band Goya Dress in the 1990’s going on to work with avant-garde rock legend
Having studied classical piano and composition at Scotland’s RSAMD, Shetland-born singer Astrid Williamson formed her first band Goya Dress in the 1990’s going on to work with avant-garde rock legend John Cale (Velvet Underground) on full length LP ‘Rooms’. Subsequently, in a career spanning twenty years, Astrid has released six solo albums. The latest ‘We Go To Dream’ is out now on One Little Indian records (Bjork, Kathryn Williams). She has collaborated with various artists including Electronic (Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner), Stereophonics and most recently film composer and songwriter Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator, The Insider). It was whilst collaborating on Gerrard’s latest solo album ‘Twilight Kingdom’ that Astrid was inspired to develop the classical side of her writing, ultimately leading to 2015‘Requiem & Gallipoli’ which was performed in Hessle All Saints’ Church in 2015 in aid of local veterans charities.
Uncut – ‘Williamson’s voice on this record is often divinely beautiful.’
Sunday Times – ‘her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional impact….avoid ‘Scattered’. It will tear you to pieces’. ‘
Sunday Express – 4/5 ‘A rich and satisfying record’.
The Word – ‘Joni Mitchell….in a cathedral of sound’
The Guardian ‘..oozes songwriting class’
HOW TO BOOK
IN PERSON AT THE ROPEWALK
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.
BY TELEPHONE 01652 660380
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Please note: No advance tickets are on sale for Film Nights. If you want to make sure of a seat, please come early.
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropery Hall - Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18, UK
The Ropewalk The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT