Two pieces of news from Heather Findlay, one very exciting, the other a ittle disappointng.
To get the bad news out of the way first, the next run of full-band gigs, including the show at Maltby and the four gigs next month in The Netherlands are postponed until next year due to illness. The acoustic shows in support of Touchstone in December and the Christmas gig in York are still going ahead.
To quote Heather herself
Unfortunately, due to doctor’s orders because of illness, I have been advised not to travel and to rest for the next couple of months which means we have to postpone all current plans for the shows beginning this weekend and throughout November. I can only express my sincere apologies to those that will be let down as a result.
All of these shows will be moved to 2017 and all tickets will be either honoured at the rescheduled shows, or fully refunded. This has been a very tough decision to make at this time and although fortunately it is not a hugely drastic or threatening health concern, it is one I have to take seriously to ensure I can continue to reach you in tip top condition!
In far more positive news, Heather has a new album coming out. “I Am Snow” is due for release in late November. It’s a mixture of re-worked songs from across her back catalogue and brand new material, and celebrates the folky, proggy side of her music. It features a cover by Richard Nagy, who did the artwork for Mostly Autumn’s “Glass Shadows”.
Heather describes the album as a “candle-lit, baroque-tinged companion for the winter month’s ahead“. It includes a cover of Fotheringay’s “Winter Winds”, and a “chamber-esque, harp-spangled” version of one song from Ayreon’s prog-opera “The Human Equation”.