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Saturday May 27 - Blair Dunlop

What can we say about Blair...  Well, he is very much a house-favourite here, a young man whose guitar skills alone are repeatedly winning him accolades in the serious music press.  Add to that his remarkable song-writing and an endearing stage presence, and you can see why his star is seriously on the rise.  Here's his PR/bio:

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released three albums and two EPs, and toured widely around the globe. To achieve all of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone, but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed, gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’).

Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ - the quality of which had contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award.

 

Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian described Blair as ‘an increasingly adventurous songwriter’, when reviewing 'House of Jacks'. Uncut reviewed it as ‘thoughtful and exploratory’, The Independent on Sunday described it as ‘fluent, lamentory and accomplished’ while Q Magazine wrote that Blair's songwriting provides ‘an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go’.

Here's a video of one of the singles from 'Gilded': 

The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents.  Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary.  He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction

 

Concert Comments

  • Our gig at St Cuthbert's House was a real pleasure.  We had a fantastic time, and we hope to be back again!
    Connla

  • If it weren’t for people like you putting heart and soul into making these things happen... the music scene in the UK would be much the poorer.
    Lorraine, Different Strings music agency

  • It's been such a lovely tour... your gig was the highlight of it all.  We'd love to do this again, so hopefully see you guys soon.
    Fabian Holland

  • "From the moment we stepped into the beautifully converted chapel we were made to feel relaxed, pampered and welcome. The surroundings and the warmth of the audience ensured we could play at our best without inhibition. We look forward very much to coming back to St. Cuthberts. xx"
    Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.

  • Such a beautiful place to do a concert!
    Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Aug 31 2014

  • We had a great gig last night at St Cuthberts House. It's a beautiful venue and has the friendliest, most supportive hosts, Jeff and Jill. Thank you!
    Adam Holmes

  • "I didn't know what to expect of a show in a B&B - but it was absolutely sublime! The room is acoustically fantastic, lovely lighting - and to top it all off, the place itself is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful audience, magical night! I can't wait to get back!"
    Krista Detor

  • "St. Cuthbert's House was not only a highlight of my UK tour, it was one of the highlights of my entire year! It's a magical venue run by music lovers. My show was packed and the audience was fantastic. Jeff and Jill went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. I feel so lucky that I was also able to experience the beauty of the Northumberland coast while I was there. I can't wait to return to Seahouses, as both a performer and as a guest!"
    Jesse Terry

  • "St Cuthbert's House was definitely one of the highlights of our most recent UK tour. Jeff and Jill are perfect hosts, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the seats were full, and the sound was fantastic. A great intimate venue in a beautiful setting."
    Rob Lutes

  • "Thank you Jeff and Jill for such a wonderful show. SCH is a beautiful venue and the audience were warm and receptive but above all, I remember the kindness and hospitality of you and your family. I'll be back"
    Kieran Goss

  • "One of the best house-concerts we've ever played"
    Yvonne Lyon

  • "Really spot-on. Very welcoming, a lovely atmosphere, attention to the detail... don't change anything!"
    Reg Meuross

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  • Saturday May 27 - Blair Dunlop

    Saturday May 27 - Blair Dunlop

    What can we say about Blair...  Well, he is very much a house-favourite here, a young man whose guitar skills alone are repeatedly winning him accolades in the serious music press.  Add to that his remarkable song-writing and an endearing stage presence, and you can see why his star is seriously on the rise.  Here's his PR/bio:

    Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released three albums and two EPs, and toured widely around the globe. To achieve all of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone, but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed, gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’).

    Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ - the quality of which had contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award.

  • Clare votes us her No 1!

    Clare votes us her No 1!

    We've been enjoying reading Clare Balding's new book recently. She stayed with us here at St Cuthbert's House a while ago, but we were really taken aback when folks began to call to tell us that she mentions her stay at St Cuthbert's House in the book! Here's what she says, on page 201:
    'St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best ever B&Bs' list. I would describe it as a luxury small hotel with a family feel, but that might not fit on the signs.' Aw, thanks Clare!

  • Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Some time ago, we began work with our local Tourism Association to produce a video showing some of the things which make this area so very special.  Now the video is complete, and we are deeply grateful to the remarkable young film-maker Cain Scrimgeour for working patiently with us across the seasons, to create something very, very beautiful. This is 7 minutes long, and we urge you to settle back and watch...

  • Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    At the 2016 Visit England Awards - the 'Tourism Oscars' - we were honoured to be amongst the medals in TWO categories - both Guest Accommodation of the Year and also Sustainable Tourism Business of the Year.

    We want you to have a wonderful experience of this amazing area, but we also passionately believe that your visit should make our rural community a better place to live and work for local people, too.  We’re delighted that our determination to provide an unforgettable guest experience which also builds our local economy, has brought us these national Awards in two categories, and to be considered amongst the best in the whole country!

    Here's Jeff & Jill, together with daughters Hannah & Abi, pictured receiving their Awards at the glittering ceremony at the Winter gardens in Blackpool in March 2016.

  • Quite a haul in 2015!

    Quite a haul in 2015!

    2015 has been a very special year for us here at St Cuthbert's House. 

    We won a Silver Award at the National VisitEngland Awards ceremony, and TWO Gold Awards at the North-East Tourism Awards! 

    We were also honoured with a special 'RoSE' Award from VisitEngland in 'Recognition of Service Excellence', and the 'Editor's Choice' Award from the Good Hotel Guide.  Quite a haul!

    The main reason we put SCH forward for these VisitEngland Awards in particular, is to assure you that we are serious about striving for the very highest standards, to ensure you enoy your stay. 

  • Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy told us that they'd really enjoyed their first stay at SCH, and so we asked them to tell you why...

    Reassure yourself - watch their one-minute video..

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