Bellowhead and Clannad to visit The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe early in 2013

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Two fantastic bands are to visit The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe early next year.

Bellowhead, currently at number 16 in the UK album chart with their new record ‘Broadside’, will visit the venue on 19 February. The 11-piece band embark on their biggest UK tour to date next month and follow that up with a visit to Scunthorpe in early 2013.

Then, on 12 March, Irish legends Clannad will visit the same venue. The Grammy award-winning act have chalked up album sales in excess of 15-million with their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound.

Bellowhead have been described by The Independent as ‘with the exception of The Who, Bellowhead are surely the best live act in the country’. With the popularity of fellow folk band Mumford & Sons catapulting the genre into the mainstream, Bellowhead take some of the wildest, most joyous and iconic songs in the richly colourful canon of the folk song tradition and turn them upside down and inside out with the unique sense of drama and theatre, instrumental virtuosity, verve, humour and blind cheek that has seen them spearhead the new folk boom. The band manage to incorporate top-notch jazz, world, folk and classical musicians in a swathe of brass, strings, squeezebox, percussion and anything else that seemed like a good idea at the time. And it clearly works, judging by a glut of awards, sell-out tours and a long trail of thunderous festival appearances down the line.

d’s “World Song of the Year” in 1992, a Grammy for “Best New Age Album” in 1999, and they have been the recipients of two “Lifetime Achievement Awards” at home in Ireland. “Theme from Harry’s Game” was their first big break, topping the charts in Europe. They also created the music for the highly popular television series ‘Robin Of Sherwood’, had music featured in movies such as ‘Last of The Mohicans’ and ‘Patriot Games’, and recorded ‘In A Lifetime’ which features a duet with U2’s Bono. Tickets are £28.50 and go on sale Friday at 10.30am.

“World Song of the Year” in 1992, a Grammy for “Best New Age Album” in 1999, and they have been the recipients of two “Lifetime Achievement Awards” at home in Ireland. “Theme from Harry’s Game” was their first big break, topping the charts in Europe. They also created the music for the highly popular television series ‘Robin Of Sherwood’, had music featured in movies such as ‘Last of The Mohicans’ and ‘Patriot Games’, and recorded ‘In A Lifetime’ which features a duet with U2’s Bono. Tickets are £28.50 and go on sale Friday at 10.30am.In a career spanning four decades, Clannad have made music that entwines the traditional

and the modern, the past and the future. Clannad has won many prestigious awards over the years, including Billboard’s “World Song of the Year” in 1992, a Grammy for “Best New Age Album” in 1999, and they have been the recipients of two “Lifetime Achievement Awards” at home in Ireland. The acclaimed Irish group consists of family members who began by drawing inspiration from their home in the remote northwest coast of Ireland. Sister Enya Brennan played keyboards for two of their early albums before leaving to pursue her own highly successful solo career. “Theme from Harry’s Game” was their first big break, topping the charts in Europe and also being used in an American advertising campaign for Volkswagen. They also created the music for the highly popular television series ‘Robin Of Sherwood’, had music featured in movies such as ‘Last of The Mohicans’ and ‘Patriot Games’, and recorded ‘In A Lifetime’ which features a duet with U2’s Bono.

Tickets for Bellowhead on 19 February 2013 cost £22.50 and are on sale now.

Tickets for Clannad on 12 March 2013 cost £28.50 and go on sale at 10.30am on Friday, 26 October. Tickets for both will be available from The Box Office, telephone 0844 8542776 or visit www.bathshall.co.uk

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