The Darkening descends upon the country ... commencing with a sold out concert at Kings Place London, continuing to Durham, Kendal (last few tickets), National Forest Folk (last few tickets), Hebden Bridge (sold out), Haymarket Basingstoke, Sage Gateshead (last few standing tickets), Stables Wavendon (last few), St George's Bristol, Grantham, Saffron Hall, and Turner Sims Southampton (last few tickets). The new album "Hollowbone" is on sale at all concerts, so you can get your hands on a copy before the release date!
To receive your copy of The Darkening's "Hollowbone" before it's official release date (5th April) pre-order now from The Shop (where you can listen to a few tracks too). A review in the current fRoots magazine muses: "Well now... you’d imagine Kathryn Tickell had done it all in her long, illustrious career as Britain’s foremost Northumbrian piper... Ancient and modern, weird and wonderful rub shoulders throughout the entire album in constantly unexpected fashion; but Tickell’s dancing pipes are never far from the action to pull it all back when it threatens to get too dark and mystical... it lifts the heart and sets the pulses racing with rich fervour." Colin Irwin, fRoots.