Well, we’ve finally gotten round to putting instruments to microphones! The Lowp debut album, ‘Drive Away Dull Care’, will be available from 13th November. The launch will be happening at South Shields Folk Club on Sunday 12th November, and we will have plenty of copies available at the gig. If you can’t make the launch we’ll be selling at gigs and also offering a digital download via bandcamp.
The album was recorded this summer at Studio One with the help of the wonderful Ron Angus and we’re slightly chuffed with it.
Lowp will be playing at the Friends of West Park Family Picnic on Saturday 24th June.
Our piper and bouzouki player Iain has launched a new website advertising his services as a solo piper and instrument tutor.
Despite the wintry temperatures the crowds were out in Jarrow at the weekend for the annual Medieval Fair. Hosted by Time & Tide Events, the day saw some fine historic displays and re-enactments from various groups including The Moss Troopers, with live music provided by Lowp and multi-instrumentalist Paul Martin.
For them that likes bagpipes, here is a video of the entire William Dixon Homecoming Concert from April last year, including our resident piper Iain. It’s a 2 hour marathon, so will keep you off the streets for a bit. Courtesy of the wonderful Sara Clark!