SONGS FROM THE BONIE SQAUD
"Eve's Bonie Squad is the latest album from Tim Dalling, songwriter, performer and kilted fall-guy in the phenomenon that was The New Rope String Band. His songs are a rich mix, full of vivid imagery made tangible through Tim's whisky-warm vocals and joyous, dancing accordeon playing."
Walk Me Round is a debut album from Tim's daughter, Rhona Dalling. Although a qualified textile artist, she is most inspired at the moment by music-making. Growing up playing fiddle at home and with Kathryn Tickell's Folkestra, then singing close harmonies with Northumbrian quartet Beckleberry she became excited about American oldtime, grabbed a banjo and a bunch of her own "devastatingly effective"(fRoots) songs tumbled out.
For years, there's been many a night in the Bonie Dalling Squad's end terrace in Newcastle upon Tyne, when the kitchen has been glowing till dawn with tunes, songs and carry-on. The time has come to share the fun and joyful music. Come along to see and hear Tim and Rhona Dalling and prepare to laugh, cry, sing along and have a total out-of-body experience.
- Friday 29th April
- Caban Cyf, Yr Hen Ysgol, Brynrefail, nr Llanberis, LL55 3NR
- Saturday 7th May
- The Friendship Inn, High Street, Borth, SY24 5JA
Entry free but donations encouraged
- Tuesday 10th May, 7.30 pm
- Cellar Bar, 25/26 Quay St, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1HU
- Wednesday 11th May
- Burnett's Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire SA67 8AX
- Friday 13th May
- House Concert nr Lutterworth, Leics.
Tickets: £6 - enquiries to Matt on 07967506416
- Saturday 14th May, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
- El Rincon, 298 North St, Bristol, Avon, BS3 1JU
Plus, in July, gigs from Eve's Bonie Squad with full live band: Tim Dalling with Ian Carr on guitar and Neil Harland on bass, Rhona Dalling on voice, fiddle, banjo and songs...
Read a profile and review in The Herald.
Since the New Rope String Band's last performance, Tim has performed 77 shows as Willie Sprout Snr. in Northern Stage's Up and Out Christmas Sprout, a Christmas show for six year olds and under. He was the composer and musical director.
Through 2016 Tim will be working again with storyteller Malcolm Green, with whom he developed Shearwater. The new show, called 'Cuckoo' follows the life and culture of a very different bird to the shearwater.
Tim's other new project is Aye, Coyote:
Throughout the year, in various places, there'll also continue to be solo shows of songs and capering aboot. He will keep in touch somehow!
"Tim Dalling's performance at Lau Land was breathtaking. Running the full gamut of human experience, exertion and emotion, he must surely be approaching the peak of his powers. You get a sense that he could do absolutely anything he wants.
"The only person you can go and see doing Tim Dalling is Tim Dalling, unique exhilarating brilliance."
Kris Drever (Lau)
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