Daphne’s Flight, who would have been performing in Biddulph this weekend as part of a national tour, have announced a replacement date: Friday 30th April 2021.
However, the band, made up of five of this country’s best singer/songwriters, have not delayed the release of their new album, On Arrival, which can now be bought from their webpage https://www.daphnesflight.com/. Here is a clip of the making of the new CD:
Tickets for this year’s cancelled gig at St Lawrence’s Church will be valid for next year’s date. For more details or to purchase tickets go to https://www.wegottickets.com/.
Daphne’s Flight are made up of Julie Matthews, Chris While, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson, and Christine Collister. They have been performing off and on since 1995 (although they did take a 20 year hiatus in the middle of that time!). They have headlined the Cambridge Folk Festival on numerous occasions.
On Arrival is only their third studio album, and like the others contains compositions from all five singer/songwriters, with heavenly harmonies from their co-conspirators. However, Chris While’s romantic Saturday With Mr Rameer is co-written with Charlie Dore (who charted with Pilot Of The Airwaves).
The range of styles switches from the playful You Got Me Going (Christine Collister) to the powerfully atmospheric Rogue Rider (Melanie Harrold). The inspiring Be Amelia (Julie Matthews) will no doubt get the radio air-play it deserves, whilst the nostalgic You’ll Never Go Away (Helen Watson) will certainly fire the imagination!
In the meantime, the group have been making videos…
…and leaving messages. Here is Melanie talking about the gigs (including Biddulph) that they’ve had to re-schedule: