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Midnight Mango presents:

Bridie Jackson and The Arbour CANCELLED

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Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.

Sitting somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and quirkiness of Joanna Newsom, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour create songs that intertwine melancholy with joyful rich harmonies, often skipping down a path of dream-like rapture, before discovering the journey is beset with sorrow.

After releasing their debut album in 2012 with a sold out show at The Sage Gateshead, the steady rise of this successful quartet began with them securing an Arts Council England grant, a live session on Radio 4’s Loose Ends and radio play on BBC 2, 3 and 6 Music. As winners of 2013’s ‘Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition’, the girls beat over 8,000 contenders for the title, and went on to play multiple stages at the legendary festival.

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour have won universal acclaim from both music critics and fans alike, with BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson naming the band as a favourite of 2013 and both the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers lauding them with praise.

Celebrated for both their unusual instrumentation, and intriguing harmonies – Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique, blending influences as diverse as gospel, baroque and flamenco, with an infusion of percussion, fiddle, cello and a lead vocal of spine-tingling beauty.

Their Glastonbury success was swiftly followed by awards from Help Musicians UK and City Music Foundation, further radio play across BBC 1, 2, 3 and 6 Music, and sessions for Dermot O’ Leary, and Radio 3’s In Tune programme, ensuring 2013 finished as 2014 means to go on. With a new album completed, a UK tour already confirmed for April, festival appearances and European dates planned – the band are looking forward to sharing their new material with their growing army of fans.

YouTube: BridieJackson andTheArbour 
Soundcloud: Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Year: 2014

“Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful” – Daily Telegraph

“The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting” – The Guardian

“Nobody I have heard makes music anything like Bridie Jackson & The Arbour” – BBC 6 Music

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