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Having enjoyed a refurb, increased its capacity and invested in an actual PA system, Durham’s Old Cinema Launderette is currently enjoying a string of tasty bookings. The likes of Withered Hand, Lætitia Sadier and Bridget St. John are certainly eye-catching names – as is that of Scottish songwriter Emma Pollock, who takes her place before the washing machines on Saturday 29th September for an evening of stripped-back delights, aided solely by long-time collaborator Graeme Smillie.

A popular figure north of the border, the singer and songwriter’s rise to prominence came as a key member of cult outfit The Delgados, who released five uniformly excellent albums, earned a Mercury nomination and founded Glasgow’s seminal Chemikal Underground label before their amiable split in 2005. The years since have been no less prolific. As well as co-founding folk supergroup The Burns Unit and establishing The Fruit Tree Foundation with Idlewild’s Rod Jones, Pollock has found time to deliver three solo records, the most recent of which – 2016’s In Search of Harperfield – was perhaps her best received to date. With support from local luminaries Cath & Phil Tyler and further exciting shows in the pipeline, you’ve ample opportunity to pay one of the region’s quirkiest, most intimate venues a visit!


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