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Mary Lattimore’s show at Gosforth Civic Theatre last June was an entrancing spectacle, an exhibit of delectable celestial splendour which left all present yearning for more…

Fortunately, the L.A. harpist’s return has come sooner than we could possibly have hoped for, with another visit to Newcastle – this time the Star and Shadow Cinema – booked for Sunday 16th April. For fans old and new, the date presents a fresh opportunity to fall head over heels into Lattimore’s spellbinding world, woven through fragile, shimmering mastery of her instrument atop a bed of subtle, supplementary electronics. This delicate craft has culminated in serene collections such as Hundreds of Days (2018) and Silver Ladders (2020) – records which have established her as a stellar, envelope-pushing artist in her own right, having previously made her name collaborating with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile.

A natural choice as support, local multi-instrumentalist Faye MacCalman offers her own line in transcendent soundplay. Predictably unpredictable, the Archipelago leader’s immersive patchworks of sax, clarinet, synth and voice are moulded into mind-bending experimental forms – soon to be granted their own platform on her in-the-works solo debut. Grab a bev, ease your mind, and allow these two superlative artists to transport it somewhere else entirely…

Mary Lattimore takes to the stage at Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle on Sunday 16th April.


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