Bridie Jackson and the Arbour

Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are a four piece contemporary folk/acoustic band based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Their debut album, Bitter Lullabies was released in January 2012 to a sold out album launch at The Sage Gateshead (Hall Two). They partnered with Debt Records to release two singles in 2013: the double A-Side Scarecrow / All You Love Is All You Are in February, and Prolong in June.

The band's second album, New Skin, was released on 5 May 2014, and received a 4-star review in The Mail on Sunday.

They were the winners of the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition 2013[1] and performed 5 times over the weekend on different stages including the Acoustic, Avalon and Bandstand stages.[2][3]

The band has received play on BBC Radio One, Radio Two, Radio Three and Radio 6 Music, and also on Amazing Radio. They have featured live in session on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends show with Clive Anderson,[4] BBC Radio 3's In Tune,[5] for Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music,[6] and on Dermot O'Leary's show on Radio Two.[7]

In February 2013 they were awarded an Arts Council England grant for their Music In Museums[8] project with events running in Summer 2013. In the same year, they also received a Musician's Benevolent Fund Emerging Excellence Award[9] and won a City Music Foundation award.[10]

In the summer of 2013 they were featured as The Guardian's New Band Up North,[11] and in The Telegraph's New Faces column.

In 2014, Jackson was commissioned to write the music for a new opera for Streetwise Opera. [12]

In February 2015 Bridie Jackson and The Arbour received the Women Make Music award from the PRS for Music Foundation. [13]

In April 2015 the band released a new single, Far From The Tree, and donated some of the proceeds to the charity The Epilepsy Society. [14]


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