Red Brick Road by Lauren Dalgleish
Profoundly personal and moving, melodic and inspirational, here are the songs that will tear at your heart strings, one note at a time. In this case, brilliant Scottish singer Lauren Dalgleish, offers the perfect example with her debut album ‘Red Brick Road’.
The Scottish songstress, offers an astonishing soundtrack that tells the until now untold story, based on the L. Frank Baum classic Wizard of Oz. This is the story of Dorothy’s mum Queen Jennifer, forced to flee her once proud land through the greed of the Ripas. To save herself and her new-born baby, she sends Dorothy to Kansas in a twister and sets off on her own journey to seek the only one who can help her to regain her kingdom, Lurline, Queen of the fairies, who created the land of Oz. With songs of triumph, heartache and redemption the album tells the story of Jennifer who with her three companions sets off on a different journey following the ‘Red Brick Road’. Co-written with her guitarist, award winning hit songwriter Robert Maitland, who also produced the album, it is receiving rave reviews and has already been featured as ‘Album of the Week’ on Celtic Music Radio who also produced a special one hour program about the album. Tracks include ‘Queen of Oz’, winning song at the UK Songwriting Festival and
‘Apparently’ as featured by Tom Robinson on BBC introducing.
Review - http://www.laurendalgleish.com/#red-brick-road-album-review
Narrow Plains, London based band on the rise
Hardwicke Circus live at The Dublin Castle, London Sat 21st Feb
Here are 3 tracks from the brand new album by Lauren Dalgleish. Based upon a prequel to L. Frank Baum's enchanting tale 'The Wizard of Oz' this soon to be published book is the story of Dorothy's mother...
It's set in an earlier period in the history of Oz and tells the tale of Queen Jennifer, her plight, and why she had to send her baby daughter Dorothy in a twister to Kansas…
A short extract will be included with both physical & downloaded copies of the album.
Last year Lauren garnered some deserved attention when 'Queen of Oz' was winning song at the UK Songwriting festival, airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show & the release of her eponymous 4-track EP.
Following a series of 'sold out' concerts her debut album 'Red Brick Road' was chosen as 'Album of the Week' at Celtic Music Radio. An hour long show about the album was also produced by Celtic Music Radio. Listen again here https://soundcloud.com/smart-indie/album-of-the-week-celtic-music-radio-show
The Thornhill Music Festival Friday 1st May 2015
A' The Airts, Sanquhar on Sun 18 January 2015 - album launch
Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill Fri 23 January - album launch
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 31 January 2015 - Celtic connections
The Big Burns Supper
official video for 'Those French Kisses'
Published on Apr 29, 2014
Glasgow based folkie Christopher James Sheridan, largely influenced by the American and British folk scenes of the 50's & 60's, has been writing and performing his own material since 2003.
from the album 'Fragmentality'