Thea Gilmore and Mary Coughlan move Pocklington Arts Centre concerts to 2021

Hat’s off to a new date: Thea Gilmore looks ahead to her re-arranged Pocklington solo show in October 2021

OXFORD singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore will play Pocklington Arts Centre on October 8 2021 on her first ever completely solo tour.

Held back by 12 months in response to the global pandemic, Thea, 40, now will be touring in September and October next year rather than this autumn.

In 2019, she released her fourth successive chart album, Small World Turning. Songs from all stages of a career stretching beyond two decades will make up her 2021 set, performed on guitar, keyboard and loop station

Since first stepping out aged 18, Gilmore has released18 albums and six EPs;  collaborated with “roots royalty” Billy Bragg, Joan Baez and The Waterboys; performed on BBC Radio 2 with Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and contributed songs to the soundtrack of the BAFTA-winning film Bait.

Third time luck of the Irish: first April, then September, now next April for Mary Coughlan’s Pocklington gig

“Like so many other shows, sadly Thea’s 2020 performance at PAC has been postponed, but all original tickets have been transferred to the new date and customers are being contacted by PAC staff,” says venue manager James Duffy.

Meanwhile, Irish jazz and blues chanteuse Mary Coughlan is re-arranging her Pocklington gig for a second time. First, she switched from April 21 to September 23 2020; now she has put PAC in her diary for April 23 2021. Again, staff will be in touch with ticket holders.

Coughlan, 64, is sticking to a September release for her new autobiographical album, Life Stories, preceded by a single this month, Two Breaking Into One.