Eddi Reader gigs

Historical listing

forthcoming gigs

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historical listing


  • dates in normal text are those known to Honeychildren to have taken place,
  • dates in small light text are known not to have taken place,
  • dates in italics are from advertisments etc. and probably did take place really – we’re just not certain, that’s all!
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date day place
(UK unless stated)
venue notes

1992 ‘Mirmama’ tour
1992-03-05  Th Aberdeen Arts Centre
1992-03-07   Sa Forres Town Hall
1992-03-08   Su   Perth Salutation Hotel
1992-03-10   Tu Edinburgh Calton Studios
1992-06-03   W Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
1992-06-04   Th Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
1992-06-07   Su Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
1992-06-08   M Tokyo, Japan PARCO Theater
1992-06-09   Tu Tokyo, Japan PARCO Theater
1992-06-10   W Tokyo, Japan PARCO Theater
1992-06-12   F Tokyo, Japan Club Quattro
1992-06-13   Sa Kawasaki, Japan Club Citta

1992-07-31/P3D Cambridge Folk Festival advertised as ‘Eddi Reader and the Patron Saints of Imperfection’

possibly there was a short ‘preview’ tour for the “Eddi Reader” album, ending at
1994-05-08   Su Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s

1994 Eddi Reader tour (the ‘Hush’ tour?)
1994-07-03   Su Liverpool Everyman
1994-07-04   M Manchester Royal Exchange
1994-07-05   Tu Newcastle Playhouse
1994-07-07   Th London Forum
1994-07-08   F Cambridge Corn Exchange
1994-07-10   Su Nottingham Theatre Royal
1994-07-11   M Glasgow Garage
1994-07-12   Tu Aberdeen Lemon Tree
1994-07-14   Th Leeds Irish Centre
1994-07-15   F Stratford Phoenix Festival
1994-07-16   Sa Dublin, Eire Tivoli
1994-09-17   Sa Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Koukaido
1994-09-18   Su Tokyo, Japan Club Quattro
1994-09-20   Tu Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
1994-09-21   W Osaka, Japan Club Quattro

anyone know of any 1995 dates to go in here, please?

1996 Candyfloss & Medicine tour
1996-07-22   M Norwich Waterfront
1996-07-24   W Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
1996-07-25   Th London Shepherds Bush

1996-07-31   W Portsmouth Wedgewood rooms
1996-08-01   Th Leeds Irish Centre postponed
1996-08-05   M Cambridge Corn Exchange postponed
1996-08-06   Tu Manchester University postponed
1996-08-10   Sa Cropredy Fairport Convention
Cropredy Festival
appearance cancelled
1996-08-13   Tu Aberdeen Music Hall postponed
1996-08-14   W Edinburgh Queen’s Hall postponed
1996-08-16   F Glasgow The Old Fruit Market postponed
1996-08-17   Sa Guildford Stoke Park Folk & Blues Festival
1996-08-19   M Ross-on-Wye Festival
1996-08-20   Tu Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1996-08-31   Sa Dublin, Eire Whelans
1996-09-01   Su Belfast Ulster Hall Belfast Folk Festival
1996-09-04   W Manchester University
1996-09-05   Th Cambridge Corn Exchange ?
1996-09-16   M Aberdeen The Beach Ballroom recorded for TV/video
1996-09-17   Tu Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
1996-09? Glasgow? The Old Fruit Market?
1996-10-08   Tu Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
1996-10-09   W Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
1996-10-11   F Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Koukaido
1996-10-12   Sa Tokyo, Japan Club Quattro

1997-01-28   Tu Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Celtic Connections)
1997-02-21   F Dublin, Eire Olympia
1997-02-22   Sa Galway, Eire ?
1997-06 London Finsbury Park Fleadh 2 songs in Donal Lunny’s set
1997-06   Glastonbury Festival backing Donal Lunny

1997 Boo and Eddi’s ‘acoustic’ tour
1997-08-03   Su Cork, Eire

1997-08-05   Tu Liverpool

1997-08-06   W Cambridge The Boat Race
1997-08-08   F Wolverhampton The Varsity
1997-08-10   Su Sheffield

1997-08-11   M Middlesboro ?
1997-08-12   Tu Edinburgh Palladium
1997-08-14   Th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
1997-08-15   F Dundee ?
1997-08-17   Su Ross-on-Wye ?
1997-08-19   Tu Harlesden, London Mean Fiddler
1997-08-20   W Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

support for   The Levellers ‘Mouth to mouth’ tour :
1997-09-28   Su Southampton Guildhall
1997-09-29   M Exeter University
1997-10-01   W London Forum
1997-10-02   Th London Forum
Eddi and Boo were the support act on the The Levellers’s European dates 1997-10-14 to 1997-10-29 (venues not known)

1997-12-16   Tu Harlesden, London Mean Fiddler (MF 15th anniversary celebrations)

1998 ‘Angels & electricity’ launch tour
1998-05-05   Tu Glasgow Dillons, Argyll Street
1998-05-06   W Manchester Dillons
1998-05-12   Tu Birmingham Dillons, New Street
1998-05-13   W Cambridge Dillons
1998-05-14   Th London Dillons, Trafalgar Sq

1998 ‘Angels & electricity’ tour
1998-09-17   Th Porstmouth Wedgewood Rooms
1998-09-18   F London Shepherds Bush Empire
1998-09-20   Su Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
1998-09-21   M Manchester University
1998-09-22   Tu Leeds Irish Centre
1998-09-24   Th Newcastle Riverside
1998-09-25   F Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
1998-09-27   Su Edinburgh Festival Theatre
1998-09-28   M Aberdeen Music Hall
1998-10-09   F Tokyo, Japan Garden Hall
1998-10-10   Sa Tokyo, Japan Garden Hall
1998-10-12   M Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
1998-10-13   Tu Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
1998-10-31   Sa Dublin, Eire Olympia Theatre
1998-11-02   M Wavendon The Stables
1998-11-03   Tu Cheltenham The Attic
1998-11-04   W Oxford The Zodiac
1998-11-06   F Cambridge Folk Club
1998-11-07   Sa Luton Artezium
1998-11-09   M York Fibbers
1998-11-10   Tu Hanley Stage
1998-11-12   Th Leicester Princess Charlotte
1998-11-13   F Hull Adelphi
1998-11-14   Sa Glasgow Castlemilk folk festival
1998-11-16   M Liverpool Mask Theatre
1998-11-17   Tu Coleford Forest Theatre
1998-11-18   W Bristol Fleece and Firkin
1998-11-20   F Tunbridge Wells Forum
1998-11-21   Sa Blackheath, London Concert hall
1998-11-22   Su Norwich Waterfront
1998-11-24   Tu Maidstone Union bar
1998-11-25   W Hastings Crypt
1998-11-26   Th Reading Alleycat
1998-11-28   Sa Colchester Arts Centre
1998-11-29   Su Northampton Roadmenders
1998-11-30   M Middlesborough Cornerhouse

1998-12-29   Tu Edinburgh Cathedral
1999-01-27   W Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s
1999-03-18   Th Harlesden, London Mean Fiddler

Reader – Gregson – Hewerdine
1999 ‘Compass Records’ east-coast dates
1999-04-29   Th Philadelphia, PA, USA Tin Angel
1999-04-30   F New York, NY, USA Mercury Lounge
1999-05-02   Su Cambridge, MA, USA House of Blues
1999-05-05   W Northampton, MA, USA Iron Horse

1999-07-10   Sa Finsbury, London Finsbury Park Fleadh
1999-07-11   Su Watford
Rainbow festival
1999-09-22   W St Ives, Cornwall ?
1999-10-25   M Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s
1999-10-26   Tu Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s
1999-10-27   W Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s appearance cancelled
1999-10-28   Th Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s appearance cancelled
1999-10-29   F Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s
1999-10-30   Sa Birmingham Ronnie Scott’s

2000-05-12   F Penzance Acorn R–G–H
2000-05-27   Sa Aberdeen Lemon Tree? R–G–H
2000-07-27   Th Cambridge Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge Folk Festival
2000-07-28   F Cambridge Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge Folk Festival extra show
2000-08-10   Th Stalybridge ? R–G–H?
2000-08-28   M Bolton Octagon Theatre R–G–H

2001-01-24   W Glasgow, Scotland Strathclyde Suite,
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
supporting Colin Reid
Celtic connections

2001 ‘Simple soul’ tour
2001-01-25   Th Glasgow, Scotland Old Fruit Market Celtic connections
support: Remedy
2001-01-26   F Aberdeen, Scotland Lemon Tree
2001-01-27   Sa Glasgow, Scotland Borders bookshop BBC Radio 2, multiple bill
2001-01-28   Su Edinburgh, Scotland Queen’s Hall
2001-01-29   M Stirling, Scotland Albert Halls
2001-02-01   Th London Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf tracks from this gig were released on the ‘official bootleg’ album Live

2001 ‘Spring’ tour
2001-03-23   F Cambridge Corn Exchange
2001-03-24   Sa Spalding South Holland Centre
2001-03-25   Su Burgess Hill Martlets Hall
2001-03-27   Tu Reading Concert Hall
2001-03-28   W Worcester Huntingdon Hall
2001-03-29   Th Liverpool Neptune Theatre
2001-03-31   Sa Milton Keynes Stables
2001-04-01   Su Manchester Lowry
2001-04-03   Tu Ebbw Vale Beaufort Theatre
2001-04-04   W Newark Palace Theatre
2001-04-05   Th Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
2001-04-07   Sa Beverley Picture House
2001-04-08   Su South Shields Customs House
2001-04-10   Tu Leeds City Varieties
2001-04-11   W Islington, London Union Chapel
2001-04-12   Th Fareham Ferneham Halls

2001-06-21   Th Glasgow Cottier Theatre West End Festival
2001-06-22   F Glasgow Cottier Theatre West End Festival
2001-07-11   W London Cabot Square, Canary Wharf trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid; free outdoor lunchtime show
2001-07-14   Sa Croydon Lloyd Park trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid
2001-08-05   Su Guildford Guildford Festival www.guildford-live.co.uk
2001-08-10   F Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Folk Festival workshops and live performance; trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid? Details to be confirmed.
2001-08-11   Sa Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Folk Festival
2001-08-12   Su Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Folk Festival
2001-08-25   Sa Ross on Wye International Festival trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid? visit http://www.festival.org.uk/
2001-08-26   Su Cheltenham Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse Trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid? visit www.greenbelt.org.uk

2001 ‘Autumn’ tour
2001-10-07   Su Dublin, Eire HQ Club
2001-10-09   Tu Bristol Fleece and Firkin
2001-10-10   W Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
2001-10-12   F Bilston, Wolverhampton Robin 2
2001-10-13   Sa Brighton Corn Exchange
2001-10-17   W Liverpool Neptune Theatre
2001-10-19   F Newcastle Opera House
2001-10-20   Sa Edinburgh Liquid Room
2001-10-21   Su Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
2001-10-23   Tu Glasgow Club Arta
2001-10-24   W Glasgow Club Arta
2001-10-25   Th Dunfermline Carnegie Hall
2001-10-26   F Inverness Eden Court Theatre
2001-10-28   Su Northampton Roadmender
2001-10-29   M York Opera House originally booked for 2001-10-28
2001-10-30   Tu Shepherds Bush, London Shepherds Bush Empire

2001-11-09   F Belfast, Northern Ireland Queen's Whitla Hall Belfast Festival: Colin Reid and friends (Eddi Reader as guest)
2002-02-13   W Glasgow St Andrews in the Square City of Love Festival, showtime 20:00

2002 ‘Australia and Japan’ tour
2002-03-08   F Melbourne, Australia Cornish Arms preview gig
2002-03-09   Sa Port Fairy, Australia Port Fairy Folk Festival www.portfairyfolkfestival.com
2002-03-10   Su Port Fairy, Australia Port Fairy Folk Festival www.portfairyfolkfestival.com
2002-03-14   Th Melbourne, Australia Cornish Arms
2002-03-15   F Sydney, Australia The Basement
2002-03-16   Sa Canberra, Australia Tilleys
2002-03-18   M Osaka, Japan Big Cat
2002-03-19   Tu Tokyo, Japan Laforet Museum
2002-03-20   W Tokyo, Japan Laforet Museum

2002-04-27   Sa Shetland
Shetland Festival
2002-04-28   Su Shetland
Shetland Festival
2002-05-03   F Culzean Castle Burns and a’ That Gala concert: Eddi singing a few songs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2002-05-04   Sa Ayr Spiegeltent Eddi sings Robbie Burns with accompanying musicians, 20-30 minutes

2002 ‘Spain’ tour
2002-05-28   Tu Cuenca, Spain Cuenca Teatro Auditorio Paseo del Huecar s/n 0034 969232797
2002-05-30   Th San Sebastian, Spain San Sebastian University Teatro Principal Donostia-San Sebastián Calle Nagusia 1 (Tickets on the door only)
2002-05-31   F Onate, Spain Café Teatro El Tilo Trucios Calle Lehendakari Aguirre, 36
2002-06-01   Sa Bilbao, Spain Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao Calle Abandoibarra 4

2002-06-09   Su Newark Riverside Park Newark on Water festival (trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid)
2002-07-22   M Dublin, Eire Whelan’s
2002-07-23   Tu Galway, Eire Galway Arts Festival showtime: 9.30pm
2002-07-24   W Waterford, Eire The Forum showtime: 9.30pm
2002-07-25   Th Wexford, Eire Talbot Hotel
2002-07-27   Sa Trowbridge Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield Trowbridge Festival
2002-08-10   Sa Banbury Cropredy Festival showtime: 15:30
2002-09-25   W Belfast, Northern Ireland The Mike Harding Show on BBC Radio 2 trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid; three songs live. tTickets free
2002-10-31   Th Omagh, Northern Ireland St Joseph’s Hall, James Street Omagh Festival; trio with Boo Hewerdine and Colin Reid?; showtime: 21:00
2002-12-23   M Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

2003 ‘Burns launch’ tour
2003-01-24   F Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Celtic Connections Festival: ‘Eddi Reader Sings Robert Burns’ with performers from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Burns Night Eve
2003-02-02   Su Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Celtic Connections Festival: ‘Eddi Reader Sings Robert Burns’ with performers from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra – EXTRA SHOW

2003 ‘Spain’ tour
2003-03-28   F Avenida De La Facultad(?), Spain Escolta Real(?)
2003-03-29   Sa Madrid, Spain Sala Suristan
2003-03-30   Su Bilbao, Spain Palacio Euskalduna

2003-04-17   Th Fareham Ferneham Hall Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival (support: Jackie Leven)

2003 ‘Burns tour’
2003-05-08   Th Ayr Cristal Palace, Wellington Square
2003-05-09   F Ayr Culzean Castle
2003-05-12   M Stirling Tolbooth
2003-05-13   Tu Kircaldy Adam Smith
2003-05-14   W Birnam, Dunkeld Dunkeld Bay Arts Centre
2003-05-16   F Skye Aros (two shows)
2003-05-17   Sa Inverness Eden Court
2003-05-18   Su Aberdeen Music Hall
2003-05-20   Tu Haddington Corn Exchange
2003-05-21   W Glasgow Pavilion postponed to 2003-06-19; tickets bought for this date valid for the new one
2003-05-22   Th Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
2003-05-24   Sa Newcastle Opera House Doors: 19:30
2003-05-25   Su Salford, Manchester Lowry Doors: 19:30
2003-05-26   M Leeds Varieties Doors: 19:30
2003-05-28   W Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-05-29   Th Sheffield City Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-05-30   F Loughborough Loughborough Town Hall
2003-05-31   Sa Coventry Warwick Arts Centre Doors: 19:30
2003-06-02   M Worcester Huntingdon Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-06-04   W Burgess Hill Martlets Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-06-05   Th Islington, London Union Chapel Doors: 19:30
2003-06-07   Sa Milton Keynes The Stables Doors: 19:30
2003-06-08   Su Bristol Colston Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-06-09   M Newark Palace Theatre Doors: 19:30
2003-06-11   W King's Lynn Corn Exchange Doors: 19:30
2003-06-12   Th Cambridge Corn Exchange Doors: 19:30
2003-06-13   F Canterbury Marlowe Theatre Doors 19:30
2003-06-15   Su Reading Concert Hall Doors: 19:30
2003-06-16   M Winchester Theatre Royal Doors: 19:30
2003-06-17   Tu Croydon Ashcroft Theatre Doors: 19:30
2003-06-19   Th Glasgow Pavilion moved from 21 May; original tickets valid

2003-08-23   Sa Bridgnorth ? Bridgnorth Folk Festival
2003-08-24   Su Leicester Leicester Cathedral Doors: 20:00
2003-09-04   Th Cork, Eire Everyman Palace Theatre Cork Festival; cancelled
2003-09-07   Su Falkirk The Dobbie Hall cancelled
2003-11-01   Sa Belfast, Northern Ireland Queen’s Whitla Hall Belfast Festival
2003-11-12   W The Hague, Netherlands ? Crossing Border Festival; www.crossingborder.nl/uk/start.php
2004-03-16   Tu Dublin, Eire St Patrick Gig, Vicar Street St Patrick’s Festival

2004 ‘Japan’ tour
2004-07-04   Su Tokyo, Japan Laforet Museum (Roppongi?) showtime: 18:00; Smash, http://smash-jpn.com/
2004-07-06   Tu Osaka, Japan Blue Note http://osaka-bluenote.co.jp/
2004-07-07   W Osaka, Japan Blue Note
2004-07-09   F Nagoya, Japan Blue Note http://www.nagoya-bluenote.com/
2004-07-10   Sa Nagoya, Japan Blue Note
2004-07-12   M Fukuoka, Japan Blue Note http://fukuoka-bluenote.com/
2004-07-13   Tu Fukuoka, Japan Blue Bote

2004-07-31   Sa Sidmouth festival? appearing with Kate Rusby
2004-08-01   Su Regent’s Park, London
appearing with Kate Rusby
2004-08-25   W Tønder, Denmark Danish folk festival more information at www.tf.dk

2004 ‘Autumn’ tour
2004-09-09   Th Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
2004-09-10   F Dunfermline Carnegie Hall
2004-09-11   Sa Blairgowrie Town Hall
2004-09-13   M Findhorn Universal Hall
2004-09-14   Tu Clashmore, Dornoch Carnegie Hall
2004-09-15   W Ullapool McVale Centre
2004-09-17   F Stornoway,
Isle Of Lewis
Town Hall
2004-09-18   Sa Portree,
Isle Of Skye
Aros Centre
2004-09-19   Su Inverness Eden Court Theatre

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