Blair Dunlop, award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist, has now released 5 albums 2 eps and toured the globe. Though a celebrated singer and guitarist, what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed, gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’). Prior to this came 2014’s ‘House of Jacks’ and 2012 debut ‘Blight & Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting songwriters and performers. 2018 Blair saw the release of his 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’ on his own label to rave reviews.
Blair has toured extensively in Europe and Australia, appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK, and Port Fairy and Woodford in Australia. In 2021 he released his first live record, ‘Trails: Queensland’ which chronicled his ’19/’20 tour of Australia.
“An adept guitarist whose epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO
“Blair Dunlop’s fourth album finds him fully ensconced as a singer-songwriter of maturity and sophistication” RnR Magazine
“Notes From An Island really ought to give Blair Dunlop the wider exposure he deserves” RnR Magazine
“On his fourth full length LP, Notes From An Island, he develops a more mature sociopolitical undertone to his music.” Guitar Magazine
“Blair Dunlop could help bring the genre back to the forefront of the UK music scene.” Guitar Magazine
“The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction” The Independent
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