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Arcade

Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes

New date: Thu 8 April 2021, 8pm

In response to government advice regarding COVID-19, this event has been re-scheduled from 22 April 2020 to Thu 8 April 2021.

If you have tickets you do not need to do anything, all tickets remain valid for the new date. If you can no longer attend, please email the Box Office on hexagonboxoffice@gmail.com to request a refund by the end of April 2020. You can also choose your refund in the form of a credit to your Reading Arts Account that can be used towards any future booking. Your credit will be valid for an extended period of 3 years giving you even more opportunity to enjoy a fantastic show with us in the future.

As you will be aware, this is a very difficult time and our staff are fielding an unprecedented number of enquiries, so please bear with us. If you haven't received your refund after 30 days please re-contact the box office.

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For the first time Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes are joining forces to tour, write and record an album of original material together. Between them they have been nominated for multiple BBC Folk Awards, SAY awards, Irish music awards and played for First Ministers and US Presidents.This new collaboration will see the pair work under the name “Arcade”.

Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. From her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that has earned her rave reviews for her records and Live performances.

The girl from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.

“A voice that’s both awestruck and tender” The New York Times

Edinburgh based singer song writer Adam Holmes with his band The Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.

Adam’s musical education began in the infamous folk clubs of Edinburgh taken along by his mother, a huge fan of UK folk music. He witnessed the legendary live sessions that took place. His father’s influence was equally strong, a love of classic American singer songwriters (notably Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt) which he passed onto to his son, now evident in the transatlantic quality to Adam’s music.