Eddi Reader comes to Oban to celebrate 40 years on stage

Eddi reader comes to Oban's Corran halls on her 40 Years Live tour this September Picture by Sean Purser SP_T31_EddiReader

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Eddi Reader, one of Scotland’s all-time greatest female voices and performers, returns to the Corran Halls this September as part of a country-wide tour.

The Oban date for Eddi’s 40 Years Live tour is September 2 – other venues at Greenock, Kilmarnock, Dundee, Huntly, Inverness and Galashiels.

At each concert, Eddi will be reminiscing and sharing the music of the past four decades, while looking forward to more ahead.

She said: ‘I’m delighted to be bringing this special show to fans in Oban this autumn.

‘The past 40 years have been a remarkable experience. I still can’t believe it has been that long. I’ve been lucky to meet and work with incredible musicians over the years, many of whom have become life-long friends.

‘I’ve also witnessed a lot of change in the industry; the coming and going of many folk. Throughout it all, the music itself, and my love of sharing it with people, has been the constant driving force.

‘It has been such a joy to play to so many crowds across the UK and Ireland this year and I’m really looking forward to this show.’

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of west Scotland, to achieving huge international success with her band Fairground Attraction, Eddi’s musical direction has taken numerous unexpected twists and turns.

First rising to prominence as a backing vocalist for bands including the Eurythmics and Gang of Four, Eddi joined Fairground Attraction, who stormed the charts in the late 1980s with their debut album First of a Million Kisses. Accompanying single Perfect was a number one hit in the UK and earned the band ‘Best Single’ at the 1989 BRIT Awards.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great work including highly acclaimed albums The Songs of Robert Burns and 2018’s Cavalier.

Over the past 40 years, Eddi has been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including folk, jazz, pop, world, punk and classical work with various orchestras.

To catch her on tour at the Corran Halls, Oban, on Friday September 2, go to https://eddireader.co.uk/gigs/.


Caption: Eddi reader comes to Oban’s Corran Halls as part of her 40 Years Live tour this September.
Photograph: Sean Purser.