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Friday, December 15th, 2017
7:30 PM
7 RSVPs
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW WILL BE A STANDING SHOW WITH LIMITED SEATING ON THE BALCONY - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
Making his fourth annual pre-Christmas visit to the stunning Cruck Barn is the legendary Ian McNabb. Ian is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Previously the frontman of The Icicle Works, Ian has since embarked on a solo career and performed with Ringo Starr, Neil Young/Crazy Horse,[1] Mike Scott (of The Waterboys), and Danny Thompson of folk band Pentangle.
The Icicle Works had success in the UK with the top 20 single "Love Is A Wonderful Colour" in 1983. They also hit the top 40 in North America with the single "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" in 1984.
Head Like a Rock (the solo album he recorded with Neil Young's legendary band, Crazy Horse) was subsequently nominated for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize, and although M People would end up taking the award home, the attendant publicity surrounding the award-nominated album propelled Head Like A Rock into the UK album charts, where it peaked at No. 29.
In 2005, McNabb successfully pushed a single, "Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To" to No. 38 on the UK charts. This was McNabb's highest-ever chart placing as a solo artist, and his biggest hit since The Icicle Works' "Love Is a Wonderful Colour" reached No. 15 in early 1984, a span of over 21 years.
Recently, when Neil Young & Crazy Horse came to Liverpool Echo Arena, Neil asked Ian to open the show!
Raconteur, amazing vocalist, stunning guitarist and one of the finest singer-songwriters the UK has ever produced - Ian McNabb is a must-see.
All the previous shows at the Cruck Barn have sold out in record time - and we're sure that this one (celebrating the release of his latest and best solo album 'Star Smile Strong') will be no exception!
Book early to avoid disappointment!

Plumhall
Quotes:

"I'm a bit of a sucker for a powerfully played acoustic guitar and Plumhall deliver exactly that, twice over. Both Nick & Michelle possess voices that could easily be the focus of the duo, combined they deliver a mighty force. Smart lyric writing and wonderful harmonies set them above most of their contemporaries. Add to all that their easy stage manner and you've got yourself a great show. In all the acoustic touring that Erica Nockalls and I have done in recent years, it is rare indeed that we get to see writers and performers of such distinction."
MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS - THE WONDER STUFF

"Great stuff... a great duo"
DAVE PEGG - FAIRPORT CONVENTION

"A fine duo - go and see them if you get the chance"
STEVE KNIGHTLEY - SHOW OF HANDS

"Respect to Nick Hall and Michelle Plum. Great people, great artists..."
IAN McNABB - THE ICICLE WORKS/MERCURY PRIZE NOMINATED SOLO ARTIST

Energy and joie de vivre...articulate, penetrating lyrics with captivating melodies and irresistible choruses...arresting vocals and that big distinctive acoustic sound"
R2 MAGAZINE (read the full review)

"Feisty song writers...immediate comparisons are Richard and Linda Thompson and The Lilac Time"
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST (read the full review)

"The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with....a real sense of passion and attack"
FATEA MAGAZINE (read the full review)

"Like watching Springsteen and Emmylou - awesome"
STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH - RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY/THE TROUBADOURS