Legendary folk singer returns

Returning legend of British folk music Vashti Bunyan has confirmed a series of British tour dates.

Vashti Bunyan was, for almost three decades, lost to the world of music. Born in London, the aspiring singer entered Oxford University in the early 60s in order to study fine art. Expelled for failing to turn up to classes, the singer instead spent her days dreaming and writing her own pastoral visions of folk music.

Beginning to make a name for herself, Vashti Bunyan was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham who attempted to craft a pop direction for the singer. Clearly uncomfortable with this, the relationship ended when Bunyan ran away to a commune founded by fellow folk type Donovan.

Crafting her own unique brand of folk derived songwriting, Vashti Bunyan finally entered a recording studio in 1969 to work on her debut album. Released as 'Just Another Diamond Day' the album received warm reviews but did not become the success she hoped for.

Retreating to a life in rural Ireland, 'Just Another Diamond Day' took on a life of its own. A cult classic it found a new audience with the rise of wyrd folk types such as Devendra Banhart with the title track even being used on a television advert.

Discovered living on a remote farm, Vashti Bunyan re-entered the music industry with 'Lookaftering' in 2005. Picking up almost exactly where she left off, the singer proved that she could still craft a bewitching blend of British folk.

Currently working on new material, Vashti Bunyan is set to take part in a series of concert in January titled 'Way To Blue' - a tribute to Nick Drake. After this the singer will travel to Japan for a number of concerts before returning to Britain in April.

Vashti Bunyan will play:

20 Glasgow Celtic Connections
21 Brighton Dome
22 London Barbican
23 Warwick Arts Centre

8 Bristol St Georges
9 Leeds Howard Assembly Room
10 Brighton St Georges Church
11 London Union Chapel

2 Manchester RNCM Concert Hall
4 Bracknell South Hill Park Arts Centre

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