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Barbara’s still a star after all these years: Barbara Dickson coming to Hunstanton

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One of Britain’s best-loved musicians is set to give a new twist to many of the songs in her back catalogue this spring as she comes to perform in Hunstanton as part of her nationwide tour.

Barbara Dickson will share a wide range of music when she takes to the stage at the Princess Theatre on Sunday, February 24.

As well as singing with a live band, she will also be playing guitar and piano for some numbers.

Barbara said a lot of different musical genres are in store: “There will be Another Suitcase In Another Hall from my stage career, some Beatles, there is Gerry Rafferty because of my connection with him and my album of his songs, some traditional music which is where I came from and part of who I am, and the pop songs that people would expect,” she said.

Barbara Dickson (6991365)
Barbara Dickson (6991365)

Many of the songs will be re-imagined and Barbara is promising a stripped back show where her music takes centre-stage.

She explains: “It is quite acoustic. It is not big productions with big lights. It is not an 80s-fest because I started as a professional folk musician back in 1968 and I have ended up now recording and looking at songs from all sorts of backgrounds, so it is a really varied performance.”

Born in Dunfermline in Scotland, Barbara loved music from an early age, studying piano from the age of five and guitar from 12.

She later moved to Edinburgh, becoming a part-time folk musician before taking the plunge and taking on the role permanently in 1968.

She worked with the likes of Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty before a chance meeting with the playwright Willy Russell saw her take on a parallel career as a theatre performer in the likes of Blood Brothers.

Barbara also enjoyed a host of chart hits including Another Suitcase In Another Hall, Answer Me, Caravan, and January February.

Most recently, she re-worked many of her biggest hits with musician John O’Hara, known for his work with Jethro Tull, and performed them with the world-renowned Carducci String Quartet on her 2018 album Through Line.

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