You may remember we have been covering Glenfiddich’s partnership with Richard Hawley on our site.
Well, the final two tracks from Hawley’s new EP – Dufftown Songs – were released yesterday on www.glenfiddich.co.uk, where fans can download them for free, win tickets to an intimate live performance and watch exclusive footage of Richard in the studio.
The new tracks are called “The River” and “Opening the Bottle” and represent a new direction for Hawley, who recently called The River “one of the favourite pieces of music I have ever written.”
The world exclusive live premiere of the “Dufftown Songs” will take place at the Albannach in Trafalgar Square on 6th December, where Richard and a select group of musicians will be performing the new tracks plus additional songs from Richard’s extensive back catalogue.
(Tickets to the invitation-only gig are available from www.glenfiddich.co.uk/richardhawley ).
Of his work Richard says:
“I get my inspiration from a wide range of places, so it’s been a real challenge to capture and convey the magical way Glenfiddich transform water into whisky. The live performance is going to be really exciting – these are complex and innovative new tracks which will be a challenge to pull off live.”
The artists on “Dufftown Songs” include harpist, Julia Thornton, David Coulter on musical saw, Shez Sheridan on guitar and Kate St. John on cor anglais and other instruments.
If you’d like more information, behind the scenes imagery and details of the partnership, check out www.glenfiddich.co.uk/richardhawley.