Charlie on stage

CHARLIE Dore, one of the UK s most respected singer-songwriters will be performing at High Barn on Friday. Initially a highly original solo artist (her self-written single Pilot Of The Airwaves reached number 13 on the Billboard chart back in 1980), she w

CHARLIE Dore, one of the UK's most respected singer-songwriters will be performing at High Barn on Friday.

Initially a highly original solo artist (her self-written single Pilot Of The Airwaves reached number 13 on the Billboard chart back in 1980), she went on to wider commercial marketplace, and with great success.

Among the artists who have used her songs are: Tina Turner, Celine Dion, George Harrison, Barry Manilow, Lisa Stansfield, UB40, Sheena Easton and Hayley Westenra. In 1992 Jimmy Nail had a UK number one hit with Ain't No Doubt, which she co-wrote.

On Friday night, she will be performing a set including songs from her latest album Cuckoo Hill, which she describes as being 'revolutionary and diverse'.

"I liked the freedom of going from 'Captain of Industry', which is just a schoolroom piano and brass band, to a tabla-based groove with Guy Barker's trumpet on top on 'Your Lover Called'," she said.

Charlie will be recording the 7.30pm concert for a broadcast later on in the year. Tickets cost £12.50 each and are available by calling 01371-811291 and also will be on sale on the evening of the gig.