Guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore and his partner Candice Night’s band Blackmore’s Night, who Ritchie explains, play ‘renaissance rock with a lot of folk and balladesque influences,’ will perform tracks from their highly acclaimed new ‘The Village Lanterne’ album for the first time in the UK at the following shows:-
June 10th Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
Ritchie and Candice formed Blackmore’s Night, an ensemble dedicated to blending rock, folk and 16th century melodies in homage to the music of the Renaissance era, a decade ago. Combining acoustic and electric guitars, strings and a variety of Renaissance era instruments with Candice Night’s enchanting voice, Blackmore's Night have since released five highly acclaimed studio albums, 'Shadow Of The Moon' (1997), 'Under A Violet Moon' (1999) and 'Fires At Midnight' (2001), ‘Ghost Of A Rose’ (2003), and ‘The Village Lanterne’ (2006).
‘The Village Lanterne’ contains 14 captivating medieval oriented music compositions, including ‘Mond Tanz / Child In Time’, a reinterpretation of Deep Purple’s massive hit ‘Child In Time’, a haunting new version of Rainbow’s classic ‘Street Of Dreams’, and a reworking of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets Of London’.
Blackmore’s Night, who perform in medieval costume, and encourage their audience to ‘dress in garb’, promise a fantastic evening of Candice Night’s gorgeous, haunting vocals, perfectly framed by classic Renaissance acoustic instrumentation and Ritchie Blackmore’s virtuoso guitar playing.