Belfast singer/songwriter Anthony Toner is back on the road with a brand new album, Miles & Weather, his sixth collection of original material, and he will be playing songs from the new album as well as old favourites, at Down Arts Centre on Friday 22 May at 8pm.[caption id="attachment_56595" align="alignleft" width="390"] Belfast singer Anthony Toner will be singing songs from his new album in the Down arts Centre.[/caption]
There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since Anthony last took to the road. As always, expect some background material and shared experiences, superb guitar playing and singing and songs that will move and inspire. Reaction to the new material has been strong during recent performances, but the repertoire will feature the new material alongside old favourites such as ‘Sailortown’, ‘Well Well Well’ and ‘East of Louise’.
Anthony’s last collection, Sing Under the Bridges, was short-listed for the Northern Ireland Music Prize. The new collection deals with themes of distance, connection and disconnection, wear and tear – as the title track says: ‘a conversation between distance and love’.
Anthony is a firm favourite with Down Arts Centre audiences. Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Chairperson Naomi Bailie said: “We’re delighted to have Anthony return to Down Arts Centre as part of this country-wide album launch tour. We know that as always he will deliver a night of great songs, wonderful guitar playing and good craic.”
Described as ‘A masterful composer whose songs are meticulously crafted, poetic and suffused with compassion, warmth and wisdom’ (Trevor Hodgett, Culture NI website), Anthony has a reputation of converting audiences to friends wherever he goes. To purchase tickets (£12 / £10) and for further information on any Down Arts Centre events, please contact the box office on 028 4461 0747 or visit:www.downartscentre.com]]>