“Callaghan”- Wednesday 18th April 2018

“Breathtaking…absolutely incredible” is how BBC London’s Gaby Roslin described a recent live performance by Callaghan. Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins, since then she’s been performing and winning fans all across the USA.

Back home in the UK the BBC’s Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”. BBC Radio 2 have also given strong support play listing three singles Best Year, We Don’t Have to Change The World and Last Song, from her most recent studio album A History of Now.

Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives.

A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album. Callaghan jumped on a plane headed for Atlanta.

Since then she’s been constantly on the road touring across 47 states and headlining in multiple US cities. The US music magazine No Depression says of her live show “Callaghan’s voice truly sets her music apart…nothing short of stunning”.

Over the last two years she’s played live on Clare Balding’s Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2, with Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms on BBC London, and on regional radio across the UK. She’s also appeared at festivals including the Secret Garden Party, SummerTyne, Celtic Connections, Cornbury and the Cambridge Folk Fest.

The latest chapter of Callaghan’s US journey has taken her to LA to collaborate with Jeff Fair & Starr Parodi, producers who have worked at the pinnacle of the movie soundtrack industry on Mission Impossible and Bond Movies, and Anthony Resta who has previously produced Blondie, Duran Duran and Elton John.

Her latest EP The Other Side released in June offering listeners a blend of soaring vocals, epic production and emotional lyrics. Two further EPs are being written and recorded in LA and will release between now and Callaghan’s April tour.

Tickets £13.50adv

Ticket Line 0117 9299008

Online tickets – www.seetickets.com/event/callaghan-at-chapel-arts-in-cheltenham/chapel-arts/1162014

Doors open 7pm

support stage time 7.30pm

Callaghan stage time 8.30pm – 10pm

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We are delighted to announce our upcoming event

MINING PERCEPTIONS by Sally Fawkes and Alex Ho at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Preview - Friday 15th June, 6.30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will continue thereafter from the 13th to the 30th June 2018.

This innovative exhibition is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between renowned glass artist Sally Fawkes and Oxbridge composer Alex Ho. The centrepiece of this exhibition is a multi-sensory music and video experience created by both artists, surrounded by glass sculptures, drawings and photographs by Sally.

The project takes as its starting point an expedition Sally undertook in 2016 to Scandinavia where she spent a month sailing along the coastline of northern Norway aboard a tall ship, observing and recording her response to the extraordinarily powerful environs. Her experiences were as much physical as visual and it is therefore perhaps unsurprising that Sally was drawn to the idea of a multi-sensory exhibition to capture those experiences artistically

We are also delighted to have an exhibition of works by local artist Sallie Taylor. A collection of etchings, oils and drawings illustrate moments and conversations that accompanied her travels through the English countryside.

13th to the 30th June 2018