RAF News 17 June, Edition 1538

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Royal Air Force News Friday, June 17, 2022 R'n'R 4


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GOOD MUSICAL PEDIGREE: Mabel's mum is pop star Neneh Cherry

LOST WORDS SPELL SONGS: (l-r) Jim Molyneux, Kris Drever, Seckou Keita, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Karine Polwart, Jackie Morris and Ju

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ABEL HAS revealed the release date for her second album About Last Night… out on July 15, featuring the singles Let Them Know and Good Luck. About Last Night…. follows the BRIT Award winner’s debut album High Expectations, which saw her catalogue surpass 4.5 billion streams. The new album was conceived between Mabel’s West London home, Angelic Studios in Oxford and Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter, who performed at the BBC’s Party at the Palace for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, will star in a headline show at London’s Somerset House on July 17 to celebrate the launch of About Last Night…. Just before the world went into lockdown, Mabel won her first BRIT award for British Female Solo Artist (which she collected exactly 30 years to the

day her mum, Neneh Cherry, won International Solo Artist in 1990). She presented her mother with her Icon Award at the NME Awards at the start of 2022. During lockdown Mabel temporarily moved back to her parent’s home and started to spend more time in the studio. She said: “I thought, let me just make music for myself again.” She added: “I feel truly confident for possibly the first time ever. I’ve lived a lot of my life caring about what other people might think and enough is enough. “Own who you are and stop being apologetic. It’s exhausting to apologise for your existence. What I love most about this album is its fearlessness. More than anything, it’s a really good pop record.” n Go to: mabelofficial.com and somersethouse.org.uk


OLK BY the Oak, the annual family-friendly, one day festival of live folk, roots and acoustic music, celebrates its fifteenth year when it returns to Hatfield House on Sunday, July 17. This year’s headliners are much-loved Scottish duo The Proclaimers, renowned for their global anthems such as I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter from America. They will also be performing newer material from their catalogue of music

from the past 34 years. Also starring on the main stage will be Ivor Novello Award-winning legend Richard Thompson, former Fairport Convention band member

HEADLINERS: The Proclaimers

Impressiv for Hatfie music spe and one of the most influential artists on the music scene today, plus folk festival favourites The Unthanks, and two not to be missed collaborations in the form of Spell Songs and AKA Trio. Commissioned by Folk by the Oak, Spell Songs is the musical companion piece to the acclaimed Lost Words and Lost Spells books by renowned author Robert Macfarlane (Underland: A Deep Time Journey), and award-winning artist Jackie Morris. The band comprises seven well-known folk musicians including Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita and Kris Drever and will feature Jackie Morris painting live on stage to the music. AKA Trio comprises Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita, Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione and