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   Big Fantasia Live  [June 6th, 2000]

      There will be a choral/orchestral performance of Fantasia Lindum at St. Lawrence's church in Scunthorpe on Saturday June 10th at 7.00pm. For ticket details phone 01724 850561.

   Blondel 2000 Tour  [Januay 26th, 2000]

      The following list of Blondel gigs is the latest up to date.

February 3rd - Screen Theatre Scunthorpe, UK
February 26th - The Wrea Green Institute, Nr Preston, UK
March 10th - Bearwood Theatre, Wokingham, UK
April 2nd - Sheffield Boardwalk, UK
April 26th - Uddevalla, Sweden
        contact: Thomas Ohlsson, Tel: 004640-416035,
        E-mail tho@mbox301.swipnet.se; pokab@pokab.com
April 27th - Norrköpings, Sweden
        contact: Thomas Ohlsson, Tel: 004640-416035,
        E-mail tho@mbox301.swipnet.se; pokab@pokab.com
April 28th - Karlstad, Sweden
        contact: Thomas Ohlsson, Tel: 004640-416035,
        E-mail tho@mbox301.swipnet.se; pokab@pokab.com
May 4th - Beverley Playhouse, UK
May 12th-14th - Norway (provisional)
May 29th - Cleethorpes Folk Festival, UK

   Blondel back to Sweden  [Januay 25th, 2000]

      Amazing Blondel will be on tour in Sweden at the end of April beginning of May 2000.)
      There will also be a summer-tour in the weeks of 27 and 28. (2/7 – 15/7 - 2000) In their 3Oth anniversary and after 25 years Amazing Blondel returns to Sweden with a new CD "Restoration". There still may be one or two dates to fill in their tour itinerary.
      For further information please contact:
      Amazing Blonde’s Swedish representative Thomas Ohlsson by e-mail:tho@mbox301.swipnet.se or Telephone: 004640-416035
      Tour dates will be out soon.
      Amazing Blondel will also be available for press interviews and interviews or performance for TV and radio in Sweden at the time of this tour. Please contact Thomas Ohlsson on the above contact numbers.

   Comments on "Also"  [July 1st, 1999]

      Anyone who would like send comments on the "Also..." album to the author (yes, Eddie Baird himself) should post them to eddie_baird@Hotmail.com or anneoyston@Hotmail.com. They would be appreciated.
      If anyone wants to order the album from Europe (or the world!) they should send an international money order or Eurocheque for £13 to:
            23 High Street, Nettleham, Lincoln. LN2 2PL
            United Kingdom


   Amazing are on their way to Scandinavia  [April 24th, 1999]

      Amazing Blondel" are fixed up with a single fixture in Denmark on Saturday May 29 1999 on Amager, Copenhagen. The venue is "Rock Ama'r".
Address: Øresundsvej,14, 2300 Copenhagen S.
To confirm time of performance and ticket arrangements call (0045) 32 84 50 50
Any problems? Contact Chris Tupper by phone (0045)44443245 or by e-mail Tupps@netscape.net

   Spring and Summer Gigs  [March 20th, 1999]

      Here is the latest up to date list of Amazing Blondel gigs.

March 27th - Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Hebden Bridge,
      Yorksh., UK

      contact: David Parry Tel: 01422 845265
April 18th - Customs House, South Shields, Newcastle, UK
      contact: ???, Tel: 0191 4556655
April 24th - Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK
      contact: Bob Pritchard, Tel: 01900 826448
April 29th - Perugia, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani, Tel: 0039 035 732005
April 30th - Bergamo, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani, Tel: 0039 035 732005
May 1st - Turin, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani, Tel: 0039 035 732005
May 2st - to be annouced, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani, Tel: 0039 035 732005
June 6th - Swaledale Festival, Buck Hotel, Reeth, Swaledale,
     N. Yorkshire, UK

June 26th - Bordwalk, Shefield, UK
      contact: Tel: 0114 279909
July 9th - Welton Festival, Welton, Nr Lincoln, UK
      contact: Mike Finney, Tel: 01673 861284
July 12th - Bourne Corn Exchange, Lincolnshire, UK
      contact: Tel: 01476 406168

   Amazing Blondel to tour Denmark in 1999  [12th January 1998]

      Negotiations/plans are under way to get AB over to the Copenhagen area for a 30 year anniversary mini-tour perhaps in mid May this year.If you would be interested in buying tickets and otherwise support this venture please do not hesitate in contacting:
            Christopher Tupper.
            Telephone (0045) 44443245
            e-mail:- Tupps@netscape.net

      Details will be out soon.

   New Baird solo album released  [10th December 1998]

 'Also...' cover
      A limited edition of Eddie Baird's new solo album, entitled 'Also...' is now available on CD. Details are available in Discography page
      If you would like to purchase a copy, please look for details on Contacts page.

   A Foreign Field reissued in Italy  [5th November 1998]

      In late October Blondel's live album, A Foreign field That Is forever England, was reissued in Italy on the Blue Flame Records label.
      The new remastered CD comes with deluxe 6-pages digipack and a new cover artwork. Also available a 500 pcs. limited edition picture disc LP. Both are distributed by Dragon Records (Milano, Italy)
      Blondel collectors interested on this beautiful edition should contact:
      - Dragon Records (goldrano@micronet.it);
      - The Amazing Blondel Information Centre (abinfocent@aol.com);
      - Vinyl Magic (www.itimpresa.mi.it/vinylmgc/progint.htm).
 'A Foreign Field...' cover        'A Foreign Field...' cover      


   Fall Season Gigs  [16th September 1998]

      Here is the latest, up to date list of Amazing Blondel concerts.

- September 23rd - The Black Horse, Chapel Lane, Nettleham, near Lincoln.
      contact: Tom Rankin; tel.: 01205 363108
- October 1st - Darlington Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington. (provisional)
      contact: ?; tel.: 01325 483271 or 01325 261179
- October 2nd - To be annouced.
      contact: ?; tel.: ?
- October 3rd - Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick, Northumberland.
      contact: Steve Cowton; tel.: 01665 310785
- October 4th - BBC Radio Newcastle Recording Session (Afternoon)
      South Shields Custom House, South Shields, Newcastle (Evening)

      contact: ; tel.: 0191 4556655
- October 7th - Rotherham Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham.
      contact: ?; tel.: 01709 823641
- October 9th - Grimsby College, Grimsby
      contact: ?; tel.: 01472 349222
- October 18th - Gayton-Le-Wold, Louth.
      contact: ?; tel.: 01476 591591
- October 22nd - Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough
      contact: ?; tel.: 01427 810298

   Spring and Summer Concerts  [25th May 1998]

      Follows the latest up to date list of Amazing Blondel concerts.

- June 5th - Blackfriars Art Centre, Boston, Lincs.
      contact: Ian Whiteside Tel: 01205 363108
- June 6th - The Gate Ats Theathre, Gole
      contact: Charlie Study, Tel: 01405 763652
- June 19th The Lanterns, Ashburton, Devon.
      contact: ?, Tel: ?
- June 20th - The Bull Hotel, Bridport, Dorset
      contact: ?, Tel: ?
- June 25th - Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani Tel: 00039 35732005
- June 28th - Castelnuovo Ne'monti (Reggio Emilia) Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani Tel: 00039 35732005
- July 18th - Grimsthorpe Castle, Grantham (provisional)
      contact: Ken Ross or Iona Saddler, Tel: 01476 591591
- July 24th - Spilimbergo Folkfest, Udine, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani Tel: 00039 35732005
- July 25th - Trezzo Sull'Adda Festival Interceltico, Milan, Italy
      contact: Gigi Bresciani Tel: 00039 35732005

   New Baird solo slbum  [15th May 1998]

      As Eddie Baird reveals on the second part of his interview to The Minstrel, H.T.D. Records will release his second solo album very soon.
      He has been working with bass player Tony Ilkuw and the recording sessions are almost finished.
      Details will be available here as soon as possible.

   Live Abroad goes abroad  [15th May 1998]

      Amazing Blondel's live album, A Foreign field That Is forever England - Live Abroad, has been licensed for sale in Italy. It is to be repackaged as a picture CD with a new sleeve and notes. Distribution will be by the Italian company Blue Flame Records. The repackaging is taking place at present and it is hoped that the disc will be on sale by the summer.
      Blondel collectors will no doubt want to add it their collections and we are hoping that copies will be available through The Amazing Blondel Information Centre

   More Blondel Gigs  [February 19th 1998]

      Here is the latest, up to date list of Amazing Blondel gigs. It seems the boys will be very busy again.

- February 19th - Biddulph Town Hall, Staffs
      contact: Eric Cox Tel: 01782 514896
- February 2lst - The Lawns, Lincoln
      contact: Andy Watkins, Tel: 01522 569434
- February 25th - St. Hugh's School, Woodhall Spa
      contact: Polly Bennison, Tel: 0152 6353467
- February 26th - Brookenby Village Hall
      contact: Peter Warren, Tel: 01472 398343
- February 27th - Barkston & Syston Village Hall
      contact: G. T. Baker, Tel: 01400 250518
- February 28th Scotton Village Hall
      contact: Mary D. Smith, Tel: 01724 762636
- April 1lth - Hebden Bridge Trades Club
      contact: David Parry, Tel: 01422 845245
- April 16th - Hull Truck Theatre
      contact: Simon Stallworthy, Tel: 01482 224800
- April 22nd - Brinsley Village Hall
      contact: Mr. Larkin, Tel: 01773 764150 (eve) 0115 92787619 (day)
- April 23rd - Sutton-cum-Lound Village Hall
      contact: Chris Jones, Tel: 01777 710857
- April 24th - Collingham Memorial Hall
      contact: Colin Wing, Tel: 01636892974 or Mary Hill Tel: 01636 892356
- April 25th - Scarrington W.I. Hall
      contact: A. Oatway, Tel: 01949 850526
- April 28th - Tuxford School
      contact: Tuxford School, Tel: 01777 870001
- April 29th - Portland Collge
      contact: Dale Dean, Tel: 01623 792141
- May 8th - Burnley Mechanics Arts Centre, Lanes.
      contact: David Peirce, Tel: 01282 430005
- May 12th - Provisional Private Function
- May 24th - Cleethorpes Folk Festival
      contact: Martin Campbell, Tel: 01472 752852

   International Concerts  [10th January 1998]

      Following the success of the recent mini tour of Italy, Amazing Blondel are now available for international concerts, radio and T.V. work. Agents and promotors should contact
            The Amazing Blondel Information Centre.
            P.O. Box 309
            Lincoln, England LN2 3XB
      or by e-mail at
            ABINFOCENT@AOL.COM


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