Jackie’s seventh studio album, The Joy of Living is to be released on the 24th August (ECC & ECC100 Records). It’s a record that covers an intensely personal period of her life, in which she celebrated the birth of her daughter Rosie and bid an emotional and loving farewell to her beloved father.
The Joy of Living features songs made famous by folk greats including Ewan McColl, Lal Waterson and Davey Steele, as well as carefully picked songs from contemporary artists such as John Lennon and Darwin Deez – all interpreted in Jackie’s inimitable style.
Recorded at home in Jackie’s kitchen (with baby Rosie in attendance) she collaborated with fellow Imagined Village alumni and producer Simon Richmond to create this intimate, touching and uplifting collection. The album also features performances by friends from the world of folk including Mike Cosgrave, Barney Morse Brown, John Parker and Jack Rutter.
Born and raised on folk music, Jackie Oates started her career as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2003. Since then she has been nominated for twelve BBC Folk awards; at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards she scooped Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track on the same night.
Jackie will be performing at festivals throughout the summer and is on tour in November 2018 and February 2019 – see dates below.
Jackie Oates –The Joy of Living
Tour Dates 2018
30th June 2018: Folk On The Quay, Poole
7th July 2018: Kimpton Folk Festival
23rd July 2018: Chichester Folk Song Club
7th August 2018: Sidmouth Folk Week
12th August 2018: Dartmoor Folk Festival
25th August 2018: Oxford Storytelling Festival
15th November 2018: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
16th November 2018: Pound Arts Centre, Fordham
17th November 2018: Tuppenny Barn, Emsworth
21st November 2018: The Greystones, Sheffield
24th November 2018: Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth
2nd February 2019: The Arc, Stockton on Tees
8th February 2019: The Platform, Morecambe
9th February 2019: The Met, Bury
10th February 2019: Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable
12th February 2019: Water Rats, London
13th February 2019: West End Centre, Aldershot
15th February 2019: Starcross, Devon
20th February 2019: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
3rd April 2019: Willows Folk Club, Arundel
Pre order the Album here : https://www.eccrecords.co.uk/product/the-joy-of-living-pre-order/