Friday October 19, 2012
Former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and wife Candice Night are releasing new music this month with their traditional folk rock duo, Blackmore's Night. The band's third live album,A Knight In York, spans their 15 year career and takes their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages. Find out more about A Knight In York in the extensive EPK video.
In addition to Blackmore's Night, lead vocalist Candice Night will also be releasing her debut solo album, Reflections, on October 22nd in North America. Fans can preview the release with the latest video for the track "Call It Love," streaming now on Youtube.
Blackmore's Night have also confirmed a handful of East Coast shows in the US, including New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. For more information on the releases, visit their official sites at blackmoresnight.com and candicenight.com
When Blackmore’s Night rolled in to York, England, on 30 September 2011, the heat scorched the medieval streets and the sunlight bathed the old city walls. Inside the Grand Opera House, Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night and their band of minstrels were generating their own heat as they took their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages with songs from their two new albums, Secret Voyage and Autumn Sky, such as ‘Locked Within The Crystal Ball,’ ‘Darkness’ plus a new interpretation of ‘First Of May’ – a rarely played ballad, originally done by the Bee Gees, and an additional smattering of songs from earlier albums, most notably the classic ‘Fires At Midnight.’
Ritchie Blackmore: Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, hurdy - gurdy
Candice Night: Lead vocals, Renaissance wood winds, pennywhistles and tambourine
Earl Grey of Chimay: Bass, rhythm guitar
Bard David of Larchmont: Keyboards and vocals
Squire Malcolm of Lumley: drums and percussion
Gypsy Rose: Violin and harmony vocals
Minstrel Albert: Various medieval woodwinds
Special Guest: Autumn