ACCLAIMED Irish folk singer Heidi Talbot will be bringing her band to Bournemouth later this month.

Known for her beautiful voice, sweet melodies and intricate arrangements, Heidi first came to prominence as a member of Irish-American female group Cherish the Ladies, before embarking on a successful solo career.

Now firmly established as a solo artist with five solo albums and numerous guest appearances for leading folk artists such as Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and many more.

The singer-songwriter now resides in Scotland with her musical partner and husband John McCusker. Last month it was announced that the husband and wife have teamed up and are making an EP together.

Heidi says: “After ten years of touring the world in each other’s bands, writing songs together and recording on each others solo albums, myself and John have decided to make a duo EP. Yay.”

Heidi was the recipient of 2008’s Indie Acoustic award and multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations and last year she released her fifth solo album, Here We Go, 1, 2, 3.

The album featured a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine.

“The title, Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, takes that idea of jumping, whether it’s into new musical territories, new bands, a new studio, new label, new family – new everything, really,” says Heid, 37.

The album was recorded in her self-built studio, housed in a converted eighteenth-century bothy next to where they live in the Scottish Borders.

“Recording the album in our own studio was amazing. You’re in your own environment, you’re comfortable, you’ve got all the time you need, and the kids can come over. It feels like everyone can be a part of it.”

Heidi Talbot will be at the Shelley Theatre on October 28.

Other acts lined-up for the Bournemouth Folk Club at Shelley Theatre this season include, Gigspanner on November 18, Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman on December 2. To book tickets, or for more info, visit or