About this event
In her 50-plus years in music, Judy Collins has always exhibited impeccable taste in songcraft.
On her landmark 1967 album, 'Wildflowers', she curated a stunning collection, featuring originals alongside songs by not-yet household names, such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini.
Her discerning palette, and her literary gifts, have enabled her to evolve into a poetic, storyteller songwriter. Now, in her sixth decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity.
The cultural treasure’s 29th studio album, 'Spellbound', out in February 2022, finds Judy enjoying an artistic renaissance. The thirteen-song album is a special entry in her oeuvre - it marks the first time ever she wrote all the songs on one of her albums. Featuring twelve new recently-written modern folk songs, and a bonus track of her evergreen, 'The Blizzard', 'Spellbound' is an introspective and impressionistic album. It unfolds as if Judy curated a museum exhibit of her life, and welcomed us into a retrospective of her most formative moments, some big and public, and some intensely personal and intimate.
“They say after the plague came the Renaissance”, Judy says with a good-natured laugh, loosely referencing the pandemic. “The truth is, I didn’t do an album like this sooner because I had other projects on my mind. This album was necessary for me to keep creative - it was the next piece of the puzzle.”
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About the Venue
The Apex is an award-winning venue, known for its acoustic excellence and home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.
It also hosts a number of community and corporate events, offering the local community and wider environs a unique and exciting space from which visitors can see a great selection of artists, bands and events.
It has been very well publicised (and we never tire of hearing it!) that, as well as its architectural beauty, The Apex also has the very best acoustics, with many musicians who've played here describing it as the best acoustic in the UK, if not Europe:
"Best new venue in the UK. Absolutely superb" - Funeral For A Friend
"Best acoustic wee had in 40 years of touring" - Fairport Convention
"The best hall we have ever played in" - The Escher String Quartet