Callaghan UK tour dates

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BBC Radio 2 playlisted artist Callaghan has announced she’ll be returning this March for a new UK tour, playing 12 shows across the country.

Kicking off in Derby on March 3, the tours includes headline dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and her first ever Scottish show, in Edinburgh on March 9. Plus Callaghan returns to the massive C2C, following her triumphant debut at the festival last year. This time round she’ll be playing 3 shows across the weekend, including a coveted spot on Bob Harris’ Under The Appletree stage

The Nashville based singer songwriter will be playing songs from her recent album, ‘A History of Now’ including the acclaimed BBC Radio 2 playlisted singles ‘Best Year’ and ‘We Don’t Have Change The World’ and her most recent release – ‘When You Loved Me.’

Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nominee Shawn Mullins. Since then she’s remained a completely independent artist with her own label, one who puts every penny she makes back into her career – and it’s working. After five years in the U.S, Callaghan now tours pretty much solidly, mixing headline gigs with her hugely successful house tours – a simple idea which she’s taken to a whole new level,delivering three multi-date, coast-to coast house show tours in the US since 2013.

House shows have helped her sell over 10, 000 albums in the States, and built a solid and loyal fan base who support her headline shows in multiple US markets and also helped crowd fund A History of Now. Marking the progress of her house show tour Billboard concluded Callaghan has Perfected a model that few artists would dare endeavour, or possess the will, and skills, to pull off (Billboard Magazine, April 2015)

Over the last 12 months shes brought this entrepreneurial fighting spirit back to the UK. Already familiar to fans of Bob Harris who describes her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”, Callaghan has seen her profile build substantially in the UK since early 2015. Her album won critical acclaim on release, she had two appearances at the C2C festival at London’s O2 arena followed by a sellout headline show in London. She toured across the UK in April with multiple sold out dates and last summer was invited to play at festivals including SummerTyne Festival, The Secret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival.

Add to this the double BBC Radio 2 Playlists, and a ton of other radio and press acclaim and it’s clear Callaghan is well on her way to becoming one of the UK’s brightest new talents.


THU MARCH 3              DERBY                           THE VENUE

SAT MARCH 5              YORK                               BASEMENT


THU MARCH 10            MANCHESTER             FALLOW CAFE

FRI MARCH 11              TOTNES                          S DEVON ARTS

SAT MARCH 12            LONDON – C2C             TOWN SQUARE     17:15

SUN MARCH 13            LONDON – C2C             BIG ENTRANCE    15:10

SUN MARCH 13            LONDON – C2C             UNDER APPLE TREE     (time TBC)


WED MARCH 16           LONDON                         THE FORGE

FRI MARCH 18              RAMSGATE                    MUSIC HALL



Callaghan, “when you loved me” out december



Infused with pop, rock and country influences and, above all, immediate hooks’ – Billboard

“Amazing…She has a guitar, she has a voice, and she writes…no more needs to be said.” Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

Callaghan is a wonderful artist…beautiful, warm and hugely talented.”

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Following her hugely successful summer tour, a run of house shows, headline slots and festival appearances includingSecret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival – Nashville based singer songwriter Callaghan confirms she’ll be returning to the UK this month to promote her stunning new single, ‘When You Loved Me’ and for another string of UK shows.

‘When You Loved Me’ is the latest single taken from her recent album, ‘History of Now’ released earlier this year,  following the BBC Radio 2 Playlisted ‘Best Year’ and ‘We Don’t Have Change The World.’

Changing pace from the upbeat singles released so far, ‘When You Loved Me’ is the first ballad to be taken from the album. Inspired by an 85 year old friend’s story, Callaghan tackles the universal theme of first love, and the ‘what if’ questions that remain long after a relationship ends.

Callaghan: “One night over dinner she told me about the first man she ever fell in love with. Although the romance didn’t last, she often thought about him during the decades that passed. She’s held onto to that feeling, wondering how things might have been if life had taken a slightly different direction or they had stayed together. I think everyone can relate to that feeling of falling in love for the first time and no matter where life takes you or how old you are, it’s something you never forget.”

Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nomineeShawn Mullins. In 2015, after five years of building her audience in the US, (where she’s since sold over 10,000 albums) – she returned to the UK with her new album ‘A History of Now.’ Already familiar to fans of Bob Harris who describes her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”, Callaghan’s profile has been growing rapidly. Two appearances at the massive C2Cfestival at London’s O2 arena in March were followed by a sellout show in London, a tour in April with multiple sold out dates and appearances at SummerTyne Fest, The Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Fest and more.

Add to this the two Radio 2 Playlists, and a ton of other radio and press acclaim and it’s clear Callaghan is well on her way to becoming one of the UK’s brightest new talents.

Back in the US Callaghan continues to headline iconic venues in the likes of Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Washington, Philadelphia, Seattle and more. She recently earned a second major feature in Billboard magazine for her pioneering house show tour, recorded a sought after session for Daytrotter and had her track ‘Crazy Beautiful Life’ added to Sirius XM’s influential Coffee House.

As Callaghan returns to the UK for her autumn trip, longtime fan Bob Harris broadcasts her ‘Live in Session’ on his Radio 2 show. She’s also appearing as a judge at a BBC Radio Lincolnshire songwriters’ event in October before kicking off her tour on 2nd November in Bristol, followed by dates in London (with Ward Thomas) Manchester, Preston and Birmingham.



Thurs 15               Boston Lincs       Blackfriars Theatre, BBC Song for Lincolnshire event.

Fri  23                   Bramham            Village Hall – Fundraiser for Arthritis Research UK



Mon 2                    Bristol                   Old Bookshop

Tue 3                     London                 Folk & Roots Festival (with Ward Thomas)

Wed 4                    Manchester           Lock 91 

Sat 7                      Preston                 Blitz

Sun 8                     Birmingham          Hare and Hound

Callaghan releases ‘Best Year’

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Following on from her Stateside success the undeniably talented Callaghan makes her UK debut with ‘Best Year’, taken from her forthcoming album release ‘A History Of Now’.

‘It’s about me taking a leap of faith,’ says Callaghan. ‘Tearing up the rule book and moving a thousand miles from home. Everyone at some point in their life makes a momentous decision and ventures into the unknown, getting on that plane to Atlanta was mine.’

Written about Callaghan’s arrival in the US, ‘Best Year’ is brimming with optimism, perfectly capturing Callaghan’s wide-eyed excitement at following her dream. Showcasing effortless vocals, and skilful song writing, ‘Best Year’ is a great introduction to Callaghan’s sound, which has already won her a legion of fans in America, where she’s sold over 10, 000 records.

‘Best Year’ has become such an anthem for me, of determination, of hope, of joy, and of belief that anything is possible. It’s been with me on this journey for 4 years and I wanted to keep it by my side’ she says.

Originally from Lincolnshire, Callaghan moved to the US in summer 2010 to record her debut album with Grammy nominated US artist Shawn Mullins. After she reached out to him online, Mullins was blown away by her voice and song writing and agreed to a rare collaboration.  Callaghan has never looked back. US fans have taken her to their hearts and welcomed her into their homes. In May 2013 her pioneering coast-to-coast house show tour ‘Callaghan Across America’ secured a multi-page feature in Billboard Magazine. She repeated the feat in May 2014 undertaking 25 house shows between Key West and Seattle for the ‘Callaghan Corner-to-Corner’ tour.

 Now established as part of the Nashville singer-songwriter community, Callaghan has gone on to independently sell over 10,000 albums, tour with artists such as Shawn Mullins, Griffin House, EdKowalczyk, and Jake Shimabukuro, showcase at SXSW and headline in multiple US markets.

 It’s now time to bring her music to the UK, where she’s already been getting attention, thanks to strong support from the BBC’s Bob Harris. Describing Callaghan as ‘A wonderful artist, beautiful, warm and hugely talented’ Bob has regularly played Callaghan’s music on both his Radio 2 shows, and even invited her to appear in his recent BBC Four documentary – Bob Harris My Nashville, alongside Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. With her live performance of her track ‘When You Loved Me’ featuring in the red button special Back to Beth’s: A Nashville House concert.

 Following on from successful UK tour dates in October 2014, Callaghan will be back on UK shores for live dates in 2015 with her new album ‘A History of Now’ scheduled for full release in late spring. The first single, ‘Best Year’ is out February 15.