Big name added to Library line-up

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Get it Loud in Libraries (GILIL) has just added another big name to this year’s line-up at Lancaster library.

Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan, who has also provided vocals for Queens of the Stone Age and UNKLE, and Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell, perform as a duet on Wednesday, July 13.

Campbell made her name in Belle and Sebastian, but broke off to do her own thing in 2002, and having spawned a couple of solo albums, she needed a baritone for a particular song she’d written and looked up Lanegan.

In a long-distance “Fed-Ex” collaboration, they created the 2006 Mercury-nominated Ballad of the Broken Seas.

They’ve since recorded two more albums together, the latest of which is Hawk.

Stewart Parsons, from GILIL said: “This sensational folk/blues duo are a heaven and hell collision of vocals, with Lanegan’s stage presence and Campbell’s song-writing ability fusing into an experience you’re never likely to have seen, in a library, or indeed, anywhere before.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (15-04-11) for full story.