Castleford joins list of major cities on Emily Duff's UK tour

An American folk singer who has opened for Bob Dylan and Paul Simon is playing at Castleford's Queen's Mill.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 5:06 pm
Updated Monday, 17th February 2020, 5:07 pm
New Yorker, Emily Duff, replaced Jeff Buckley as lead singer in Gods & Monsters and is heading out on tour in the United Kingdom.

New Yorker, Emily Duff, is best know for replacing Jeff Buckley as lead singer in Gods & Monsters but is now heading out on tour in the United Kingdom.

She will be playing in other major cities, including London, Edinburgh and Leicester, but will be appearing at the Queen's Mill on Sunday, March 22.

Tour manager, Janice Moore, said: “We set up the first U.K. tour with Emily this time last year and it went really well.

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The gig will take place at Queen's Mill, Castleford, on March 22

“Emily already had ‘Superfans’ before we arrived who had either found her on the Internet or had heard of her by word of mouth and they came to multiple shows and she made many more committed fans along the way.

“One of these is Jeff Matthews, a lovely Liverpudlian chap now living in Yorkshire, he hosted a show last year which was very well attended and this year he was looking to set up something in a slightly bigger venue to accommodate the increasing demand.

“Effectively the show at the Queen’s Mill came about because of Jeff’s friendship with the founder of the CAT Club – Kevin ‘Rev’ Reynolds.

“They and promote shows in local venues, Jeff felt the CAT club was pretty unique and this new venue they planned to use for shows was pretty unique too.”

The CAT Club is a group of music enthusiasts who gather to listen to and discuss classic albums often with a guest presenter, hosted at the mill.

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