Grace Petrie to perform at Old Bakery Studios in Truro this May

A folk musician described as being “one of the most important songwriters working in the UK today” will be heading down to Cornwall next month.

Grace Petrie will be performing in Truro as part of her latest UK tour, fresh off the back of her latest album ‘Connectivity,’ which was released in 2021.

Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with the low-fi acoustic guitar/vocal release ‘Tell Me a Story,’ Petrie quickly attracted attention with her polemical folk anthems, acerbic lyricism and open-hearted performance style.

Support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg and Emmy the Great soon followed, with the Guardian declaring her “a powerful new songwriting voice.”

Petrie spent the 2010’s relentlessly touring and, responding to the evermore dramatic political landscape, and released five DIY albums of protest music in seven years.

As a support act for similarly subversive voices in stand-up like Robin Ince, Josie Long and Jeremy Hardy among many others, Petrie became just as celebrated in comedy as in music, honing a stage presence characterised by wit and warmth that sits beautifully in both worlds.

Gigging everywhere from the Latitude Comedy Stage to the main stage of Vancouver Folk Festival, from Radio 4’s the Now Show to 6music’s Tom Robinson show, she picked up an army of supporters from punk, folk, DIY and stand-up along the way, and by 2018, Petrie’s audience numbered enough that a crowd- funding campaign for her first studio-produced album, ‘Queer As Folk,’ smashed its £10K target in 24 hours.

Grace Petrie will be playing the Old Bakery Studios in Truro on Saturday, May 14.

The full list of her UK Tour dates is as follows:

May:

Sun 1 – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Wed 4 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Thu 5 – Pontardawe Arts Centre

Fri 6 – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 7 – Mwldan, Aberteifi | Cardigan

Mon 9 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Wed 11 – The Railway, Winchester

Thu 12 – Islington Assembly Hall, London

Fri 13 – The Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Sat 14 – Old Bakery Studios, Truro

Mon 16 – The Bullingdon, Oxford

Tue 17 – The Glee Club, Nottingham

Wed 18 – Social, Hull

Sat 21 – Adnams Spiegeltent, Norwich & Norfolk Festival

Mon 23 – The Crescent, York – SOLD OUT

Thu 26 – The Platform, Morecambe

Fri 27 – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 28 – The Met, Bury

Sun 29 – Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mon 30 – The Leadmill, Sheffield

June:

Wed 8 – Whelan’s, Dublin

Thu 9 – Roisin Dubh, Galway

Fri 10 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Sat 11 – Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford

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