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International Mersey River Festival, Liverpool

Tall Ship Mercedes, Hartley Quay (next to the Maritime Museum & The Pump House)

Saturday 14th June, 2pm

Tall Ships Liverpool

Russell Watson took to the (sound) waves on Saturday 14th June to give a special performance at this years International Mersey River Festival in Liverpool.

Russell climbed aboard the beautiful Tall Ship Mercedes for a unique charity concert. He performed a selection of popular songs including his latest charity single, The Homeground Anthem. Which then lead to an influx of sales of the CDs from the shop set up on the dock side.

Thank you to everybody that came down to support the Homeground Project.

For more information and photos, please see the great write up in the Liverpool Echo

 

Russell Watson, The National Symphony Orchestra, Thea, The Welsh Guards Choir and the Massed Male Voice Choir perform The HOMEGROUND Anthem at The Welsh Festival of Remembrance

Russell Watson, The National Symphony Orchestra, Thea, The Welsh Guards Choir and the Massed Male Voice Choir perform The HOMEGROUND Anthem at The Welsh Festival of Remembrance

Saturday 2nd November 2013
The Wales Festival of Remembrance, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Russell performed the “The HOMEGROUND Anthem” supported by The National Symphony Orchestra and the Welsh Guards Choir.  This was the first time that Russell has sung the HOMEGROUND Anthem in public.  As always, Russell performed from the heart and the performance ended with a huge round of applause. After the show, Russell even mentioned that the poignant words in the song had even brought tears to the eyes of some of the guests sitting in the front row.

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Introducing HOMEGROUND!

HOMEGROUND consist of singer THEA, Uilleann piper & multi-instrumentalist BECKY TAYLOR, SEAMUS HEFFERNAN on bass, fiddle player JULIAN TAYLOR and RICHARD MOSS on guitar.

Thea has a wealth of experience in performing throughout the UK.  Becky is an internationally acclaimed performer and has appeared on stage alongside many notable contemporary artists such as Fairport Convention and Michael McGoldrick.  She is also a guest member of Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies and Russian rock super-group ‘Aquarium’.  The boys are also members of the Union Street Country Dance & Ceilidh Band who perform their brand of infectious dance music at home and abroad.

 

HOMEGROUND play Celtic folk music including several classic songs and melodies but feature their own original material.  Toes will be tapping one minute and shivers running down your spine the next!

 

HOMEGROUND are hosted a series of fund-raising concerts with some rather special guests.  The dates were:
Saturday 22nd June 2013 with special guests THE HYNDBURN SINGERS, at Barbarella, Rawtenstall

Saturday 13th July 2013 with special guest ARCHIE FISHER, at The Met, Bury

Saturday 24th August 2013 with special guest BOB FOX, at The Kestrel Suite, Burnley