Dan Whitehouse @ The Piggery

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In Brief

Name: Dan Whitehouse @ The Piggery
Date: Thursday 14 July
Time: Doors 7pm and gig starts at 7:30pm
Type: Intimate gig in one of Cornwall’s coolest small venues with a British alt folk hero
Suitable for: Dan Whitehouse fans and alt-folk rock enthusiasts
Location: The Piggery, Hole Farm, St Neot, near Liskeard, next to the hamlet of Ley, about five minutes from the Carnglaze Caverns‘ A38 turn-off
Price: Tickets are £12 each


‘Subtle and delicate’. ‘Romanticist folk’. ‘Reflective’. ‘Sensitive with blues and folk leanings’. ‘Nothing short of beautiful’. A lot has been said about Dan Whitehouse over his fairly long and storied career so far but it’s pretty much always positive. The alt-folk singer-guitarist, originally from the Midlands, is all heart and he’s bringing it to Cornwall for a one-off intimate gig on Thursday 14 July.

This is Whitehouse’s The Glass Age Album Tour 2022. ‘The Glass Age’, a collaboration with Swedish producer Gustaf Ljunggren, is an album that focuses on the human experience in modern times when the methods of connecting with each other have been ultimately altered through what he sees as the ‘glass’ of virtual communication. Expect minimal electronica here alongside beautiful clean guitar works and Whitehouse’s trademark storytelling. Exciting stuff.

And what’s even more exciting is that this gig is at The Piggery at Hole Farm in St Neot, near Liskeard, which is about five minutes from the A38’s Carnglaze Caverns turn-off by car. This new live music and theatre venue may be small in size but it is mighty in acoustics and should make for a perfectly intimate and up-close-and-personal show with the maestro. The Piggery, opened just a couple of years ago, is housed in a barn that dates back to 1750 and was converted into an all-mod-cons piggery by newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook in the 1950s. He never got to see it as a chic little venue for gigs, though, obviously.

But Whitehouse gets to see it. And perform in it, both for his Cornish fans and for anyone with an interest in getting to know the artist’s warmly melodic brand of alternative folk rock and honest blues accents. Dan Whitehouse in Cornwall is set to be a moving and magical moment, no less due to the intimate and historical setting, so snap up your ticket now. Welcome to the Glass Age.