Australia Mar 2019


One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, returns to Australia in March 2019 with new album “Hill of Beans”.

Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.
Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’. An influential figure in the folk music scene since the 1960’s, McTell’s words and music weave narratives of depth and compassion, most famously in his classic 1974 song ‘Streets of London’, for which he won an Ivor Novello Award.

In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Ralph’s Celtic connections go deep. A veteran of more than 50 album releases, his back catalogue is brimming with songs inspired by the Emerald Isle and its people, from the immigration anthem From Clare to Here to Mr Connaughton, based upon a neighbourhood Irishman who helped spark a love of music in the young Ralph May, as he was then known.

Songs that tell stories and touch hearts Eastbourne Herald
His voice has matured and deepened to a richly roomy, bass-edged pitch, matched with similarly seasoned fingerstyle guitar work
McTell’s guitar playing is rhythmic, sensitive and lyrical; his voice is smooth yet earthy and his songs accessible Folk Radio UK
Fri 01 Mar 2019
Thornbury Theatre Melbourne
Sun 03 Mar 2019
Old Museum Brisbane
Tue 05 Mar 2019
City Recital Hall Sydney
Fri 08 Mar 2019
Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy
Tue 12 Mar 2019
State Theatre Centre of WA Perth
Wed 13 Mar 2019
Trinity Sessions Adelaide
Thu 14 Mar 2019
Trinity Sessions Adelaide
Fri 15 Mar 2019
Blue Mountains Folk Festival Katoomba