It's been an exciting few weeks here, preparing for the forthcoming run of support shows with Simple Minds. I also flew up to Glasgow for my first live TV appearance on STV (watch back here 28 minutes into the programme) and for a special filming of the BBC Quay Sessions. It was so nice to meet a few of the lucky ticket ballot winners after the show and I appreciate how far some of you travelled to be there!

You can now listen back to highlights from the BBC Session, recorded live last week against a beautiful Glasgow sunset on Pacific Quay. The Anchoress' session starts 1h05 into the programme, with a 45 minute set of acoustic versions of songs from the album & interview.

Listen back here:


The special 45 minute BBC session, featuring acoustic versions of songs from 'Confessions of a Romance Novelist', was filmed for BBC Scotland with a small string section. Selected tracks are now available to watch on the iPlayer.

Watch 'Long Year' on the iPlayer here:

Watch 'Confessions of a Romance Novelist' on the iPlayer here:

Photos by Simone Byrne