Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Candice Night - vocals, penny whistles
'Bard David of Larchmont' - backing vocals
'Lord Marnen of Wolfhurst' - violin
'Squire Malcolm of Lumley' - drums & percussion
'Sir Robert of Normandie' - bass guitar
'Sisters of the Moon: Lady Nancy and Lady Madeline'
23rd 2003. Kinga
Chapel, Wieliczka, Poland. Amp
a part of a salt mine, the chapel hall is located underground,
created inside a cave where the salt used to be mined. The place
has an altar with the sculptures made of salt too. It's really
a magical place, one of those extraordinary locations that Ritchie
is always looking for." Martin
new songs aren’t much of a sensation, they include average covers
of Joan Baez’ “Diamonds & Rust” and Jethro Tull’s “Rainbow Blues”
(which has actually been introduced before)...."
review by Ola Szajbel & Bartek Kazana
*Way To Mandalay / Play Minstrel Play / Minstrel Hall
/ *Diamonds & Rust / Under A Violet Moon / Soldier of Fortune
/ Durch Den Wald Zum Bach haus / Past Times With Good Company
/ *Nur Eine Minute ~ *Mr. Peagram's Morris And Sword / *Ghost
Of A Rose / *Rainbow Blues / *Queen For A Day / Renaissance Faire
/ Fires At Midnight. Encore: *Dandelion Wine
(* = tracks from the new album)
Theatre, Warsaw, Poland.
*Cartouche / Play Minstrel Play / Under a Violet Moon
/ Minstrel Hall / Past Times With Good Company / Soldier of Fortune
/ Durch Den Wald Zum Bach haus / *Ghost Of A Rose / *Mr. Peagram's
Morris And Sword / 16th Century Greensleeves/ *Queen For A Day
/ *Diamonds & Rust / Fires At Midnight / Renaissance Faire
/ I Still Remember You / Home Again / Village On The Sand / *All
Encores: The Clock Ticks On / Difficult To Cure / Writing
On The Wall / Black Night / Now & Then.
31st 2003. Caribian
Conference Hall, Turku,
Night had its second concert ín Finland yesterday. We had quite
the same as last year. They did four or five new songs. Nothing
special. Candice said it was their first concert ever in a hotel!
The venue was a congress center near the center of Turku, the
oldest city in our country. I hope Ritchie will one day go back
to rock music. I feel this therapy is enough for him and is sure
enough for me. I give it 7/10. ." review:
5th 2003. Peer
Gynt Salen, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. Pure
was lucky to get Ritchie and Candice to autograph my ticket at
their hotel. They had come straight from Haugesund and looked
concert was very well played, witth nice guitar all throughout.
Ritchie was in very good form; smiling, talking and joking. I
think Candice's voice has really developed, and has become more
powerful. She sang really well. The rest of the band sounded good,
and tight too. The
concert lasted for two and a half hours. For us it was pure magic,
with very good music. The new songs (from Ghost Of A Rose) sounded
very promising and we are looking forward to its release. The
"older" songs also sounded good to us.
All in all; very good value for the money. Hope they will visit
Oslo next time."
review: Morten Larsen
7th 2003. Oettker
Halle, Bielefeld. Cancelled
Summer Castle Tour 2003. Dear Fans and friends, it has come to
our attention that there are insurmountable technical problems
affiliated with the Bielefield show. Please note this performance
will be removed from the Blackmore's Night tour schedule." www.blackmoresnight.com
3rd 2003. Stadthalle,
Next Leg Of The Tour
show was simply fantastisch!! No comparison to the concert
in Solingen last year. This time we were not hampered by rain
and power failures.." full review
by Jens Brauweiler
10th 2003. Schloß
July 11th 2003. Burggarten, Rothenburg.
and the beginning of a somewhat surprising electric section opened
with a thumping version of Hendrix classic 'Purple Haze'
with Sir Bob of Normandy handling lead vocal duties. A short break
before the opening bars of 'Swan Lake' give way to 'Writing
on the Wall' c/w snatches of 'Burn' and lengthy electric
solo well received by the faithful following. Yet more surprises:
'Difficult to Cure' and an electric version of 'Self Portrait'
full reviews by Richard Gillitt
new, Oct 1st
& Rothenburg photos in the dpas gallery
17th 2003. Theater
Of Living Arts, Philadelphia.
into Philadelphia from Los Angeles to catch the September 17th
show at the Theater of Living Arts. Capacity looked about 400
or so with many people dress in medieval costumes. The band hit
the stage about 9:45 or so and played close to 2 ½ hours!. Lots
of smiles and joking around from Ritchie and Candice including
a jab at Ronnie James Dio’s height…or lack there of. We
were even treated to Ritchie playing the Hurdy Gurdy…wow! At one
point he even handed his mandolin to someone in the front to join
in. When the show ended the band left the stage but Ritchie and
Candice stayed behind for a few minutes and signed autographs
at the front of the stage. I thought I would enjoy this but I
was really blown away. I think this is what Ritchie was meant
to do all along.
partial set list: Cartouche / Ghost Of A Rose / All For One /
The Clock Ticks On / Play Minstrel Play / Minstrel Hall / Renaissance
Faire / Under A Violet Moon / Past Times With Good Company / Durch
den Wald Zum Bach haus / I Still Remember / Village Of The Sand
/ Diamonds and Rust / Mr. Peagram's Morris And Sword / Soldier
Of Fortune / 16th Century Greensleeves / Fires At Midnight / Bits
of Beethoven’s 9th, Burn, Self Portrait / Writing on the Wall
/ Rainbow Blues / Home Again / Now and Then."
review: Jim Kennedy, Los Angeles, CA
31st 2003. Pepsi
Stage, Amsterdam. updated
venue was a (fake) old theatre - obvious but not very suitable
for creating the right ambiance for Ritchie and his company. Still,
to my surprise it was a great concert. Although limited as a singer,
Candice is getting better and better. Ritchie was in a very good
mood, his playing on his white Strat was rousing . He even dared
to play Smoke On The Water, a song he didn’t wanted to
play any more in his Deep Purple days.
of the evening were Minstrel Hall and Diamonds and Rust.
Just at the end of part one, I found my way to the front of stage.
Watching Ritchie from a very short distance was an unbelievable
experience. Candice was really moved by all the white roses she
got from us after the song Ghost of a Rose. A great evening!
review: Johan Antonides, set list: Frank van den Broek
/ Play Minstrel Play / Minstrel Hall / Under A Violet Moon / Past
Times With Good Company / Soldier Of Fortune / 16th Century Greensleeves
/ Diamonds And Rust / Durch Den Wald Zum Bach Haus / Home Again
/ Mr. Peagrom's Morris And Sword / The Storm / Village On The
Sand / Fires At Midnight / Renaissance Faire / I Still Remember
/ The Clock Ticks On / Ghost Of A Rose / All For One /
Difficult To Cure ~ Self Portrait / Rainbow Blues / Black Night
~ Woman From Tokyo /
Smoke On The Water / Now And Then
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