‘Downton Abbey’ season 3: Elizabeth McGovern’s off-season plan

With “Downton Abbey” currently right smack in the middle of its third season, Elizabeth McGovern could not have found a better time to make an announcement pertaining to her music career. Not only does the Emmy-nominated actress have an opportunity now to promote her upcoming album with Sadie and The Hotheads in “How To Lose Things” hitting stores on the 29th of October throughout the United Kingdom. (We’ll hopefully find out more on an international release later … but you can always import.)

Here is what McGovern, who you probably know better at this point for her part of Lady Cora, had to say about this disc:

“I am in awe of the musicians who I had the opportunity to work with on this project. They create magic out of thin air… time and time again, on whatever drafty stage or pub we happened to be in. With good humour and joy in their art, they begin to play. It gives me faith. That it’s all worth it, for its own sake and for the joy. This is what I hope we can convey.”

In order to promote the disc, you are going to have plenty of opportunities to see McGovern live so long as you are in or around the city of London. Sadie and The Hotheads are going to be setting up a mini-residency of sorts at the Troubadour every Tuesday night in the month of November. There’s nothing quite like listening to folk music live, so it should be a thoroughly engaging expereince for everyone who attends.

As for what is coming up for Cora this season on “Downton Abbey,” you can surely expect more drama to stem from the recent revelation by Lord Grantham that his investments are shot, and he has been forced to take on co-ownership of the Abbey along with Matthew. It’s still unclear how this move will impact Cora’s future with the residence years down the road, but hopefully this will be something that is explored on Sunday night’s new episode.

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