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Uiscedwr

The Salutation, Doncaster
Monday 20 March 2006

Uiscedwr played a stunning couple of sets tonight to an appreciative crowd at the Sal. Virtuoso playing from all concerned, from the painfully young and talented Anna Esslemont (fiddle and vocal), the equally painfully young and talented Cormac Byrne (percussion) and the painfully young at heart Kevin Dempsey (guitar). Uiscedwr (pronounced ish-ka-dooer) prove that instrumental music can be exciting and thrilling without being repetitive and predictable. This was the tightest acoustic combo I have seen in Doncaster since Whippersnapper way back in the 1980s, also featuring, coincidentally, Kevin Dempsey on guitar. It will be a criminal offence if the Sal don't invite Uiscedwr back before too long!

Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky