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Martin Green's Flit

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 29 October 2016 Tonight, the stage area at the Howard Assembly Room was transformed into what at first looked like the interior of Gollum's cave; two large circular zoetropes hanging from the walls, whilst a third was already in situ, centre stage, all ready to...

Musicport

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2016 There are few reasons why we in the UK would be motivated to look forward to the month of October. Isn't this the time of year when Autumn leaves start to decay and muddy our footpaths, a time when clocks go back and plunge those same paths...

Kirk McElhinney

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Brewery and Tap Friday 14 October 2016 Shifting venue, as the Roots Music Club occasionally does, the Doncaster Brewery and Tap on Young Street in the town centre hosted tonight's appearance by Manchester-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Kirk McElhinney, playing his...

The Lindisfarne Story

CAST Theatre, Doncaster Saturday 8 October 2016 There was a respectful silence in the main auditorium at Cast Theatre tonight, specifically the moment the image of Alan Hull was spread across the huge screen, which formed the backdrop to the Lindisfarne Story. It's with a mixture of joy and sadness...

The Stray Birds

The Live Room, Saltaire Friday 7 October 2016 The dimly-lit stage at one end of the darkened Live Room at the Caroline Street Social Club was dominated by a reposeful double bass lying diagonally across the stage as people took their seats for potentially another great night at the popular Saltaire...

Johnny Dickinson

The Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 30 September 2016 I first met singer/guitarist Johnny Dickinson back in 2003, when he walked into the Lonsdale pub on a cold February night with guitar in hand, to do a couple of songs in support of the main act. I don't remember who the main act was that...

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2016

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September 2016 "Come kiss me quickly, we might not have long before all this is washed away," so Liane Carroll sings on Seaside , perfectly encapsulating the temporary joy that is a trip to the coast. It's something with which most of us Brits are...

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

The Greystones, Sheffield Saturday 25 September 2016 There seems to be a clear understanding once you enter the Backroom at the Greystones, in fact once you actually enter the pub itself, that the venue takes its music seriously. If artists of the calibre of Nancy Kerr, Cera Impala, Otis Gibbs and...

The South Yorkshire Folk, Roots and World Music Festival

The Leopard, Doncaster Sunday 18 September 2016 Just a hop, skip and a jump from Doncaster Railway Station stands one of the town's most popular pubs in terms of the diverse music it promotes. The Leopard, on the corner of West Street and St Sepulchre Gate West, seems to have survived whilst other...

Jess Morgan and Stillhouse By Candlelight

The Old Fire Station, York Saturday 10 September 2016 Just as the hustle-bustle of a regular York Saturday night got underway, the interior space of the old disused Victorian Chapel on the corner of Clifford Street and Peckitt Street, which was converted into the city's fire station in the 1930s,...

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