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Eddie Walker

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 23 January 2006 Eddie Walker came along to play for us tonight, it being his first gig in the town for over twenty years apparently. Blues pickers in my opinion come from two places; it's either the United States of America or the North East of England. Eddie -...

Mundy Turner

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 16 January 2006 The Sal got off to a cracking start with Mundy Turner tonight, eventhough we are still suffering from the cultural desert that is Doncaster. I can completely understand why the majority of the towns population of 286,865 people living in 121,000...

Jez Lowe

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 13 December 2005 Jez Lowe is a consistently good performer and never disappoints, never gives a poor show and never appears without a striped t shirt. Or is that hooped? These fashion terms bewilder me. Tonight's gig at The Sal proved to be another success and we...

Nick Harper

Fibbers, York Wednesday 7 December 2005 Nick Harper was pretty much on form at Fibbers last night, thrilling the York audience with the severe battering he gave his guitar. Two strings broken this time, giving him no less than two opportunities to dazzle the audience with his trademark party piece...

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 14 November 2005 I heard it said that the linguists who worked on the hoax Yorkshire Ripper tapes could pinpoint the Geordie accent in question, not only to a certain area of the North East of England, and not even to a certain well known Tyneside city, but to a...

Jess Gardham

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 31 October 2005 Jess Gardham was the guest at The Sal tonight. A fine singer songwriter with a beautiful voice to match. It's hard to avoid making comparisons with Tracy Chapman, and the fact that she sang Talkin 'Bout A Revolution made it even harder. She's...

Eleanor McEvoy

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 17 October 2005 Eleanor McEvoy was very much on form tonight when she played a couple of intimate sets at The Sal. She sang a selection of songs from each of her five albums including her most recent CD Early Hours. Not only is she a gifted singer and musician (...

Cambridge Folk Festival 2005

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 July 2005 I caught the last half of The Bills' opening set on main stage 2, whilst settling in for what promised to be another great Cambridge festival. This Canadian five-piece band pleased the music hungry crowd with their own special blend of...

Rosie Doonan and Ben Murray

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 18 July 2005 I went along to The Salutation tonight to see Rosie Doonan and Ben Murray's gig. This one closes the first year of Bob's club and it was a pretty good one to go out on. The duo played at the Sprotbrough club in February and so good were they, that they...

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