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Melrose Quartet

The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Sunday 13 December 2015 A very wonderful performance by the Melrose Quartet on Sunday night rounded off a superb year of music at The Live Room, Saltaire. The audience, already treated to complimentary luxury mince pies and chocolates, enjoyed a...

Jefferson Hamer with Rosie Hood

The Wheelhouse, Wombwell Friday 11 December 2015 The Wheelhouse in Wombwell provided the setting for an intimate performance by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jefferson Hamer tonight, whose gentle songs, both traditional and contemporary, with a handful of originals, were delivered with the...

The Great British Folk Festival

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 3 - Sunday 5 December 2015 If you were to pick up a pencil, draw a spiral starting from the outer edges of the page and work your way into the centre in ever decreasing circles so as to illustrate the pinnacle of Friday night's concert on the Centre Stage,...

Ranagri

The Wheelhouse, Wombwell Wednesday 2 December 2015 Returning to the Wheelhouse almost exactly one year on from their first appearance at the House Concert venue near Barnsley, the four-piece Celtic folk quartet Ranagri were greeted like old friends as they stepped out onto the small stage, a stage...

Sam Baker and Carrie Elkin

The Met Bury, Lancs Sunday 1 November 2015 Anyone attending a Sam Baker gig without prior knowledge of Sam might wonder just what they were witnessing. The man on stage describes himself as the worst guitarist to ever stand on a stage and his talking style of singing isn't going to get many choirs...

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

The Live Room , Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Friday 30 October 2015 After the applause for Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin had finally died away you would have heard lots of comments like superb, wonderful, fantastic and more than a few Wows. All justified and deserved. The occasion on a...

Musicport 2015

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 16 - Sunday 18 October 2015 There's a potent sense of voyage and discovery about the Musicport Festival, which sets sail from Whitby every October. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Pavilion, with its tall windows and invigorating view of the North Sea,...

Eric Taylor

The Ukrainian Centre, Doncaster Friday 9 October 2015 Doncaster has never been what you might consider to be the Mecca for Texas-based singer-songwriters, but tonight Eric Taylor's visit to town completed a trio of performances by three accomplished Texan artists, albeit twenty-five years apart...

Evan Christopher's Django à la Créole

Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield Thursday 8 October 2015 The old abandoned Victorian factory workshops in the Neepsend area of Sheffield provides an alluring setting for the complex of creative spaces that make up the Yellow Arch Studios. In recent years the studios have provided recording and...

Chris Wood

The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Friday 2 October 2015 In the space of five days the audiences of the Live Room have been treated to the best of song writing from both sides of the Atlantic. Last Sunday American master songwriter Danny Schmidt and his wife Carrie Elkin gave a...

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