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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...

Sheesham and Lotus and Son

Ukrainian Centre, Doncaster Friday 4 September 2015 The Autumn season at Doncaster's Roots Music Club, held for the most part at the Ukrainian Centre, a short distance from the town centre, started this evening with a much anticipated appearance by the Canadian Old Time trio Sheesham and Lotus and...

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2015

Cropredy, Oxfordshire Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 August 2015 The first time I visited Cropredy was way back in 1980 when I distinctly recall standing in a field wearing an unsuitable great coat, getting soaked through to the bone as the Heavens opened upon the relatively small crowd. Small that is...

A Walkabout at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thrsday 30 July - Sunday 2 August 2015 This year, to celebrate the 51st Cambridge Folk Festival and my own personal 19th visit to the event, I've decided to lift the 'write up' straight from my own personal journal. I hope the following illustrates the four days...

Simpson, Cutting and Kerr

The Met, Bury Sunday 12 June 2015 This show had been eagerly anticipated by the Met crowd and had been a sell out from early days. Not surprising for three performers with more Folk awards between them than possibly any other band. I would be very surprised if their CD MURMURS is not a leading...

Dick Gaughan

The Live Room, Caroline Club, Saltaire Sunday 12 July 2015 A welcome return to Saltaire for veteran Leith troubadour Dick Gaughan. Dick being one of The Live Room's first guests back in June 2012. Over two sets Dick delivered a set list of many old favourites. Songs of philosophical, political and...

Moonbeams Festival 2015

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Friday 10 - Saturday 11 July 2015 The sunshine always seems to bring an additional sprinkling of joy whenever I drive, especially when I'm on my way to a festival; is there really any better feeling than having the sun burn down on your upper arm as you drive along the...

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