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Michael Berk

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 11 June 2007 In my list of musical heroes, there is a notable absense of guitar players amongst the hoards. Although I'm always impressed with flashy guitar playing and would willingly use the much misused term 'genius' when referring to the likes of Tommy Emmanuel,...

Rod Clements

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 4 June 2007 I recall a youth dominated by LP records advertised and reviewed in such delightful rags as Melody Maker, Sounds, New Musical Express and my own particular favourite, Disc and Music Echo (well it was in colour after all). My paper round wasn't long, but it...

Chris and Kellie While

The Rock, Maltby Friday 1 June 2007 When I went to the first night of the new Rock back in January, I loved the new venue so much I swore I would go to as many Friday night shows as possible. Strange how you make these promises to yourself only to break them almost immediately. It has taken me...

Lyra Celtica

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 21 May 2007 In case you were wondering, Lyra Celtica is not a brand of indigenous Scottish sportswear, but a vehicle for the virtuoso accordian playing of one time BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Lynn Tocker. Accompanied by Frankie McGuire on a variety of...

Max McNally's Birthday Bash (A Family Gathering)

The Red Shed, Wakefield Saturday 19 May 2007 As I drove to Wakefield on this fine May evening, with not a hint of cloud in the sky and the sun beating heavy on the windscreen, I wondered what sort of night was in store. It's not every day you are asked to play a song for your friend at a very...

John Dickinson

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 14 May 2007 I first came across John Dickinson in about 2003 when he came to do a support spot at the Lonsdale. My impression then was of a quiet softly spoken shy geordie lad who had clearly spent far too much time in his bedroom refining the craft of bottleneck style...

Martha Tilston

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 30 April 2007 Martha Tilston seems to be a brand new phenomenon who appears to have sprung up from somewhere between out-of-the-blue and the middle of nowhere and from sometime between the late Sixties and the very early Seventies, but on my last check I count four full...

Jon Chapman - Washed Up On The North Shore (Self Release)

Jon Chapman's second CD shows a marked maturity both in his song writing and musicianship, as well as highlighting his credentials as an arranger and most importantly, for the purposes of posterity that is, his abilities behind the production desk. WASHED UP ON THE NORTH SHORE takes no effort in...

Star rating: 
4

Rachel Unthank and the Winterset

Camalots, Doncaster Wednesday 21 March 2007 I think the last time I entered the confines of Camelots in Doncaster, the building was still resting upon hallowed ground. Coincidentally, the last time I attended a Rachel Unthank and the Winterset gig, it was also in a converted church in historic York...

Jim Page

The Rock, Maltby Friday 19 January 2007 Tonight saw the preview of what might very well become the replacement for the Rock. The Rockingham Arms Folk Club has been running for over thirty years in the village of Wentworth near Rotherham and during that time has gained the reputation of being the...

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