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Flossie Malavialle

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 8 November 2018 I doubt whether many people in the audience tonight, least of all Paul Morawski, imagined the show finishing with a rousing airing of The Fabs' Hey Jude , its oft repeated 'Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah' being arguably the easiest sing-along...

Jim Moray

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 2 November 2018 There was a distinct sense of the old and the new at the Roots Music Club in Doncaster tonight, not that Jim Moray is entirely new, having been around on the British folk scene for almost twenty years now. The appearance of two local folk stalwarts...

Matthews Southern Comfort

Tap and Barrel, Pontefract Monday 29 October 2018 The Tap and Barrel is just a short walk from the old market place in Pontefract and prides itself on being 'a place for people; serving up an atmosphere of niceness, with good stuff happening every day.' The pub also boldly quotes Dylan on its...

Nathan Bell : Adventures in God's Own County (Yorkshire) October 2018

Tuesday 9 October 2018 The Woodend Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Tuesday 16 October 2018 The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Thursday 18 October 2018 Hebden Bridge Trades Club, West Yorkshire I first saw Iowa born, Chattanooga based Nathan Bell in January 2017, he was sandwiched...

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2018

The Spa, Scarborough Friday 28 - Sunday 30 September 2018 From its beautiful setting to its diverse acts, there are so many reasons to return to Scarborough each September and savour one of this country's finest jazz festivals. As I sat in the candle-lit Spa this weekend and scribbled eagerly in my...

Jez Lowe

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 21 September 2018 There's nothing quite so rewarding to a music club's organising committee, than for them to be searching the back rooms for more chairs, even as early as 7.30pm. It was already a good night even before a single word had been sung, a single chord...

Lindisfarne

The Dome, Doncaster 14 September 2018 When Lindisfarne appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival back in 1995, many of those present would not have seen the passing of Alan Hull coming later that year, an event that would have no doubt drawn a line under the band's existence. Almost thirty years...

Take Three Girls...

Roots Music Club Friday 7 September 2018 The start of the new Autumn season at the Roots Music Club may have been low key in terms of audience numbers, but the usual standard was maintained as three local female performers made up the bill for the opening concert. It actually makes a change to...

Bridget St John

The Greystones, Sheffield Thursday 6 September 2018 On the way to Sheffield tonight I set myself a task, to write a piece about the singer songwriter Bridget St John whilst deliberately omitting the name of John Peel, which I soon found to be impossible; those two names are so inextricably linked...

FolkEast

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk Friday 17 - Sunday 19 August 2018 Teabag Golf amongst this year's surprises at FolkEast From its first appearance in 2012, FolkEast has been quietly establishing itself as a festival for the folk music connoisseur with a line up full of quality from top to...

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