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The Trials of Cato

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 8 March 2019 Every now and again a band of musicians come along and appear to tick just about every box in terms of their musical ability, their vocal prowess and their taste, all matched measure for measure with their personal appeal and likeability factor...

Rouse Ye Women!

CAST Theatre, Doncaster Wednesday 6 March 2019 I had a bit of a moment during tonight's performance of Neil Gore's folk ballad opera Rouse Ye Women, when I unexpectedly found myself playing a minor role. When I say a minor role, I mean a miniscule role, but a role nevertheless. Bryony Purdue...

Rab Noakes and Rod Clements

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 1 March 2019 Tonight at the Roots Music Club, there was the usual proverbial calm before the storm, no one quite sure who might turn up or indeed how many. An original member of Lindisfarne propped up the bar at the back of the hall, a stoic Buster Keaton...

Southport Jazz Festival 2019

Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport Thursday 31 January - Sunday 3 February There's something genuinely bewitching about the Southport Jazz Festival. An enigmatic charm seems to rest over the winter event without the need for the glistening ice and snow that covered the rest of the country this weekend...

Grace And Danger: A Celebration Of John Martyn

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sunday 27 January 2019 Featuring in order of appearance: Greg Lawson and Friends, Danny Thompson, Eric Bibb, Katie Spencer, John Smith, Eddi Reader, Ross Wilson, Lucy Rose, Rory Butler and Paul Weller. In 2010 at Celtic Connections I saw one of my favourite gigs of all...

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 25 January 2019 I don't know why it should come as such a surprise to us when Christina Alden, Alex Patterson and Noel Dashwood break out their instruments from their respective cases and stand next to one another on stage; for some reason we just don't expect...

Gren Bartley

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 18 January 2019 Gren Bartley returns after a sabbatical of sorts, time away to reflect, gather his thoughts, recharge his batteries and evidently bond with his new best friend, his new shining resonator guitar, which now presumably occupies many of his waking...

Frank Carline

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 11 January 2019 With the last scraps of turkey (or your own particular veggie option) well and truly disposed of and the multitude of tree pines almost completely swept up, together with those resolutions made and broken within minutes of one another, we step...

Great British Folk Festival 2018

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 30 November - Sunday 2 December 2018 The timing of the Great British Folk Festival is just about right, especially for those of us who particularly enjoy Wintertime; it sort of sets the seasonal mood and should any of the billed performers include just a...

Archie Fisher

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 16 November 2018 Often, when in the company of notable figures from our past, we have a tendency to allow our minds to wander through the annals of time. Tonight, when Archie Fisher was introduced on stage by the Roots Club's Ian Mather, memories returned to the...

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