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Stefano Bollani

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Thursday 21 May 2015 The curtains were left wide open at the Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds this evening, allowing the slowly falling dusk to accompany the otherwise unaccompanied Stefano Bollani. The Italian pianist appeared in front of an awestruck Yorkshire crowd...

Anna and Elizabeth

The Shakespeare, Sheffield Wednesday 13 May 2015 As strange as it sounds, it transpires that there are few more enchanting things to do than spend an evening in Sheffield with the crankies. And by Sheffield I mean The Shakespeare Pub on Gibraltar Street, and by 'crankies' I mean the hand-woven...

Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes with MonaLisa Twins

City Varieties, Leeds Thursday 7 May 2015 The City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds just happens to be one of those beautiful back street Victorian theatres, tucked away amongst the city centre department stores and fashionable bistros. It could easily be missed were it not for the iconic illuminated...

Larkin Poe

The Greystones, Sheffield Monday 13 April 2015 The audience started to arrive relatively early tonight at the Greystones, just as the lone sound of a kick drum pulsated to a steady beat in the back room, driven by the foot of drummer Marlon Patton, busily navigating the mandatory sound check...

Kris Delmhorst

The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber Friday 10 April 2015 There was a little Anglo/American weather reversal going on as Kris Delmhorst embarked on her current UK tour, leaving a snowbound Massachusetts behind for a surprisingly bright and warm Manchester on Thursday morning. After an opening night in...

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

The Met, Bury, Lancs Thursday 2 April 2015 with support from Hattie Briggs Hattie Briggs , a former nominee for BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Singer stepped away from the second year of a Russian Degree at Oxford in 2014 to pursue a musical career. Her first full CD RED AND GOLD was released on April 6th...

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Saltaire Sunday 29th March 2015 A very cold Yorkshire night saw a sizeable crowd attend the Live Room to see double Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker make their first appearance in Saltaire. Josienne and Ben are nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk...

Emily Barker and Gill Sandell

The Met, Bury, Lancs Friday 27 March 2015 with support Ciaran Lavery A sell out crowd at Bury Met, Studio Theatre for Emily and Gill with support from Northern Irish singer Ciaran Lavery. With no announcement or introduction Ciaran Lavery walked to the microphone and sang the Tom Waits song If I...

Kelley McRae and Josh Harty

The Greystones, Sheffield Thursday 26 March 2015 I almost missed tonight's Wagon Wheel double-bill, featuring Kelley McRae and Josh Harty due to some increasingly difficult traffic along the M1 between Nottingham and Sheffield. My fault completely it has to be said. I was browsing through some...

Angel Snow and Ben Glover

The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Saltaire Sunday 15 March 2015 No CDs to sell at the Merch Desk at the start of a live gig indicates either bad planning or a very popular tour. Angel Snow had sold out by the time she and Ben got to Saltaire, it wasn't down to lack of planning. Only a few of her...

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