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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...

Judith Owen and Band

The Met, Bury Thursday 12 March 2015 If I attend a better show this year for £10 I will be both highly delighted and amazed. Judith Owen on vocals and keyboards, promoting her 10th Studio album EBB AND FLOW with a backing band of living legends Russell Kunkel on drums and Leland Sklar on bass and...

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Wednesday 11 March 2015 When it comes to pedigrees, Ravi Coltrane could, surely, be described as a bona fide jazz purebred. His mother was the renowned multi-instrumentalist Alice Coltrane, whose early-1970s Impulse recordings laid the foundation for later experimental...

The Unthanks

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield Saturday 28 February 2015 The rather damp and drizzly evening began with the last of the rush hour traffic leaving town, making way for the city's night life to commence on cue. Saturday night in any city can be a noisy affair, which always seems to be preceded by a...

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