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Martin Carthy

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 28 January 2008 The one sure way of filling a back pub room, or in this case a hotel function room, where local enthusiasts work hard to stage music nights, sometimes at their own expense, is to every now and then invite someone of the stature of Martin Carthy to help...

Teddy Thompson

Fibbers, York Tuesday 22 January 2008 It seems to have come round full circle now for Teddy Thompson, having returned to his original passion, Country Music. It's hard to imagine a young English kid of famed parentage living in a Sufi commune listening to George Jones, but that is apparently what...

Bernard Wrigley

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 21 January 2008 There was always an injustice brought upon folk entertainers in the Eighties when Southern Rag became Folk Roots and those who sought to change what we expect to see in folk clubs throughout the land poured scorn on the likes of Derek Brimstone, Stanley...

Jez Lowe

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 14 January 2008 The Peter Pan of the British folk scene was back at Bob's Monday Music Club at The Regent once again tonight, making his fourth appearance at one of Bob's soirees in as many years. Jez Lowe looks no different today than when he was making appearances in...

Tom McConville and Dave Wood

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 10 December 2007 One of the busiest musicians on the British folk scene today, Tom McConville was back in Doncaster tonight for the last of this year's gigs at Bob Chiswick's Monday Music Club at The Regent. Tom has not only been a huge influence on many fiddle players...

Rosie Doonan

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 3 December 2007 What Rosie Doonan did in 45 minutes at Bob's Music Club tonight was something that many performers curiously avoid, and that is to fill the room with space. It wasn't only what she put into the performance; it was what she left out that made all the...

Emily Smith

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 26 November 2007 It's not often I get to start a review with the sentence 'fresh from Songs of Praise', but Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan's last public appearance before setting out for Walthamstowe Folk Club last night, was indeed on the long running Sunday evening...

Peter Rowan

The Rock, Maltby Friday 23 November 2007 If Peter Rowan seemed a little subdued at the Rock tonight, the blame could be directed towards one or either of the following; it had something to do with him being in the middle of a UK tour during the current British November chill, or more likely, it...

Roy Machin and Mike Miller

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 12 November 2007 Standing in for Dave Burland at short notice at The Regent tonight was a bunch of friends who were only too willing to help out under the sad circumstances. I'm sure that everyone associated with the club would like to wish Dave all the very best...

Megson

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 5 November 2007 Bob Chiswick continues to bring both new (or should that be 'nu'?) as well as more established acoustic acts to the Regent and tonight was an especially inspired choice. Megsons' reputation has been steadily growing over the last couple of years, with...

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