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Jackie Leven

The Rock, Maltby Friday 29 February 2008 Jackie Leven abandoned the conventional approach to showbiz by refusing to go through the 'ridiculous' process of doing an encore at The Rock in Maltby tonight, announcing instead that this was going to be his last song, pointing out that we had all 'done a...

Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri

The Boardwalk, Sheffield Wednesday 13 February 2008 There was a brief moment during Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri's appearance at the Boardwalk in Sheffield tonight, just after Paul was asked to rejoin his wife on stage at the end of her set, when the couple settled themselves adjacent to one...

Ruth Notman

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 11 February 2008 At just nineteen, Ruth Notman brings something to the stage that probably ninety-nine-point-nine per cent of folk singers would love to bring to their stage; that is, fresh faced youth. She speaks of A levels and examinations with youthful candour, not...

John Renbourn and Johnny Dickinson

The Rock, Maltby Friday 8 February 2008 The new Rock at Maltby was full to the rafters tonight as people came from far and wide to see a true legend of the British folk scene. Along with Davy Graham and Bert Jansch in the Sixties, John Renbourn was one of the true pioneers of the acoustic guitar in...

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...

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