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Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

The Rock, Maltby Friday 5 October 2007 Believe it or not, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan have been working together as a duo on the folk scene for twelve years now and in that time they have managed to make several albums, walk away with the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2003, tour...

Claire Hamill

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 1 October 2007 At the tender age of thirteen, I had plenty of distractions to take my mind off algebra. One was reading Melody Maker from cover to cover, as well as The New Musical Express, Disc (and Music Echo) and Sounds. Another was Emma Peel, for obvious reasons...

Devon Sproule

Drill Hall, Lincoln Wednesday 26 September 2007 With so many great singer songwriters about these days, especially in light of the fact that MySpace creates one per minute, it's becoming rare for me to want to dwell on just the one for more than is absolutely necessary. Tonight however, as soon as...

Rachel Unthank and the Winterset

The Drill Hall, Lincoln Wednesday 26 September 2007 Rachel Unthank and the Winterset are currently enjoying widespread approval from music fans young and old and not just from the world of folk music. Their critically acclaimed second album THE BAIRNS has received a resounding thumbs up from most...

King Rollo - John Doe the Story of the Blues

Spiegeltant, Rotherham Sunday 23 September 2007 The final night of this years' Rotherham Open Arts Festival went out on something of a blue note. John Doe: A Story of the Blues, is a fascinating stage show incorporating song, dance and poetry, which celebrates the story of the blues and most...

Rotherham Open Arts Festival 2007

Spiegeltent, Rotherham Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 September 2007 As part of the Rotherham Open Arts Festival, a group of talented local musicians congregated for the first of two afternooon concerts, under the banner of the 'Real Music Bar', run by Pete Thornton-Smith (MC). The first of these concerts...

Jonathan Kelly

The Rock, Maltby Friday 21 September 2007 When Rob Shaw, organiser of the prestigious Rockingham Arms Folk Club in Wentworth, tapped me on the shoulder sometime early in 2004 and said 'guess who we had here last week doing a one off unannounced appearance?' I could've named literally dozens of...

Harvey Andrews

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 17 September 2007 There should be a government health warning printed on each ticket to a Harvey Andrews gig that reads: Warning, drink coffee or eat chocolate at your peril, and as for not turning off your mobile phone... Harvey is from the 'old headmasters' school of...

Bob Fox

The Rock, Maltby Friday 14 September 2007 I dare not even hazard a guess at exactly how long Bob Fox has been singing songs from the North East in the folk clubs, but when I first ventured into folk club land, and that's pretty much a long time ago (and a bit), he was a fixture in all the local and...

Guy Clark

Memorial Hall, Sheffield Tuesday 11 September 2007 Whenever you get the chance to see someone of the stature of Guy Clark in one of our towns or cities, you approach that city thinking to yourself, Guy Clark's in town. There's a presence. When you get to the bar of the venue you become increasingly...

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