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Andy Irvine

Rockingham Arms, Wentworth Friday 12 May 2006 The last time I saw Andy Irvine was about fifteen years ago at this very same venue. When I arrived at the venue, one of the organisers was busy showing Andy a picture of him performing on that stage even futher back, in 1977, so the singer has an...

Jon Chapman

Rockingham Arms, Wentworth Friday 21 April 2006 Not only was it Jon's debut at The Rockingham Arms in Wentworth last night, it was also this latest line up's debut anywhere. Having recently been joined by the Norwegian cellist Kim Kristian Osmundsvaag - a right mouthful for MC Rob Shaw, who usually...

Uiscedwr

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 20 March 2006 Uiscedwr played a stunning couple of sets tonight to an appreciative crowd at the Sal. Virtuoso playing from all concerned, from the painfully young and talented Anna Esslemont (fiddle and vocal), the equally painfully young and talented Cormac Byrne (...

Maddie Southorn

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 6 March 2006 The guests at the Sal just get better and better and tonight was no exception, in fact I think the club probably peaked in terms of talent and value for money. We saw a relaxed and assured performance from Maddie Southorn and her accompanist Janet...

Karine Polwart

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 30 January 2006 After one or two problems with the sound system tonight, the Karine Polwart Band delighted a small but respectable Doncaster audience to a memorable evening of acoustic music. The problems in getting the monitors to work correctly forced Karine to...

Eddie Walker

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 23 January 2006 Eddie Walker came along to play for us tonight, it being his first gig in the town for over twenty years apparently. Blues pickers in my opinion come from two places; it's either the United States of America or the North East of England. Eddie -...

Mundy Turner

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 16 January 2006 The Sal got off to a cracking start with Mundy Turner tonight, eventhough we are still suffering from the cultural desert that is Doncaster. I can completely understand why the majority of the towns population of 286,865 people living in 121,000...

Jez Lowe

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 13 December 2005 Jez Lowe is a consistently good performer and never disappoints, never gives a poor show and never appears without a striped t shirt. Or is that hooped? These fashion terms bewilder me. Tonight's gig at The Sal proved to be another success and we...

Nick Harper

Fibbers, York Wednesday 7 December 2005 Nick Harper was pretty much on form at Fibbers last night, thrilling the York audience with the severe battering he gave his guitar. Two strings broken this time, giving him no less than two opportunities to dazzle the audience with his trademark party piece...

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

The Salutation, Doncaster Monday 14 November 2005 I heard it said that the linguists who worked on the hoax Yorkshire Ripper tapes could pinpoint the Geordie accent in question, not only to a certain area of the North East of England, and not even to a certain well known Tyneside city, but to a...

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