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Voices for Nature

Old Moor RSPB, Wombwell Saturday 15 August 2009 Carrie Elkin and Robby Hecht were the guests of the Barnsley House Concerts at the Wheelhouse tonight, their gig being the climax of an eventful day in and around Wombwell in the heart of the Dearne Valley. During the afternoon, the nearby Old Moor...

Cambridge Folk Festival 2009

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 30 July - Sunday 2 August 2009 At any other time of the year, the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall would more or less echo the tranquility of other more well known city locations, such as the various college gardens or the handful of idyllic beauty spots down by...

Doncaster Rocks

The Dome, Doncaster Saturday 25 July 2009 When you're pretty much used to hopping in the car and driving at least twenty miles, more often fifty or so these days, to see anything remotely interesting, it comes as a pleasant surprise to have something both exciting and familiar, to those of us of a...

Beverley Folk Festival 2009

Beverley Leisure Complex, Beverley Friday 19 - Sunday 21 June 2009 FRIDAY It doesn't take long to acclimatise yourself to the Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival once you've got yourself suitably accustomed to the handful of minor changes from the previous year. This year for instance, a new...

Nancy Wallace - Old Stories (Midwich)

Nancy Wallace has once again managed to turn out a spellbinding performance this time in her own right. Her work with The Memory Band on their albums THE MEMORY BAND and APRON STRINGS could almost be seen as a mere apprenticeship for what was to follow and what may very well continue to develop...

Star rating: 
4

Ezio

The Duchess, York Friday 12 June 2009 Even though Ezio cross many musical boundaries with their adrenaline infused acoustic rock, the duo still maintain they are just a 'folk music band from Cambridge'. Together since 1990, singer songwriter Ezio Lunedei and guitarist Mark 'Booga' Fowell, have...

Lipstick and Guitars Tour

The Maze, Nottingham Wednesday 27 May 2009 The Lipstick and Guitars tour, originally advertised as featuring four exceptionally gifted female singer songwriters, those being specifically Nell Bryden, Kat Flint, Lana and Lizzyspit, arrived in Nottingham tonight with one of those main ingredients...

Wombwell Mad-Fest 2009

Church Hall, Wombwell Friday 22 - Sunday 24 May 2009 It's been a while since the last Wombwell Mad-Fest, the last one being about five years ago, but it came back to us with a resounding thumbs up over the bank holiday weekend and brought with it the first flurry of good weather of the festival...

Shepley Spring Festival 2009

The Cricket Club, Shepley Friday 15 - Sunday 17 May 2009 There's a couple of young musicians who live down the lane in the self-contained village of Shepley, almost hidden amongst the rolling meadows of the Pennine fringe just to the south of Huddersfield. You imagine Jack Rutter and Lydia Noble...

Holly Taymar - Waking Up Is Hard To Do (GenieCake)

I first came across Holly Taymar in York one night doing one of the three showcase support spots for visiting Americans Rod Picott and Amanda Shires. I was knocked out by her songs then and I've continued to watch her progress with keen interest. I think this is because Holly sings the sort of...

Star rating: 
4

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