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Bellevue Rendezvous - Salamander (Journeyman)

Bellevue Rendezvous are an instrumental trio from Edinburgh featuring the varied talents of Gavin Marwick on fiddle, Ruth Morris on nyckelharpa and Cameron Robson on cittern, guitar and jaw harp. Edinburgh based Gavin Marwick is no stranger to the Scottish music scene and has performed at many...

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4

Pamela Wyn Shannon

A certain name has appeared on publicity material for the Barnsley House Concerts for what seems like months now, as well as on a poster for last years' hugely successful Wombwell Mad-Fest, but due to unforeseen circumstances, including visa problems and the cursed snow, fate has dealt blow after...

Cherry Lee Mewis - Southbound Train (Self Release)

When I first picked up from my door mat the envelope containing the new SOUTHBOUND TRAIN record by Cherry Lee Mewis, I found it difficult getting past the name on the sleeve. Was it a joke? The name sounded very much like one of those highly irritating tribute bands I have an aversion to and I was...

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3

Janet Robin - Everything Has Changed (Hypertension)

On the sleeve that accompanies the new album by Janet Robin, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED, we have the singer-songwriter-guitarist coming at us purposely with her acoustic Taylor - brandishing it more like - all smiles and ready for action. No stranger to the big stage, Janet Robin has worked with the...

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3

Leddra Chapman - Telling Tales (AIC)

With a handful of well crafted songs, a lucrative clothing sponsorship deal and the good looks she was born with, Anna Leddra Chapman has now uncorked the Champaign, aimed it squarely at the stern of her vessel and has successfully launched what looks like a very promising music career. With a...

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4

Jochen Roß and Jens-Uwe Popp - The Ten Islands (Independent)

For the most part THE TEN ISLANDS is an instrumental album, but like all good instrumental albums, it includes a handful of songs as well. Joking apart, the songs included on this album do serve to complement the instrumental pieces remarkably well, all three traditional songs beautifully sung by...

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3

Various Artists - The Village (429 Records)

With three stunning Dylan covers to get this little celebration underway, Rickie Lee Jones, The Duhks and Lucinda Williams prove once again that Dylan songs are very often done much better by others than by the man himself. Rickie Lee Jones takes on a sort of Three Dog Night Mama Told Me Not To...

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3

Flossie Malavialle

The Wheelhouse, Wombwell Saturday 12 December 2009 Hedley Jones, the host of the Barnsley House Concerts, which are regularly held at his home in Wombwell, was given the first opportunity to fly the French tricolore above the Wheelhouse tonight, in honour of his French guest; an honour that has up...

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt

The Wheelhouse, Wombwell Sunday 6 December 2009 Carrie Elkin's speedy return to the Wheelhouse is testament to her popularity around these parts after her first visit to the venue back in August, that time appearing with Nashville's Robby Hecht. Tonight Carrie returned to this popular Barnsley...

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby

The Rock, Maltby Friday 4 December 2009 There are I imagine, many reasons why you might want to attend a Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby gig. The standard of musicianship would no doubt be one of them, then there's the unmistakable tone of Cathryn's voice, which would be equally relevant. It may...

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