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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...

Emily Smith

The Regent, Doncaster Monday 26 November 2007 It's not often I get to start a review with the sentence 'fresh from Songs of Praise', but Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan's last public appearance before setting out for Walthamstowe Folk Club last night, was indeed on the long running Sunday evening...

Peter Rowan

The Rock, Maltby Friday 23 November 2007 If Peter Rowan seemed a little subdued at the Rock tonight, the blame could be directed towards one or either of the following; it had something to do with him being in the middle of a UK tour during the current British November chill, or more likely, it...

Rosie Doonan - Moving On (Silvertop)

Rosie Doonan appears to be a somewhat unsettled figure at the moment; seeking out, with no perceivable comfort zone in her sights, the ideal setting for her own songs and her own distinctive voice. Experimenting with styles is a risky business and Rosie goes at it with all guns blazing. The...

Star rating: 
5

Bob Chiswick - Northern Air (Self Release)

Bob Chiswick's follow up to the 2002 CD ALL THE WAY TO EVERYTHING brings together a few recently written songs that he has been performing around the South Yorkshire area, most notably at his own acoustic music venue at the Regent Hotel in Doncaster during the ensuing years. Bob has a distinctive...

Star rating: 
3

Anna Elias and the Forlorn Hope - When You're Gone EP (Self Release)

After the break up of Leeds-based indie-acoustic band Bodixa, singer Anna Elias has put together a new outfit who are currently preparing to make 2008 their year. Being no stranger to recording or playing before large audiences, most notably Glastonbury Festival in 2005, the future looks exciting...

Star rating: 
3

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