Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Full English 2013

On Tuesday 29th October the Full English tour arrived in Sheffield, to the beautiful and intimate setting of Firth Hall Sheffield University. ‘The Full English is a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society that draws together for the first time the early 20th century folksong collections of Harry Albino, Lucy… Read more »

The Wayward Tour

The Wayward Tour – Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray at Buxton Opera House 27th May Wow, looks like Eliza’s back in town! Mr Carthy’s Wayward daughter is celebrating 21 years of being on the folk stage in style, touring along with Jim Moray and an 11 piece band of fine musicians. I caught up with… Read more »

Transatlantic Sessions – Celtic Connections 2013

The final Friday evening of the 2013 Celtic Connections festival saw the first of two performances from the annual event ‘Transatlantic Sessions’. The long running TV show of same name, was first brought to the concert stage in 2004 as a special event for Celtic connections and has been a permanent fixture ever since. For… Read more »

Mary Chapin Carpenter / Shawn Colvin

Derby Assembly Rooms 17 October 2012 On Wednesday night, I found myself in familiar surroundings at the Derby Assembly Rooms for an intimate acoustic evening with two of America’s greatest female singer songwriters, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, together, no support, no backing band, just them and their guitars complimenting their beautiful voices. You… Read more »

Interview: John McCusker

An interview with a musical hero of mine,  John McCusker at the Wath Festival back in 2011. Thanks to Allan Wilkinson for hosting this on his page ‘Northern Sky’  (Photo: Phil Carter) (Audio to follow)