Posts By: Sam

Elvis Costello. Sheffield City Hall 2017

Great night last night at Sheffield City Hall watching Elvis Costello on the very final night of his solo tour . A 2 1/2 hour 28 song set , a mixture of hits and other songs interspersed with autobiographical stories of his family and musical background. Elvis is very quick to point out that this… Read more »

Live @ Sams 2017

2017 already got off to an amazing start with local favourites Melrose Quartet followed by a whole host of amazing talent, 2017 is sure to be a fantastic year for folk at Live @ Sam’s so stay tuned! Support given by up and coming local star Paddy Rose. (Photos by Phil Carter) Live was proud… Read more »

Live at Sam’s 2016

Lots of amazing gigs coming up this year at Live at Sam’s! We kicked things of with a beautiful evening of acoustic guitar from the legend that is Tony McManus. (All photos from Bob Stone) On the 25th of May Live @ Sam’s was proud to host the amazing Ewan McLennan supported by the ever… Read more »

Live at Sam’s 2015

We were fortunate enough to have some amazing acts at Sam’s in 2015: Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar with support from: Leah and Holly Morgan. Siobhan Miller & Aaron Jones with support from : Alice Baillie and Kirsty Bromley. Bob Fox with support from: Kirsty Bromley. Mick Ryan & Paul Downes. (Photos by Bob Stone)  

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar Live at Sam’s 28 March 2015

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar Live at Sam’s 28 March 2015 On Saturday 28th of March, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar played it to an absolutely full house as part of “Live at Sam’s” house concert series . The evening started off with a 15 minute support slot from Leah and Holly Morgan playing some… Read more »

Derby Folk Festival

Day one. Last night around 18:30 I arrived in Derby for the 8th annual folk festival. A big change to the festival was the usual assembly rooms venue being out of action due to a big fire earlier this year. Instead of cancelling the festival, the organisers immediately had a marquee installed in the city… Read more »

Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean Cleckheaton Folk Festival On Saturday 5th  of July I visited Cleckheaton Festival for the first time, going especially to see Scottish singer-songwriter  Douge Maclean. Also on the bill were Kimbers Men, Wendy Arrowsmith and Cupola . My highlight was definitely Dougie, I have to admit I’ve only become a recent fan of Dougie,… Read more »

Martin & Eliza Carthy

  Martin and Eliza Carthy – Beverley Folk Festival, Saturday 21st of June Saturday was the day of my first summer festival this year. I went across to Beverley especially to see father and daughter Martin and Eliza Carthy perform from their newly released debut album ‘The Moral of the Elephant’. Without fail they were definitely the highlight… Read more »