Posts Categorized: Live Reviews

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 »

A Night for Lynn-Rockingham Arms Wentworth

Lynn Morawski memorial concert – Rockingham Arms wentworth 6 June 2014 This was a tribute gig for Lynn , who sadly died last year and as Rob Shaw said in his introduction, was his right hand person when running the club here in the almost distant past. And how strange for so many people to… Read more »

Jim Moray

Jim Moray cast Theatre doncaster, Sunday 25th May Sunday, 25 May saw the conclusion of Doncaster Folk Festival with a special finale concert by Jim Moray and his band. This took place at the new Cast Theatre in the centre of town within the venues more intimate studio theatre space. Jim started off the evening… Read more »

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop the Greystone 28th of May  On Wednesday night young singer-songwriter Blair Dunlop bought his house of Jack’s tour to the Greystones in Sheffield. Blair who this time appeared with a band featuring Katriona Gilmore on fiddle and mandolin, Fred Claridge on drums, Jacob Stoney on keyboards & Blair himself on lead guitar. They started the… Read more »

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 »