Festivals / Gate To Southwell 2015

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gate to southwell 2015

Solo onstage for ninety minutes with only guitars and a not-very-rock & roll mug of medical tea (“for people who think they can sing”), this is the start of Billy Bragg’s 2015 troubadour trek to help the nation shake off those post-election blues. The old harsh punk rock voice may have become warmer and more… Read more »

Festivals / Costa Del Folk March 2015 Festival Review

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costa del folk

Steeleye Span’s 1975 hit ‘All Around my Hat’ opens with the line ‘Fare thee well cold winter and fare thee well cold frost’ and they were my thoughts exactly as I got on a plane this March bound for the second annual Costa Del Folk Festival in Benalmadena Spain. The event organisers at Enjoy Travel… Read more »

Festivals / Home Festival 2011

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home 2011

Apparently there was some other festival on this weekend, but the surroundings at Home couldn’t be much more different. And that’s how the organisers intended it; Home was deliberately scheduled for the same weekend as its rather more famous counterpart. Set in the grounds of the Dartington estate in Devon, home of the ‘Dartington experiment’,… Read more »