Music / Rose In June – Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings

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John Boden

There has always been a dichotomy between recorded and live music that throws up questions like can the live performance deliver the spirit of the recording? Or, looking at that in reverse, does the live performance get captured in recording? The latter often being easier to get right. For example, Richard Thompson had a series… Read more »

Music / THE ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND 20TH ANNIVERSARY GREATEST HITS TOUR

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The Albion Christmas Band are widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years this year, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Band !! Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention),… Read more »

Music / Sarah McQuaid Fifth Studio Album and November Tour Dates

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Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer. Her unique voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. In addition to her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan Ballads, 1930’s jazz numbers, surprise covers and… Read more »

Music / The Home Service live – Lichfield Garrick Theatre, October 18 2019

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Home Service

It’s like fish without chips, I mean fish is great alone but with chips, well…. Morecambe without Wise, Eric’s brilliant on his own, a pillar of entertainment yet with Ernie to bounce off the stuff of legend. So the same applies, the Home Service are a touchstone band playing an epic English rooted rock stirred… Read more »

Music / Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Celebrate 25 Years of Making Music

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2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewarding and enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit… Read more »

Music / Awake Arise Winter Album and Special Launch Concerts

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In an unmissable festive collaboration, two of the English folk scene’s most inventive acts (trio Lady Maisery and duo Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith) announce a brand new album, 2 Single releases and 8 special launch concerts. ‘Awake Arise’ celebrates the riches of varied winter traditions from the British Isles and further afield and reflects… Read more »

Music / Hadestown Broadway cast recording album release

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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will be available on CD starting Friday, November 1 and vinyl, November 29. The cast album was released digitally this summer, and topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart, and debuted at #8 on the Top Album chart. To… Read more »

Music / Songs of Our Native Daughters – Our Native Daughters

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Native Daughters

Collaborations, projects, accidental meetings. They’re all sources of inspiration for the more inventive musician but, in truth, the results of such musical experimentation vary enormously in terms of their relative success. Then, with that in mind, there are no apologies for the fact that this review looks at a magnificent record that came out earlier… Read more »

Music / Sunshine Of Your Love; A Concert For Jack Bruce memorial concert box set

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On Friday 25 October 2019, German independent label MIG Records will release Sunshine Of Your Love, a box set of an all-star concert celebrating the life and music of legendary Cream founder Jack Bruce. The format will be a video-and-audio presentation of one DVD and two CDs. Staged in London’s Roundhouse on 24 October 2015,… Read more »