Author Archives: Richard

Stereo Naked

By Richard |

While dazzling with style that’s influenced by the finest American roots, especially old-time, just as great bands such as Elephant Revival and Lake Street Dive add pop stylings and sharp writing to the mix, Stereo Naked tickle tastebuds that others fail to reach. The latest album won a huge amount of exposure in Britain. Interviewing […]

Mark Harrison Band 

By Richard |

Acclaimed national touring artist Mark Harrison brings his unique music and band to The Ropewalk. There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. With his unique and acclaimed rhythm section, he is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists around.  His highly individual, all-original music has taken him and the […]

Katie Doherty and the Navigators

By Richard |

Katie Doherty formed the Navigators in 2018. Their power and dynamic is often described as much bigger than its component parts. Katie’s songs hang on the precipice of the current state of the world. There is enormous heart filled hope but there is much riding on where we go from here. The songs paint sweeping […]

Will Finn & Rosie Calvert 

By Richard |

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a folk and traditionally-inspired musical duo from the north east of England. They are graduates of the Folk and Traditional Music BA at Newcastle University and have been taking the festival circuit by storm with their acapella harmony quartet The Teacups for the past 10 years, performing all over […]

The Three Ann(e)s      

By Richard |

Everyone’s heard of the Brontë sisters – they lived at Haworth, died young, had a drunken brother and wrote novels. Clever Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre and eccentric Emily wrote Wuthering Heights. And then there was the other one.   Er – what’s her name?  –  ANNE. Quiet Anne was overshadowed by her older sisters in her […]

The Outside Track

By Richard |

Support by Andrew WaiteMulti-award winning band, The Outside Track, fronted by four powerhouse women – Teresa Horgan, Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner) – released its fifth studio album, Rise Up, in January 2020. Having headlined major Folk Festivals all around the world, The […]

Jenn Butterworth and Will Pound

By Richard |

Two of the finest instrumentalists in traditional music combine to bring a tour de force of breathtaking performances, which first started in lockdown with a video that was an international internet sensation.  An outstanding talent in his generation, harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound has pushed the boundaries of both instruments, sharing awe inspiring performances […]

Sam Weber

By Richard |

Canadian-born artist Sam Weber spans an eclectic range of roots, Americana, improvisational music and jazz influences. He has released three LPs of his own material, collaborated with Grammy winners, and contributed guitar to the 2021 Juno-winning Bahamas album, Sad Hunk. Supporting his latest release Get Free, Sam is going forth with the same intention and […]

White Christmas

By Richard |

The Classic hristmas film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

The Little Stranger

By Richard |

12a ‘The Little Stranger’ tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Wilson

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