Category Archives: Music

The Often Herd

By Richard |

Bluegrass band The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of the genre. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. This unique approach won them […]

The Haar

By Richard |

The Haar introduces the formidable singing talent of All-Ireland Scór na nÓg winner Molly Donnery combined with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk and traditional music circuit: Cormac Byrne (BBC Folk Award/Show of Hands/Seth Lakeman), Adam Summerhayes, and Murray Grainger (both of the FATEA award-winning Ciderhouse Rebellion). This is music that is […]

Ramblin’ Preachers

By Richard |

The influences are firmly set in the southern rock vibe and that’s where the band’s passion clearly lies. Trying to do something familiar but with a twist that keeps the audience engaged and interested, whilst focusing on what serves the song. Guitarist James Ives and lead singer/guitarist Ross Connor are clearly tone chasers and that […]

Charlie Dore with Julian Littman

By Richard |

Charlie Dore is one of the UK’s most respected singer songwriters. In an unusually diverse career her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination and both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards.  Charlie’s appeal continues to grow year after year with over 2 million streams on Spotify […]

Martha Tilston Trio

By Richard |

With a pure silken voice and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has developed a successful musical career with a large and loyal following. She has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals, recorded and released several critically acclaimed albums, gained a nomination for BBC best newcomer, appeared as a guest […]

Eleanor McEvoy

By Richard |

Eleanor McEvoy was born on Dublin’s northside. After college, she pursued a career as a session musician in Dublin, collaborating with a multitude of artists and groups including U2, Sinead O’Connor, Midge Ure and Mary Black She got her first big break in 1992 as the composer, producer and co-performer (with Mary Black) of “A Woman’s […]

John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Trio 

By Richard |

John Bramwell has been on a never-ending rolling adventure since his workings away from the cherished, Mercury Prize nominated Mancunian band, I Am Kloot. February 23rd 2024 will mark the release of the much anticipated sophomore album ‘The Light Fantastic’, to be released via Townsend Music. John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence will be […]

The Blackheart Orchestra

By Richard |

The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Plkington. They comprise a two person ‘orchestra’ playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. They have been described as a modern day Pink Floyd with influences from as far afield as Kate Bush, Portishead and Cocteau Twins to modern composers Steve […]

Sax on Sunday with Don Richardson & Alistair Anderson

By Richard |

There’s Don Richardson on double bass, Alistair Anderson on Concertina and Northumbrian pipes. An old mucker and a new pal tonight. Snake sounds excited… Snake and Don go back decades, too many gigs and shows to remember. Lulu and Paul Carrack were particularly memorable. Snake and Alistair met at a wonderfully quirky Northumberland venue in […]

Will Page

By Richard |

Well known as the fiddle playing front man of Americana band, Noble Jacks, Will Page is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sussex. Will has toured relentlessly, including with his band, with sold out shows across the UK and beyond including notable festival performances at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Dranouter Festival (Belgium) […]

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