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Daniel Bachman at the Lantern, Bristol

It has been a long time coming, waiting to see Daniel Bachman play in flesh, so to speak. A musician of rare and remarkable talents he popped up at the Lantern in Bristol this weekend. Apparently this was his third … Continue reading

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Blue Rose Code at The Convent

Sat here on this spring Sunday morning with my second illicit cup of coffee, my head is still swirling with the songs of Blue Rose Code from the night before, and most particularly Edina from The Ballads of Peckham Rye … Continue reading

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Turin Brakes with Tom Speight at Gloucester Guildhall 

Chatting to chums at another gig (the towering Shearwater as you ask), I mentioned that I was off to see Turin Brakes (for the tumpy-tum time) the next eve. ‘Really? Why do you keeping going to see them?’… mmm I … Continue reading

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Shearwater at the Fleece, with Cross Record

Jet Plane and Oxbow may well be the sainted Shearwaters best album yet (although I might have said that before for their other releases!) In many ways it is the record that sounds most like them live, always a soaring … Continue reading

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Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band and Larkin Poe both at the Convent Club

Two shows, two great bands, two musical traditions and one special venue. On the face of it Eliza Carthy et al and Larkin Poe couldn’t be further apart – one with their feet standing on the solid pillars of English … Continue reading

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Villagers at St George’s, Bristol

Sometimes things are just perfect. The day of the official UK release of Darling Arithmetic, the sparkling third album from Conor O’Brien’s Villagers, coincided with the opening night of the UK tour at the splendid St George’s venue in Bristol … Continue reading

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Karthryn Stewart and Sean Lakeman at the Convent Club

Reminded again of our great good fortune to have such a special venue as the Convent Club right on our doorstep, Mrs H-C and I rolled up on a drear Saturday eve to the now familiar intimacy that is the … Continue reading

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