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Transatlantic Sessions – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer:  John Kennedy For a more than a decade now, Birmingham commissures of Celtic/Americana Roots music have eagerly welcomed back the Transatlantic Sessions anticipating an uplifting and much-needed tonic to a weary world - and never more so. These artists and their collective eclectic muse are an apposite reminder that this sublime, canon of music draws its inspirational soul from ...

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Simply Dylan – The Lowry – Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “If anyone has brought friends with them who don’t know about Bob Dylan, then you may not be friends by the end of the night” jokes John O’Connell the front man of Simply Dylan. It seems an odd introduction to the night ahead as O’Connell takes us on a journey through the extensive back catalogue of one ...

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CD REVIEW: Bright Star – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Writer: Steve Martin Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Lyrics: Edie Brickell Reviewer: Holly Spanner Having played the banjo from a young age, writer and composer Steve Martin previously collaborated with lyricist Edie Brickell on their 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come For You. The collaboration proved to be a success, the title track scooping a Grammy for Best American ...

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Noah Stewart – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Undoubtedly a great talent arrived in Salford on this sunny Sunday evening; Noah Stewart brought his So in Love tour to the Quays theatre, this was his first show for 3 years from the Quays theatre, and he wasn’t going to disappoint. Stewart has an impressive CV, which includes Faust, Rodolfo, (La Boheme), and more recently a ...

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Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly There's no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour. Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best ...

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CD REVIEW: Van Winkle – A Folk Musical

Music/Lyrics: Caroline Wigmore Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] Van Winkle – A Folk Musical is a concept recording and musical adaptation of Washington Irving’s short story Rip Van Winkle and is the latest offering from SimG Records. With musical arrangements by Jen Green and music and lyrics by Caroline Wigmore, the recording features a nine piece band including musical saw, which ...

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