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Show of Hands: Where Were Bound – The Lowry,Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Show of Hands were formed in 1986 when singer-songwriter Steve Knightley and composer and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer got together to perform as a duo, having known each other since the late sixties being part of the same folk scene. Since then there have been multiple albums, tours a plenty and they are as popular today as they were ...

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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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Folk – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Patrick Bridgman_Stephen, Connie Walker_Winnie, Chloe Harris_Kayleigh in Folk

Writer: Tom Wells Director:Tessa Walker Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Tom Wells is at it again. His ability to write socially relevant plays such as Jumpers for Goalposts and Me, As A Penguin has earned him the reputation of being a leading figure in theatre’s new writing. His latest play Folk premieres at the Birmingham REP and is co-produced with Hull Truck ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: An Dhá – Urban Folk Music

AnDha at Brighton Fringe

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Cello and violin duo, An Dhá(The Two in Gaelic), tells us about their showUrban Folk Music, performing at Brighton Buddhist Centre (May dates) and Latest Music Bar (June dates).   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Scottish-inspiredurban folk ...

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Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo – London Palladium

Musician/Performer/Composer:Stanley Clarke,Hiromi Uehara Reviewer: Georgina Newman If you know the world of contemporary jazz then you'll surely know the work of four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke and the equally extraordinaryHiromi Uehara.Philadelphia-born bassist Clarke is a household name, and after 40 years in the business, he's still polishing his reputation as a virtuoso bass player.Clarke has been brightening the jazz ...

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Folk | Tuplet | Walking Mad – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Elena Thomas and David Pallant in Folk

Artistic Director: Caroline Finn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A world premiere choreographed by the company’s young and talented recently appointed Artistic Director, Caroline Finn, kick-starts – if you will excuse the pun – the National Dance Company Wales’ spring tour. Folk is a series of dance variations exploring life and people in scenes that are sometimes familiar and sometimes not; ...

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