CD review – Rab Noakes

For RAB NOAKES – Welcome To Anniversaryville (Neon Records NEONCD021)

Added to the album review page.

David Harley

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CD Review: archive recordings from Fellside

Another of my reviews for archive recordings from Fellside Recordings by an amazing line-up of performers. Three CDs for the price of one…

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Destination (Fellside Recordings FECD282)

David Harley

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Hotspur acoustic session: changes of venue

Changes are afoot at the Hotspur Club, which has been running as a weekly Friday acoustic session starting at 8.30pm.

Phil Heinricy says the session is no longer running at Shobdon airfield. The group is now looking for a different venue for each week of the month. A 1st Friday session is confirmed at Brockington Golf Course, Bodenham, HR1 3HX. The search is on for more venues closer to South Shropshire and North Herefordshire. For the moment, he recommends that you check the club’s Facebook page to see what venue is lined up for that week.

David Harley

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CD review – SERIOUS CHiLD (sic)

Another of my reviews for SERIOUS CHILD – Empty Nest (TCR Music TCRM75099) – it actually went up yesterday, but I’ve been catching up with work and domestic stuff.

Based around the songs of Alan Young, a late-developing singer-songwriter with a very nice voice, though some of the songs are at the pop-y end of the spectrum. He actually reminds me just a little vocally of Scott Walker at times. Supported by some fine musicians here.

Also linked from the Sabrinaflu reviews page here.

David Harley

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Yew Tree Irish session: change of venue

As noted on the Regular Events page, there is a change of venue for the last-Friday-of-the-month session formerly held at the Yew Tree in All Stretton. Note that there is no last Friday session at either venue in June 2018, so the next session is at the Old Coppers Malthouse on 27th July 2018. Here are the new details.

Irish Traditional Music session, The Old Coppers Malthouse, Church Stretton SY6 6DU. Held on the last Friday of the month 8:30pm – 11:30pm. All players of Trad Irish Music welcome, as are listeners. [from 27th July 2018]

David Harley

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Heart of Wales line 150th anniversary

From Siggy at Knucklas


June 1 – 4

Saturday 2nd    a Special Folk Down the Track at the Castle Inn Knucklas. Come on the train if you can, it arrives from the Shrewsbury direction at 7.01pm and returns at 9.10pm. There will be music in the bar and the function room and plenty of beer and good food!

Sunday 3rd    Walk the new railway path from Knighton to Knucklas. Meet Diane Stubbs at the Old School Knighton at 12 noon. Go a bit early and have a look at the Art Exhibition first!


You can join us for Tea at Upper House Knucklas at 2pm and be entertained by Bandamania and Whitton Voices .Have  a  look too at the wonderful art work on display in the village  and return on the train  at 6.32pm. 

Monday 4th    Exhibition of work  by the ‘Painters Beyond the Line’ at Cwmjenkin Studios, Knucklas LD71PT.  Also enjoy tea and cake, homemade soup, vintage tractors, local musicians, woodland walks and stunning scenery.


ART DOWN THE LINE STUDIOS OPEN 1- 4th June from 11 – 5 pm (till 6.30 Sat and Sun)

  • The Old School  West Street

Knighton LD7 1EN

  • Upper House Knucklas LD71PN
  • Castle Hill Arts Knucklas LD7 1PS
  • Castle Garden Knucklas LD7 1PS

Plenty more details about all this are attached to this email* or contact Lottie on 01547 528792 (

Please join us and try and use the train if you can.

Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.

*See the attached PDF below – DH

art down the line details

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Dónal Clancy review

Review for of a very classy CD from Dónal Clancy:…/

David Harley

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