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CD review – HANZ ARAKI & KATHRYN CLAIRE

Last in a series of reviews for Folking.com of a series of CDs on a seasonal theme. While this one is loosely linked to summer, it’s largely focused on work and emigration issues. HANZ ARAKI & KATHRYN CLAIRE – The … Continue reading

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CD review – Dan Penn

Another review for folking.com, of an album by Dan Penn. Southern Soul isn’t really my thing, but it’s a pleasant CD. David Harley

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New session in Bishops Castle

News from Trevor Hedges: “Since the demise of the popular folk session at The Sun Inn in Clun we’ve been looking for a new home – and it looks as if we may have found one. You probably know that … Continue reading

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Changes to this blog

I’ve been carrying out extensive changes to this blog (among others), many of them arising from the fact that I need to spend (even) less time on it. Mostly it’s been a matter of amending some out-of-date info or hiding … Continue reading

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My Folklife column

[Update: after discussion with the editors, the May issue will be my last column for Folklife.] For the last few years I’ve been writing a short column for Folklife with a listing of regular events in Shropshire. However, I’m planning … Continue reading

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Folk down the track/Knucklas update

The Castle Folk Night due to take place on the 16th January has been cancelled for this month only.  This is because 2 days later we are having our annual KNUCKLAS WASSAIL – please come and join us! Saturday 18th … Continue reading

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CD review – Yehla Collective

Thirty years on from the ‘Velvet Revolution’ in what was then Czechoslovakia: THE YEHLA COLLECTIVE – Steel Strings And Iron Curtains – Songs that Ignited The Downfall of Communism (Sun King Records) Added to the reviews page, of course. David … Continue reading

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CD/DVD review – concert for Jack Bruce

A review for folking.com. A bit different to most of the releases I review there… David Harley

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CD Review – Finn Paul

Another review for folking.com, this time of a rather good album by Scottish singer-songwriter Finn Paul. FINN PAUL – Wind & Stone (Independent Release IWCD001) David Harley

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Gig review – Burning Salt

Not in Shropshire, but while I was staying with my daughter in Essex I had the opportunity to attend a Burning Salt gig in London. Of course, Burning Salt’s Hannah Hull is well-known among Shrewsbury songwriters. Review for Folking.com. Burning … Continue reading

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