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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 Mostly it’s been a matter of amending some out-of-date info or hiding … Continue reading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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Wednesday session at the Seven Stars, Shrewsbury

The music session (with some songs) formerly at the Crown, in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, is now at the Seven Stars, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7BP 07890 174889. [Confirmed by Ralph Edwards as moved but still running in September 2019.] I haven’t … Continue reading

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CD Review – Ralph McTell

Another review for Folking.com. Good to hear that Ralph is still making good music. RALPH McTELL – Hill Of Beans (Leola Music TPGCD50) David Harley

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