I just received details of Sarah McQuaid’s UK tour, starting in November. You can find more details of this and her earlier US tour on her web site and on her Facebook page.
- Nov 1 Launceston: No. 8 Cafe & Deli
- Nov 2 Trowbridge: The Village Pump @The Lamb
- Nov 3 Stroud: Minchinhampton Market House
- Nov 4 Barnstaple: ThePlough @StAnne’s
- Nov 6 Northampton: Great kNight Folk Club
- Nov 7 Pontyclun: Llantrisant Folk Club
- Nov 8 Carmarthen: The Parrot
- Nov 9 Shrewsbury: Snailbeach Village Hall
- Nov 10 Doncaster: Cast
- Nov 12 Surbiton: House Concert
- Nov 13 Newport Harbour: Quay Arts – Anthony Minghella Theatre
- Nov 14 Southampton: The Chapel Sessions
- Nov 15 Redbourn Folk Club
- Nov 16 Newbury: ACE Space
- Nov 17 West Kirby Arts Centre
- Nov 18 Southport: Bothy Folk Club
- Nov 19 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre
- Nov 22 St Margaret’s Hope: Cromarty Hall
- Nov 23 Hoy: Gable End Theatre
- Nov 25 Edinburgh: Assembly Roxy
- Nov 28 Carlisle: Old Fire Station
- Nov 29 Rothbury Roots
- Nov 30 Tewkesbury: The Old Baptist Chapel
- Dec 1 Bovey Tracey: South Devon Music
- Dec 2 Truro: Old Bakery Studios
Now that’s what I call a busy schedule…
Recently, I very much enjoyed appearing on Ian Semple’s Saturday lunchtime show. I hope that his listeners didn’t find so much Harley chat and music too awful!
More on the music (but not so much of the chat) here in due course. 🙂
Photos of Don Mac and myself at the West Malvern Social Club a week ago. Our first set together in about 30 years! A couple of days later we gigged at the No. 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore – which is a great venue – but I don’t have any pictures from that.
Anyway, it was great to play together again, and I hope we’ll get to do so again before too long.
[Stop press: it appears that folking.com were asked to hold back on the review till 17th August 2018, so it was temporarily unavailable. Back now…]
Martin Barre, the ace guitarist also known as a looooonnnnngggggg serving member of Jethro Tull, and no mean songwriter, it turns out.
MARTIN BARRE – Roads Less Travelled (Garage Records GAR0002)
Another review for folking.com of a very nice album of Sandy Denny songs from the Julie July Band:
JULIE JULY BAND – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Aurora Folk Records JJB18CD1)
I hear from Phil Heinricy (thanks, Phil!) that THE SOMERS folk club in Worcester is no longer in the Alma Tavern, which has closed. The club now meets at Bishop Allenby Hall, St. Stephen’s Church, off St. Stephen’s Street, Worcester WR3 7HS. (Bring your own drinks and glasses etc.) Other details:
- Fridays 8:15 – 10:45 pm
- £2.00 for members – £2.50 for visitors – FIRST VISIT FREE!
- Membership £5 to 31 December – join at the door
- “All kinds of folk are welcome.”
Yves Lambert is an important figure in Québécois traditional circles, and works with two other very fine musicians in this trio.
“…this combination of muscular vocals, adventurous material, and fine musicianship is certainly going to keep my ears and toes happy for a while.”