Folk

Cara Dillon

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Cara Dillon is a multi-award-winning folk artist from Northern Ireland.  Last night she brought her ‘Upon a Winter’s Night’ tour to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. In complete contrast to another winter tour I reviewed in Cambridge two days previously Cara’s performance was all about Christmas songs. The stage …

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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge I first encountered Bristol based Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys at a Folk at the Froize night in Chilliesford some years ago.  I have followed their progress since but hadn’t seen them play for a while, then a lucky accident occurred. Last week I was working at Storey’s Field Centre, …

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Tilly Moses

The young Tilly I first met at The John Peel Centre all those years ago now lives in Liverpool and her new album “If I Could Gather All The Songbirds” is a natural progression and very far from the cutesy fourteen old songs of old. Tilly and I chatted about the new album ahead of …

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Rob Harbron

Ahead of Leveret’s Autumn tour which starts on Saturday at Wingfield Barns in Suffolk, Tony Bell has a chat with the band’s concertina player, Rob Harbron.  Did you know that one of the band’s first ever gigs took place in piggery owned by Becky & John organisers of FolkEast? You are starting your tour at …

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Dan Walsh Trio

After a mammoth solo world tour promoting the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Verging On The Perpendicular’ album, BBC Folk Award nominee Dan Walsh’s annual UK tour offers an exciting change for 2018 seeing the launch of the all-new Dan Walsh Trio. This exciting new outfit sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran …

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Fairport Convention

The Apex Friday 23rd February 2018 I have a confession to make – I’d never seen Fairport Convention play live before tonight, nor had I any of their albums in my collection.  There, that’s cleared the air – for me, at least. When the acclaimed “fathers of folk-rock” formed back in 1967 I was living …

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Steve Knightley at The Cut

Steve Knightley, songwriter and frontman of top English folk-roots heavyweights Show of Hands, brings his 2018 Songs & Stories tour to The Cut, Halesworth on Thursday 8th March. With an impressive back catalogue, Steve Knightley is regularly cited by emerging artists as a source of inspiration. But who has ignited and fuelled Knightley’s creative spark …

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