The Apex

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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Gilbert O’Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s latest formidable self-titled album was released last August 2018  and reached Top 20 in the UK Charts, receiving critical-acclaim worldwide, and to celebrate its release Gilbert is performing a series of  rare solo concerts “Just Gilbert”  around the UK that will see him present new songs alongside all his classics such as ‘Alone Again …

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Nicole Henry

It should have been such a simple task. Her people had spoken to my people… OK, I don’t actually have people, but you get the idea.  All I had to do was phone New York and talk to Nicole Henry. ‘The number you have dialled is not recognised’ – I looked, it seemed short. Better …

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Renegade Twelve

Renegade Twelve The Apex There was a palpable buzz around The Apex on Saturday night.  We arrived early at the invitation of the band and Renegade Twelve fans were visible all-around Charter Square long before the doors were due to open.  This band has built up a strong fan base, by a combination of being approachable, …

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Liza Pulman

My chat with Liza Pulman got distracted when we started to talk about my hometown, Dublin. Liza was once married to a Dubliner and spend a lot of time there. After some wonderful reminisces we got back to the matter in hand – Liza’s forthcoming tour: Liza Pulman Sings Streisand, which opens at The Apex …

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BurySOUND Final 2018

The last heat of BurySOUND 2018 took place at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds last Friday (23rd February), with ABBEY GREEN, THE CATCH, EEEYORE, INFLUX OF INSANITY, KULK and guest headliners A HORSE CALLED WAR playing amazing heats to a packed-out room. Once again, the judges had the unenviable task of choosing just one heat …

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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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Eliza Carthy

Milkmaid Folk Club The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Whatever the genre, a full blown twelve piece band is a rarity on stage.  Rarer too in the world of folk, but such is The Wayward Band and their unmistakeable front woman, Eliza Carthy.  Some say the Waywards have taken on the big folk band mantel, from …

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Eliza Carthy in Bury

Pioneer of contemporary folk music, Eliza Carthy brings her Wayward Band to Bury St Edmunds. If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether performing a centuries-old …

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