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« Reply #1480 on: October 17, 2021, 11:47:58 AM »

Rioghnach Connolly at the Lancaster Music Festival last night. First time I'd seen her and wow, what a voice! She did a stunning version of Black is the Colour. I was hoping she would sing Now Westlin Winds which she did but unfortunately her vocals were too loud which spoiled it a bit. Apart from that the sound was fine. She played some nice flute solos as well which fitted in perfectly with her guitar & piano accompaniment.

She headlined a day of music at Lancaster Priory and we caught the performer on before her - a Ugandan musician and singer called Seby Ntege. He played kora and thumb piano and had the guitarist from his band with him.
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« Reply #1481 on: October 17, 2021, 12:31:46 PM »

Lindisfarne at Porthcawl last night. Last time I saw them was on their 2003 'farewell tour'.... Only Rod Clements remains from the original line up, but Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson joined the band in the early 1990s and have worked together as 'The Alan Hull Songbook'. Steve Daggett's association with Lindisfarne goes back to the 1980s, when he not only produced their 'Dance Your Life Away' album, but toured with them as an extra keyboard player, so they have the credentials, I suppose. Only new drummer Paul Smith was an unknown to me.

The concert, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed twice, so it was good to finally get to see them. From the opener 'No Time to Lose' (a personal favourite) to the inevitable closer 'Clear White Light' it was a triumph. Rod Clements, although admitting he's 'not a proper singer' confirmed what a fantastic musician he is, with mandolin, guitars and fiddle being played with equal aplomb. However, Dave Hull-Denholm stole the show with his renditions of his late father-in-law's songs throughout the evening.  All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
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« Reply #1482 on: October 17, 2021, 04:21:50 PM »


Lindisfarne at Porthcawl last night. Last time I saw them was on their 2003 'farewell tour'.... Only Rod Clements remains from the original line up, but Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson joined the band in the early 1990s and have worked together as 'The Alan Hull Songbook'. Steve Daggett's association with Lindisfarne goes back to the 1980s, when he not only produced their 'Dance Your Life Away' album, but toured with them as an extra keyboard player, so they have the credentials, I suppose. Only new drummer Paul Smith was an unknown to me.

The concert, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed twice, so it was good to finally get to see them. From the opener 'No Time to Lose' (a personal favourite) to the inevitable closer 'Clear White Light' it was a triumph. Rod Clements, although admitting he's 'not a proper singer' confirmed what a fantastic musician he is, with mandolin, guitars and fiddle being played with equal aplomb. However, Dave Hull-Denholm stole the show with his renditions of his late father-in-law's songs throughout the evening.  All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Paul Thompson of Roxy Music fame had been drumming for Lindisfarne for seven or eight years. Very good he was too. Sad to see him go.
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« Reply #1483 on: October 17, 2021, 04:48:02 PM »



Lindisfarne at Porthcawl last night. Last time I saw them was on their 2003 'farewell tour'.... Only Rod Clements remains from the original line up, but Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson joined the band in the early 1990s and have worked together as 'The Alan Hull Songbook'. Steve Daggett's association with Lindisfarne goes back to the 1980s, when he not only produced their 'Dance Your Life Away' album, but toured with them as an extra keyboard player, so they have the credentials, I suppose. Only new drummer Paul Smith was an unknown to me.

The concert, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed twice, so it was good to finally get to see them. From the opener 'No Time to Lose' (a personal favourite) to the inevitable closer 'Clear White Light' it was a triumph. Rod Clements, although admitting he's 'not a proper singer' confirmed what a fantastic musician he is, with mandolin, guitars and fiddle being played with equal aplomb. However, Dave Hull-Denholm stole the show with his renditions of his late father-in-law's songs throughout the evening.  All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Paul Thompson of Roxy Music fame had been drumming for Lindisfarne for seven or eight years. Very good he was too. Sad to see him go.


"The Great Paul Thompson", let's have it right😎
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« Reply #1484 on: October 17, 2021, 04:57:03 PM »




Lindisfarne at Porthcawl last night. Last time I saw them was on their 2003 'farewell tour'.... Only Rod Clements remains from the original line up, but Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson joined the band in the early 1990s and have worked together as 'The Alan Hull Songbook'. Steve Daggett's association with Lindisfarne goes back to the 1980s, when he not only produced their 'Dance Your Life Away' album, but toured with them as an extra keyboard player, so they have the credentials, I suppose. Only new drummer Paul Smith was an unknown to me.

The concert, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed twice, so it was good to finally get to see them. From the opener 'No Time to Lose' (a personal favourite) to the inevitable closer 'Clear White Light' it was a triumph. Rod Clements, although admitting he's 'not a proper singer' confirmed what a fantastic musician he is, with mandolin, guitars and fiddle being played with equal aplomb. However, Dave Hull-Denholm stole the show with his renditions of his late father-in-law's songs throughout the evening.  All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Paul Thompson of Roxy Music fame had been drumming for Lindisfarne for seven or eight years. Very good he was too. Sad to see him go.


"The Great Paul Thompson", let's have it right😎


I remember thinking this was a really odd mix as Paul's such a 'heavy' drummer, but from friends who saw them, they said it was a good match.
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« Reply #1485 on: October 17, 2021, 05:03:36 PM »


The Men They Couldn’t Hang tonight, first gig since Cush passed away. Despite some sound problems, they were brilliant, different set list but lots of respect to Cush. Bobby Balentino played guitar on a couple, and Paul Simmonds played Cush’s Fender at times. Quite emotional.


Balentino or Valentino?
Bobby V was the pencil moustachio'd fiddler from the Fab Poodles , the Bluebells and many many more over the years


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« Reply #1486 on: October 17, 2021, 05:12:49 PM »



The Men They Couldn’t Hang tonight, first gig since Cush passed away. Despite some sound problems, they were brilliant, different set list but lots of respect to Cush. Bobby Balentino played guitar on a couple, and Paul Simmonds played Cush’s Fender at times. Quite emotional.


Balentino or Valentino?
Bobby V was the pencil moustachio'd fiddler from the Fab Poodles , the Bluebells and many many more over the years


I'm sure Valentino will be the fellow. He's been part of the Men They Couldn't Hang family for decades.
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« Reply #1487 on: October 17, 2021, 05:21:41 PM »

Wasn't he also in the fabulous Hank Wangford Band?
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« Reply #1488 on: October 17, 2021, 05:57:51 PM »

BV played fiddle with the fabulous Electric Bluebirds, on disc & at Cropredy & turned up on a Tom Petty track on a BBC In Concert programme.  Smiley
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« Reply #1489 on: October 17, 2021, 06:46:52 PM »

My bad - B and V next to each other on keypad.
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« Reply #1490 on: October 18, 2021, 11:22:20 PM »




Lindisfarne at Porthcawl last night. Last time I saw them was on their 2003 'farewell tour'.... Only Rod Clements remains from the original line up, but Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson joined the band in the early 1990s and have worked together as 'The Alan Hull Songbook'. Steve Daggett's association with Lindisfarne goes back to the 1980s, when he not only produced their 'Dance Your Life Away' album, but toured with them as an extra keyboard player, so they have the credentials, I suppose. Only new drummer Paul Smith was an unknown to me.

The concert, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed twice, so it was good to finally get to see them. From the opener 'No Time to Lose' (a personal favourite) to the inevitable closer 'Clear White Light' it was a triumph. Rod Clements, although admitting he's 'not a proper singer' confirmed what a fantastic musician he is, with mandolin, guitars and fiddle being played with equal aplomb. However, Dave Hull-Denholm stole the show with his renditions of his late father-in-law's songs throughout the evening.  All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Paul Thompson of Roxy Music fame had been drumming for Lindisfarne for seven or eight years. Very good he was too. Sad to see him go.


"The Great Paul Thompson", let's have it right😎


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« Reply #1491 on: October 21, 2021, 05:30:45 PM »

Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour feat. Michael McDonald, October 19 at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas!

This was my first time in this very new venue in north Texas, just outside Dallas. The reserved seats are fully enclosed and covered, but it opens to a small grassy area for general admission seating. The sound was okay, the giant video screens were welcome, and the viewing angles were awful for Mrs. J From A (who couldn't see over the guy seated right in front of her).

They played a 2 1/2 hour, 29-song set, which is the longest show they've played since the first farewell tour in 1982. Pat Simmons and Michael McD each sang 7 songs, Tom Johnston sang 13, and they teamed up on several songs. Their 1989-2000 albums were not represented at all, but they played 2 great new songs. Here are the full statistics:

The Doobie Brothers (1971) - Nobody
Toulouse Street (1972) - Listen to the Music, Rockin' Down the Highway, Jesus is Just Alright
The Captain and Me (1973) - China Grove, Long Train Runnin', South City Midnight Lady, Dark-Eyed Cajun Woman, Clear as the Driven Snow, Without You, Ukiah
What Were Once Vices are Now Habits (1974) - Black Water, Spirit, Eyes of Silver
Stampede (1975) - Take Me in Your Arms, Sweet Maxine, Neal's Fandango
Takin' it to the Streets (1976) - Takin' it to the Streets, It Keeps You Runnin', Wheels of Fortune
Livin' on the Fault Line (1977) - You Belong to Me
Minute By Minute (1978) - Here to Love You, Dependin' on You, Minute By Minute, What A Fool Believes
One Step Closer (1980) - Real Love
Cycles (1989) - Nothing
Brotherhood (1991) - Nothing
Sibling Rivalry (2000) - Nothing
World Gone Crazy (2010) - World Gone Crazy
Liberte (2021) - Better Days, Don't Ya Mess With Me
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« Reply #1492 on: October 22, 2021, 10:46:06 AM »

Wow! I bet that was amazing John!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1493 on: October 23, 2021, 10:18:04 PM »

Just back from seeing Steeleye Span at Pontardawe. An excellent concert. Maddie's voice sounded a bit croaky at first, but strangely it seemed to improve as the night progressed. Nice to hear one or two songs I haven't heard in a while, including the opener 'Little Sir Hugh'. One thing that puzzled me  though, was the absence of Benji Kirkpatrick. It wasn't mentioned by anyone on stage and I had to leave quickly, so I don't know if the band came out to talk, as they often do. I had a look online and I couldn't see anything about it. No doubt it will be addressed. Anyway, a great night.
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« Reply #1494 on: October 23, 2021, 10:49:24 PM »


Just back from seeing Steeleye Span at Pontardawe. An excellent concert. Maddie's voice sounded a bit croaky at first, but strangely it seemed to improve as the night progressed. Nice to hear one or two songs I haven't heard in a while, including the opener 'Little Sir Hugh'. One thing that puzzled me  though, was the absence of Benji Kirkpatrick. It wasn't mentioned by anyone on stage and I had to leave quickly, so I don't know if the band came out to talk, as they often do. I had a look online and I couldn't see anything about it. No doubt it will be addressed. Anyway, a great night.
Last time I saw Benji was with Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Festival on the August Bank Holiday. Perhaps he's still touring with Seth?
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« Reply #1495 on: October 25, 2021, 09:59:24 AM »

Hue & Cry at Acapela Studios Saturday. Mike's first gig so he was a bit apprehensive, but no need. Virtually everyone wore a mask when walking around and there was a great atmosphere generally - you could see how pleased everyone was to be back at a live music event. Pat & Greg put on a great show and sang all the hits plus lots of album tracks and a few new ones. I'm not a huge fan but their musicianship is without question.

It's anticipated that covid rates will decrease in the coming weeks so that's a real positive IMHO and bodes well for the 4 more gigs we have at Acapela in the next 7 weeks!

https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/covid-19/forecasting/
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« Reply #1496 on: October 25, 2021, 10:05:28 AM »


It's anticipated that covid rates will decrease in the coming weeks


By whom?
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« Reply #1497 on: October 25, 2021, 10:58:34 AM »



It's anticipated that covid rates will decrease in the coming weeks


By whom?
Daily Telegraph reporting that cases will be down to 5000 a day by Christmas according to a report seen by Ministers.
I’ll believe it when it happens!
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« Reply #1498 on: October 25, 2021, 11:13:38 AM »




It's anticipated that covid rates will decrease in the coming weeks


By whom?
Daily Telegraph reporting that cases will be down to 5000 a day by Christmas according to a report seen by Ministers.
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I think I'll listen to the scientists, who seem to be saying the exact opposite, at least in the short term.
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« Reply #1499 on: October 28, 2021, 11:26:11 PM »

Billy Bragg tonight at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Beautiful thought provoking show. Much less of the firebrand stuff, but no less impactful. Mostly played on semi acoustic Gibson. New songs sounded perfect for the time we’ve been through. Catch him if you can - good medicine.
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