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Celtic Connections

Review Date: January 17 – February 3, 2013 Review By: Paul Kerr Location: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall It was 20 years ago that Celtic Connections was conceived, allegedly as a way of filling up dead time in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in the dreary dark days, following the Christmas period. A truly Celtic festival at …

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Sandi Thom

Review Date September 20, 2012 Review By David Knowles Location Gibson Guitar Studio, London This was a very special album launch for press and a few lucky fans who won tickets to see Scottish blues singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom. Food and drink was laid on for all to partake in, although the beer ran out halfway through …

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Rosanne Cash

Review Date: March 26, 2012 Review By: Helen Mitchell Location: The Sage, Gateshead Support for the evening came from Winter Mountain, a new name to me. The duo hail from Donegal, Ireland and Cornwall, respectively, having met of all places on a train southbound from Chicago to Memphis. As the lead singer put it, they’ve …

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Natasha Haws

Review Date May 12, 2012 Review By Alan Harrison Location Sunderland Minster I love discovering new venues but never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see a gig in a Church; but with the lack of mid sized concert halls in Sunderland the curators of the Minster in the city centre have volunteered to put on …

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Midge Ure

Review Date January 14, 2013 Review By Eric Thom Location Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Canada Don’t get me wrong; I was never a huge fan of Ultravox, but I always had time for Midge Ure and his singular, stylish voice, following him into his solo career and beyond-none of which would properly prepare me for what I would witness …

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Ron Sexsmith

Review Date June 21, 2013 Review By Jela Webb Location St George’s Church, Brighton Promoters Melting Vinyl who have been bringing live music to Brighton for over a decade, once again pitched it perfectly by staging Ron Sexsmith in the hallowed surroundings of St George’s Church. The venue, with its wonderful acoustics and seating for up to 600, …

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