Emily Maguire

Review Date May 31, 2012 Review By John Roffey Location The Centre Stage, Bournemouth For the last gig at the Centre Stage before the summer recess, entered the delicate looking Emily Maguire with Australian husband, Christian Dunham (bass) and a string quartet featuring highly talented cellist, Beth Porter who was taking time out from playing in Eliza Carthy’s …

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Penguin Café

Review Date October 7, 2011 Review By Nick Dalton Location East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London Just around the corner in the heart of Canary Wharf, the Friday evening throng is in full session, thousands of office workers loudly spilling out of bars, drinks in hand. We’re in a curious but pleasing glass-roofed space snuggled between office buildings, a …

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Bap Kennedy

Review Date March 6, 2012 Review By Alan Harrison Location The Boogaloo, Highgate, London Wearing a trilby at a jaunty angle and being tall, skinny and possessing a voice like a young Tom Waits the young Texan Jarrod Dickenson cuts an odd looking figure on the stage but his songs are all extremely well-crafted with melodies many of …

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Steve Tilston

Review Date April 22, 2012 Review By John Roffey Location The Centre Stage, Bournemouth A veteran of over forty years, award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Tilston played the Centre Stage to another healthy gathering and concentrated largely on his most recent releases RECKONING from 2011 and ZIGGURAT from 2008 whilst injecting a few surprises along the way. An all-round entertainer, …

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Martin Simpson

Review Date May 24, 2012 Review By John Roffey Location The Centre Stage, Bournemouth A prolific songwriter, performer and recording artist since 1976, award-winning Martin Simpson is still churning out quality albums and putting himself through punishing tour schedules. He has worked with the great and the good in the folk world, and his collaborations with June Tabor …

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