Christmas without some songs from Kate Rusby wouldn’t be Christmas. Fortunately for us all, Kate and her band set up not far from home and bring some seasonal cheer.
As the online gigs start to stack up, our live reviews have rebooted. Here’s a report on Jackson’s Jukebox; Luke Jackson’s ‘by request’ gig.
Another online gig and we’re at The Preservation Room for Lunatraktors performance folk art and a sneaky preview of their new album material.
Miles Hunt – Live from his living room. Jon Kean provides a view of the alternative live experience.
Clannad put on a show for a sold out and defiant Manchester crowd. Their In A Lifetime final tour hits the grand Bridgewater Hall.
Not quite back to the scene of their ‘Best Album’ triumph at the 2019 Folk Awards for Hide And Hair, Trials Of Cato are back in Manchester.
Elvis Costello asks us to trust him on his latest jaunt with The Imposters. As it turns out, you can always place your trust in such wonderful artists to deliver.
…And You Will Now Us By The Trail Of Dead and Alex Henry Foster lay waste to Manchester. We were at the front swatting off Foster sweat.
Playing as main support to Elvis Costello, Ian Prowse delivers a lesson in how to warm up a crowd.
The Inspector Cluzo nip across from Gascony and don’t quite destroy Manchester but do some damage to an innocent drum kit.
We manage a brief catch up with Exploring Birdsong, a band we’ve been admiring, at Satan’s Hollow as they visit Manchester.
The Fairport Wintour is in motion and a good chunk of the team, including several Fairport/Cropredy vets have been in attendance sometime, somewhere. Here we look back on the opening of the tour in Southport, a stop in Manchester and a sojourn to Bath.
The Masters Of Destiny tour hits Manchester. It’s album release day too for Delain’s new masterwork, Apocalypse & Chill.
It’s Independent Venue Week again. Richard Hawley is at The Met again. So are we. Again.
Devin Townsend and Haken. A deadly and triumphant combination that could challenge for gig/tour of the year. Moments of outstanding musicality, devastating delivery and plenty of quirkiness came to Manchester’s Albert Hall.