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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – Preston, The Continental

“The fun’s over. Strap yourself in, it’s gonna be a miserable ride”. After upbeat sets from opening acts Tom Hyatt and Sweeney Astray, Josienne Clarke suggested a change of mood was on the cards at this happening River Ribble watering … Continue reading

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Into the mythic with the Trembling Bells – the Alex Neilson interview

Alex Neilson was near the Scottish border when I reached him, between live dates in Tyneside and Edinburgh with the Alasdair Roberts Trio. Caledonian folk artist Alasdair’s combo – completed by Stevie Jones on bass and keys – were back … Continue reading

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