Tuesday, 20 January 2009

RT Review and Steve Knightley news

Ahoy! Hope you're all enjoying the new Ashley interview. I went to see Richard Thompson the other night - doing his 1,000 Years Of Popular Music show. I love RT - but I didn't love this show. You can read my review here. And speaking of live music, I've just received a reminder about Steve Knightley's solo tour, which begins at the end of January. Here are the dates... Thur 29/01/09 Otterton Mill, Devon. 01395 568521 Fri 30/01/09 Liphook, Millennium Hall 01428 725 276 Sat 31/01/09 The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk 0845 6732123 (19.30) Sun 1/02/09 Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel 01462 812391 Thurs 5/02/09 Marlborough, St Peters Church 01672 512465 Fri 6/02/09 Havant Arts Centre 0239 2472700 Sat 7/02/09 Hailsham, Pavilion 01323 841414 Sun 8/02/09 Southampton, Hangar Farm Arts Centre 0238 066683 Mon 9/02/09 Nettlebed Village Club 01638 636620 Wed 11/02/09 Biddulph Town Hall 01782 514896 Thurs 12/02/09 The Met, Bury 0161 7612216 Fri 13/02/09 The Chaplaincy Centre, Lancaster 01524 414043 Sun 15/02/09 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. 01539 725133 Wed 18/02/09 Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204 Thurs 19/02/09 Huntingdon Hall Worcester 01905 611427 Fri 20/02/09 Rugby Roots, Lawrence Sheriff School 01788 567338 Sat 21/02/09 Farnsfield Acoustic, Nottinghamshire 01623 870668 Fri 27/02/09 The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington 01805 624624 Sat 28/02/09 Bridgwater Arts Centre 01278 422700 Sun 1/03/09 Barnfield Theatre, Exeter 01392 270891 Steve - who is, of course, part of Show Of Hands - will be accompanied by 20-year-old Jenna, the rising North Devon singer songwriter we featured in FolkCast 020. Phil

Saturday, 10 January 2009

January show and Ashley interview

FolkCast 036 for January 2009 is now available from www.folkcast.co.uk and it's a right gradely mix of new music, if I do say so myself. And I do say so myself! But we've been extra busy with a new interview with Ashley "The Guvnor" Hutchings also set for release (on Jan 17th), in which we talk in great detail about his new album, My Land Is Your Land, and play songs from the album. Ashley gives good (talking) head, and is full of fine stories. And the album itself is particularly good - having taken five years to produce, that's hardly surprising. Ken features, as do a host of other guests ... it's a little who's who of the folk world!