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Live Reviews

ROOTS 66 - Theatre By The Lake, Keswick - 5-7 February 2016

You know Route 66, the fabled American highway. But do you know the A66 going through Keswick, the home of Theatre By The Lake, to Workington, the home of Fellside Records? Two fine Cumbrian institutions took a punt with a February folk festival, mainly to celebrate Fellside’s 40 years of recording and releasing albums and nurturing talent (272 releases on the folk label alone). Over three well-attended evening concerts and two afternoon showcases there were many warm words and rounds of applause for Fellside’s Paul and Linda Adams. There’s more about the label in LT112.

HECTOR CHRISTIE & CHRIS EDWARDS - Cellar Upstairs Folk Club - London 23 January 2016

There's a lot of competition in Central London to grab your entertainment money on a Saturday night. It says much for this club's trust in organiser Sheila Miller that there was a very healthy turnout for this duo largely unknown in London. Two 40 minute sets, culminating in demands for an encore, showed that the booking certainly paid dividends for all concerned.

SWEET LIBERTIES - St. David’s Hall, Cardiff - 27 November 2015

Our democracy, such as it is, has been a long time in the making. In 1215 the Magna Carta was signed and in 1265 Simon De Montfort called his Parliament. To celebrate 800 years in the pursuit of democracy and equality of rights, the English Folk Dance and Song Society and Folk By The Oak commissioned Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O’Connor to examine the history and compose new music to mark the rights and liberties that people have fought to achieve and protect. They were joined by musicians Patsy Reid and Nick Cooke for performances across England and Wales in November.