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Moishe’s Bagel at Burton Bradstock Village Hall

Last Friday we went to see Moishe’s Bagel at Burton Bradstock Village Hall, a Scottish-based quintet whose music is a hybrid of klezmer, jazz, Balkan and classical, played on piano, accordion, violin, double bass and percussion.   Here’s an idea of

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Joe Strouzer and the Wing Faced Earth Figs at The Barton Inn

We went to this gig tonight to see Joe Strouzer and also the Wing Faced Earth Figs. There was rather too much chat going on in the pub to really appreciate the music but we had a good time and

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 – The Den

As in previous years, time out from the main stages at ‘The Den’ was hugely rewarding and we were fortunate to discover three amazingly talented new acts: Sleepy Folk Captivating music from Sleepy Folk, an inspirational group of songwriters and

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Lucy Ward at the David Hall, South Petherton

Our first proper gig since moving to Somerset last December – went to see Lucy Ward at the David Hall, South Petherton. Lucy has a powerful voice and sang a number of her own songs which focus on social justice, some

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Bronwynne Brent at Green Note March 2017

We were back at The Green Note again to see Bronwynne Brent – a little more relaxed and chatty than last time.  Accompanied by her producer and highly-rated guitarist Johnny Sangster: Bronwynne Brent with Johnny Sangster at The Green Note

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Circular Raised Bed (on a Budget)

Objective – raised beds for less than £10 per sq m Whilst potentially expensive to construct, a raised bed (with boards containing the soil) has a number of advantages over a traditional cultivated bed: Tidy and space efficient, with the soil

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Sunday

Världens Band Fourteen musicians, seven countries, three continents, one band. Världens Band creates captivating world music that unites across borders. Världens Band performs folk and roots music from their native countries in a collision of cultures and a style they have

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Saturday

Le Vent du Nord First on the Main Stage were Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind), a Canadian folk music group from Quebec. The band, formed in 2002, performs traditional Québécois music (which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Friday Evening

KT Tunstall An excellent performance from KT Tunstall – great band, lovely person, entertaining, some new songs and some more familiar tunes given a new lease life. Sound of the Sirens My next stop was The Den where I very much

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Bronwynne Brent at The Green Note!!

Another superb night at The Green Note.  Bronwynne played two sets drawing on material from her albums Deep Black Water and Stardust plus a few covers. There are some excellent videos on YouTube, including  these two: There a more comprehensive

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