25 January 2011

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Widely renowned Sheffield band Skyhook impressed the audience with virtuoso fiddle playing from Cath and Martin and excellent vocals and guitar from Eoin.


22 February 2011

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Strings and Reeds made only their second appearence but didn't fail to impress again. Why did I ignore these old friends from my Heft & Blades Ceilidh Club days for so long?


22 March 2011

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Once again, Robin Garside & The Fiddle Society demonstrated his ability to captivate the Folk Train audience single handed. He grabbed the attention of our sometimes boisterous audience right from the start.


26 April 2011

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Sometimes I'm contacted by bands asking to appear on the Folk Train but it's not very often I feel they're suitable. Fortunately, I said 'yes' to the Happy Red Tractors and a highly appreciative audience confirmed my judgement.


24 May 2011

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With mandolin player Stuart away on his annual Stateside interlude, Down Trodden String Band had our old friend Dave Young making an excellent stand-in.

28 June 2011

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Time for the men in green trousers! Sheffield City Morris Men made their annual appearance on the Folk Train, giving me a chance to do some performing, but my knees have stopped me leaping about.


26 July 2011

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Pecsaetan Morris made their first appearance on the Folk Train, supported by a number of partners and friends, some of whom are prominent figures on the folk scene.


23 August 2011

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Not a balmy summer evening and, although it kept fine, al fresco proved a little too chilly as the evening wore on and Treebeard retreated to the pub. Nevertheless, a fantastic evening was had by all.


27 September 2011

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The Keltones made their second appearance on the Folk Train and made a big impression on the reduced but very appreciative audience.


25 October 2011

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I was grateful to Crazy Crow for stepping into the October slot at short notice.  They've been Folk Train favourites for some years now and didn't fail to impress a very appreciative audience.

22 November 2011

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Where were you all? You missed a fabulous evening with Bernard Crommarty who had the small audience's attention from the very start. Several people observed to me what a great entertainer he is.

20 December 2011

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A chaotic start with the new timetable arrangements.

Nevertheless, The Sheffield Folk Chorale gave us their usual harmonically impressive presentation of  unusual carols and Christmas songs.


 

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