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OBITUARIESWe say goodbye to Grahame Binless and Keith Brown
Friends and colleagues mark their passing. Two lives well led.
CHRIS LESLIE24 years the New Boy
Shuffle & Go is Chris Leslie’s tenth studio album as a member of Fairport Convention, the band he joined almost 25 years ago (“But I’m still the new boy,” he reassured me .....)
PLUMBHALLNick and Michelle try to make sense of the performing desert we're in. "Nick: There’s a constant tension between worrying about friends, family, everyone really – wanting them to stay well – and getting on with being a musician, or any job for that matter."
"Michelle: The nature of most musicians is to be a bit like a hermit with small windows of performance and socialising, so for the most part it hasn’t seemed all that different! We squirrel ourselves away to write and record, ..."
FAY HIELDFolk in the time of corona
"Strange times, eh? And what do we do in times of stress? Many people sleep more, eat more, binge watch telly or phone their friends, I tend to take on large–scale, publicly accountable, simple–concept–but–unaccountably–naïve–in–the–estimation–of–time–and–energy–in–the–set–up–and–continuity type projects."
ROSECASTLE'S [RESTING] RAMBLES No.9
Alan and Lynda save fuel while social distancing, but there's still music to be sampled.
ANAHATA'S TUNE SPOTA Tankard of Ale
Anahata toasts us with a tune, brimming over with notes, from the Joshua Jackson manuscripts,
MY LIFE as a KIPPERChapter 4 - FLEDGING
Advice on the application of makeup and mascara from Chris Sugden, as he adopts Sid's persona.
LAIKIN' wi' LYDIA
With finger in ear and Merlot in glass, Lydia D’Ustbyn self–isolates to consider 58 years of trials and tribulations from the inmates of Tykes’ Towers.
The TWOfer–VIEWTim Moon spins and chats. Parallel CD releases from the prolific Mr Moon - and a book on the way!
ONE OVER the EIGHTFay Hield
"Being a singer and being a record buff are not one and the same thing. Many people seem to expect me to know everything about the commercial music scene but, as my performance in pub quizzes demonstrates, this is not my specialist skill..."
BooksBells and Busking, books from Pete Fawcett & Tom Kitching
LiveFive live reviews from the length and breadth. It's how it was in the olden days.
CDsFrom page 48 onwards they pack the latter pages. There are deep and erudite reviews of CDs by all your favourite reviewers. All musical needs catered for; duos, compilations, themes, trad., contemporary & re-issues, local and off-cummed-uns.
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