Loudhailer Electric Company – Victoria Vaults

We had a terrific Loudhailer Electric Company trip over to York's Victoria Vaults on the bill with Hawkwind aficionados Do Not Panic. We loved the vibe there and had a great night. Thanks to Syd Young and Mike Hood for our favourite action shots of the night:  Next up, we're at Small Seeds in Huddersfield on … Continue reading Loudhailer Electric Company – Victoria Vaults

The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

The Unfinished Violin - carved by Richard S Howard, played by Sam Sweeney at York NCEM Rich and Dexter and I had a terrific night out this week at York NCEM to see Sam Sweeney perform his album The Unfinished Violin. Sam has put a superb band together for the show, with beautiful and powerful … Continue reading The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

Halloween Tea Party

Blackbeard's Tea Party home town Halloween gig at The Fulford Arms, York. Packed house, a terrific set of Blackbeard's favourites with some excellent Halloween specials and marvellous costumes to boot. There was musicianship and showman/womanship in abundance, it was a great night. Click on an image in the gallery of Rich's photos and scroll on... … Continue reading Halloween Tea Party

Poeticall Musicke

Through the hustle and bustle of a York party night out on Saturday into the sanctuary of St Helen's church in Stonegate, Poeticall Musicke's concert of elegant viola da gamba music took us to another time and place. Alex McCartney: theorbo and Jon Rees: viol played a beautiful set of pieces from the reign of the sun … Continue reading Poeticall Musicke

Jordi Savall – Kalenda Maya

Rich, Dexter and I were privileged to see Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI again last night, this time as part of the York Early Music Festival, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show. Hespèrion XXI's mesmerizing programme - Kalenda Maya, a dialogue of souls - began with the gorgeous piece, Alba, from thier 2006 … Continue reading Jordi Savall – Kalenda Maya