Reviews

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Catherine McGrath – Talk Of the Town

Catherine McGrath – Talk Of the Town

By Beth Baker-Self   Soon to be the Talk of Everyone’s Town – Catherine McGrath UK Country’s latest singer songwriter has just released her debut album Talk of This Town on the Warner Bros label. Coming from Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, Catherine first came to...

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Nashville Meets London

Nashville Meets London

Southern Fridays Party Cruise By Kate Willis 27 July 2018   After months of hot, sunny weather, we were really looking forward to cruising down the Thames listening to country music.  Sadly, the weather Gods decided this was the day to send the rain. Despite being...

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Lukas Nelson at The Garage, London

Lukas Nelson at The Garage, London

10th July 2018, support The Americans by Caroline Gulla   The Garage in Highbury is a typical black sweatbox of a venue; the best kind when it comes to seeing those bands that warrant your every attention in a smaller venue, and at around 600 capacity this was...

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Kendell Marvel Lowdown & Lonesome Album Review

Kendell Marvel Lowdown & Lonesome Album Review

By Caroline Gulla   Southern Illinois native, Kendell Marvel, has real country music coursing through his very being. Since he was a 10-year-old boy he has been delighting audiences in his home country - starting off with cover versions of outlaw country Alumni...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Thursday/Friday

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Thursday/Friday

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ Although Buckle & Boots officially starts on Friday, the Hancock family who organise the festival, allow people to arrive a day earlier.  This year there was a change to the entertainment on...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Friday

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Friday

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ After a short break, Gary introduced Jade Helliwell, who looked resplendent in a little black cropped top & red trousers with a skirt flare from below the knee.  I first saw Jade at this festival...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Setting the Scene!

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Setting the Scene!

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ 2018 was the third year of the Buckle & Boots festival and my second year of attending. The festival site is a working farm and is transformed for the weekend.  It is set in stunning...

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Buckle and Boots

Buckle and Boots

By Anna McLauchlan Before this weekend B&B had one meaning for me – Bed and Breakfast – two of my favourite things!  By Monday B&B came to represent my absolute favourite thing – Buckle and Boots!   It was my first time attending this festival – labelled...

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Black Deer Festival

Black Deer Festival

A review from a very excitable festival goer, Keely Beecroft   Black Deer Festival is a celebration of the magical and creative worlds of Americana & Country Music, combining live music from amazing artists with culture, storytelling and great food.  ...

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Live at the Bandstand

Live at the Bandstand

9 th June 2018, The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Every summer Live at the Bandstand has live music for free, each weekend in the afternoon, from 26 th May to 12 th August. A variety of sounds and genres are catered for and once a year...

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