Kate Rusby to release lockdown album

Kate Rusby is, occasionally, allowed out of the realm of folk ballads, and has even been known to listen to music created in her own lifetime.  There’s a preconception burst.  During an appearance on Jo Whiley’s show the Barnsley nightingale recorded a cover of ‘Don’t Go Away‘, originally  by Oasis which was later to appear on the album ‘Philosophers, Poets and Kings.‘  Roll forward a few years, throw in a pandemic lockdown, and an album of cover versions was conceived.  Continue reading “Kate Rusby to release lockdown album”

Richard Thompson – 70th Birthday Celebration, Royal Albert Hall, London, 30th September 2019

When you’ve had a career  such as Richard Thompson’s, supreme songwriter and guitar virtuoso, with many fellow musicians as fans, your 70th Birthday bash, of course, has to be held at the Royal Albert Hall. On 30th September, a star-studded line-up joined Thompson to play many of his songs  along with some of his old favourites and adding a few of their own.  Compèred by Thompson’s youngest son Jack – a self-described “Spawn of Thompson”- the night was split into two parts with the first half loosely following Thompson’s musical history in a chronological fashion. Continue reading “Richard Thompson – 70th Birthday Celebration, Royal Albert Hall, London, 30th September 2019”