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Emily Barker at King’s Place, 16 February 2017

On Thursday I went to Kings Place to see Emily Barker play with her new band and with her new songs. She’s spent time in Memphis and the Sam Phillips studio recording a new album, “Sweet Kind of Blue”, which … Continue reading

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Applewood Road at the Exmouth Market Centre, Clerkenwell, 11 February 2016

I went to a concert on Thursday night just gone in Exmouth Market Centre. I guess you’d call it Clerkenwell. Not an area I know particularly well, but Exmouth Market looked cool – loads of restaurants, cafés and bars. The … Continue reading

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My Top Thirteen – Reflective Songs for a Summer Evening

This was meant to be a ten, but I just couldn’t leave any of the songs out. In the same series though. They are songs with their roots in folk, but few would be classified purely as folk. They are … Continue reading

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Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 19 November 2014

My wife, Kath, and I saw Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo play one of their last concerts together tonight, in the unusual setting of St James’s Church on Piccadilly. The split is amicable – they are going their … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (53) “Dear River” by Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo

If you read this blog, you’ll know how much I like Emily Barker’s music. On my holiday on the Costa Brava, Spain, over the last couple of weeks, I made some good progress on my book on music. It included … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (29) “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”

With apologies to any all-out rockers reading this blog, who might have strayed this way having read my Top Ten on Air Guitar, this is all about a wonderful love song. No riffs, just beauty… “The First Time Ever I … Continue reading

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Emily Barker at the Union Chapel… and the Rocking Trio at the King’s Head, Islington

I’ve just had the most brilliant musical evening. I’m staying up late to write about it because I’m away for the next few days. And I’m still buzzing… It started with Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at the … Continue reading

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