Live Review: Richard Thompson – The Anvil, Basingstoke

Always a pleasure to witness Richard Thompson performing live, and for me, whilst the full electric line up is great – just him and an acoustic guitar is the ultimate way to see this extraordinary musician in action. That’s what we were treated to at The Basingstoke Anvil last Friday (27th October), and the audience lapped it up. 

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Album Review: The Young’uns – Strangers

It’s been quite a ride so far for North Eastern trio The Young’uns. Twice BBC Radio Folk Award winners for Best Group, a feat quite remarkable for what is primarily an a capella act – and now four albums in, these guys have built a reputation on incredible vocal arrangements, solid storytelling and bags of character in their performances, and rightly sit at the top table in the genre at this current time. 

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