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folk/country live review


A trip to the Alder Bar at Kelham Island in Sheffield on a very cold January night for what promised to be a relaxed, intimate (and sold out) gig at a venue I hadn’t been to before. First impressions were really good, a real ale welcoming pub atmosphere, a separate room for live entertainment and …

Words & Photos: David McEneaney Admittedly, being a relative newcomer to the whole CMAT craze, I found myself walking into the photo pit in the Limelight, Belfast completely unaware of what was about to happen before my very lens. I did notice a slew of people all dressed in various stages of cowboy attire, from …

The Irish country-pop singer Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, better known as CMAT, released her debut album, ‘If My Wife New I’d Be Dead’, earlier this year and is now on tour in support of the album. Rachel Wonders was there at her London gig to capture the colourful performance of support band Soft Launch and Thompson …

Sobriety clearly agrees with Mr Townes Earle as he takes a full house on a relaxed tour through his career highlights with some unexpected detours along the way. The highly intelligent Townes Earle has been refreshingly open about his struggles with serious substance abuse, and in the past it has led to gigs resembling a …