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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Allan Taylor gig

Allan Taylor is one of the few singer-songwriters from the 1960s who is still touring regularly and performing at folk clubs, festivals and arts centres. I first saw him in the late 70s at the old Coronation Folk Club in Southport, and most recently at the Bothy when he was last here a year or two ago, and many times in between. I've never been disappointed.

His voice is mellow, his style understated and his repertoire consists almost entirely of his own material. His songs cover the whole range of the human condition, with a few becoming standards, such as Good To See You and Roll On The Day.

He is appearing at the Bothy this Sunday 9 February at 8.00pm, which meets at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. On-line tickets. It's usually a sell-out when he's on, so get there early.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Technical problems

You may have noticed that this blog has been silent for the longest period since I began it nearly five years ago. This is not because I have lost interest, but simply because my desk top computer, now six years old, decided to grind to a halt; it has been in the computer repair shop for more than a fortnight now and I'm becoming slightly concerned about the potential size of the bill! My friend Ann has just kindly lent me her notebook, hence this brief post. The collapse of my computer coincided with the deadline of the next edition of Ale & Hearty, our local CAMRA magazine - all the copy immediately became inaccessible -  so we've had to put back the publication date of the Spring issue.

Over the next few days I hope to bring ReARM up to date and begin posting again. Cheerio for now!