Saturday 12 May 2012

Christine Collister in Southport

After an absence of quite a few years, Christine Collister is returning to the Bothy Folk Club for a Friday Special. I first saw Christine in the 80s when she was in a duo with Clive Gregson.  She is a small, slim woman with a great bluesy voice that leaves you wondering how such a small frame could accommodate it. Other collaborations have included Daphne's Flight and the Richard Thompson Band, but she has also produced a large body of solo work.

She has "... a voice personally delivered by God", according to The Times. Hyperbole aside, she is a great singer with a range of material that crosses genres. I think it's quite unusual nowadays for her to play venues such as the Bothy, and the opportunity to see her locally will not present itself again soon.  She will be accompanied by talented guitarist, Rob Cross.

You can get tickets on-line here. The gig begins at 8.00 p.m. on Friday 18 May at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. The venue sells real ale from Thwaites.

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