Sat 6 Feb
Royal Festival Hall
John Martyn sings 'May You Never'. We didn't see him of course - John died last year - but I came across this classic from the first TV series (1995/6) on a Google search, and just had to find an excuse to put it here.
Some of the same crew that started it all off are still going strong - Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson (who doesn't he play with?), and we also saw Mike McGoldrick and Bruce Molsky - the line-up's a movable feast, but it was more or less as in this clip from the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards show. Cracking music, although personally I would have preferred a smaller group, and to have heard more from Bain, Molsky and McGoldrick.
The TV series are superb - sort of 'chamber folk' - but unfortunately the BBC doesn't let you see any of the shows online, they're still making a mint from the DVDs. So here's a link to a YouTube playlist that should keep you happy for a while.