Photo Gallery: Bright Phoebus Revisited, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 14 October 2013

A few shots from the Bright Phoebus Revisited show at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday 14 October 2013.

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Review: The Gift Band with Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 3 December 2012

15 December 2012

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 15 December 2012

Read my review of the opening night of the Gift Band’s recent UK tour on the Northern Sky website.


Click on image to go to the review

I was also asked by Northern Sky editor Allan Wilkinson to select a couple of tracks from the “Gift” album to be played on the Christmas 2012 Northern Sky Vaults radio programme. Here’s what I chose:

Photo Gallery: Imagined Village 25 May 2012

26 May 2012

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 26 May 2012

One of Martin Carthy’s more interesting recent ventures has been the Imagined Village project. The first Imagined Village album had a lengthy gestation period and their first tour – which included Billy Bragg, Sheila Chandra and video contributions from John Copper and Benjamin Zephaniah – took place in November 2007. Since then they have settled into a semi-permanent lineup that has usually only tended to fluctuate when members have been unavailable due to other commitments. The current lineup of Barney Morse BrownSheema Mukherjee, Jackie Oates, Simon Emmerson, Johnny Kalsi, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Ali FriendGed Lynch and Simon Richmond toured to promote their new album in May 2012 and the following photographs were taken at their concert at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on May 25th. 


During this tour the Imagined Village asked various people to help them out by singing Chris Woods’ part in their encore of “Cold, Haily, Rainy Night” and I was lucky enough to be asked to sing at the Liverpool gig. Johnny Kalsi also wanted to get in on the act so he sang the first verse. It was the first time either of us had sung on stage but I think it’s fair to say that I was slightly more nervous than Johnny. This was also my fiftieth Martin Carthy gig of one sort or another and my big moment was caught on video. Here it is:

Carthy & Swarb: The Roaring 70s Tour (3/3)

30 September 2011

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 30 September 2011

Here are my final set of shots from Martin and Dave’s September 2011 “Roaring 70s” tour.

These come from the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on 29 September.

Click on a thumbnail to view photograph.

More photos from earlier in the tour here and here.

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