The parade of musicians onto the Barbican stage has Norma Waterson at its centre, and there's a chair centre-stage for her, set between daughter Eliza and niece Marry, and spread either side stand musical friends and family – Martin Carthy, Olly Knight and Neill MacColl on guitars, multi-instrumentalist Kate St John, brilliant husky-voiced young singer John Smith duetting with an assured Kami Thompson, and committed turns from Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker, stick-thin enough to really do "The Scarecrow", one of many strange and wonderful works to trip from the mind of Lal Waterson.
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Sunday 31 March 2013
His legacy is the modern Labour Party
Wednesday 27 March 2013
The gauntlet that was left lying on the ground at Cheltenham is to be picked up at Aintree.
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Saturday 16 March 2013
The 11-4 favourite outstayed Tony McCoy and Sir Des Champs
Thursday 01 November 2012
There's nothing the House of Commons likes more than to relive the battles of the past. As Dennis Skinner put it during yesterday's Europe debate, it was "almost a replay" of the great crisis over the Maastricht Treaty nearly 20 years ago. Earlier, Ed Miliband had ominously, if crudely, invoked that heady period by telling David Cameron that he was "weak abroad... weak at home. It is John Major all over again".
Sunday 14 October 2012
A man of no little importance
Saturday 13 October 2012
Senior Labour backbencher Sir Stuart Bell died this morning after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
Friday 18 May 2012
More than £1 million has been confiscated from four skippers involved in landing undeclared fish in a scam described as an "episode of shame" for the industry.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Football cries out for inspirational leaders as players and managers alike combine to set a poor example
Saturday 29 October 2011
The foundations of formality are shifting.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Virgin Media has sold off its stake in UKTV, whose channels include Watch, Gold and Dave, following more than a year of speculation. The move marks the end of almost 15 years of the company owning television content.
Monday 15 August 2011
Telecoms giant Virgin Media has sold its stake in UKTV - home of channels including Dave, Gold and Yesterday - to a US broadcaster for £339 million.
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