Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

May 11, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, April 21 6.5/10 Three hours of Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas’s virtuosity must add up to about as many notes as there are stars in the sky. But, unlike those stars, these notes didn’t have much in the way of space around them. Close your eyes when either…

Blue Mountains Theatre, April 13 7/10 Ah, poor Scotland. Its people could have ducked the whole Brexit debacle if they’d voted for independence from the UK five years ago. Still, on the bright side (a very occasional summer phenomenon in those latitudes, much remarked upon), they have Manran to keep…

April 17, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Annandale Creative Arts Centre, April 4 9/10 This is a bond that’s thicker than blood. Trumpeter Phil Slater, pianist Matt McMahon and drummer Simon Barker had not played as a trio under their Band of Five Names moniker for five years, but you wouldn’t have picked it. It’s not just…