Saturday, 26 April 2014

Boo Hewerdine & Heidi Talbot @ St Matthews Church (6 Oct 2011)

6 October 2011
St Matthews Church, Shoreditch, London

Trawl through my video collection today turned up this gem of an evening back in 2011 in a glorious church...

The support "act" was a stunning "new" band called Blue Rose Code. I was hooked instantly. Ross Wilson is the man behind the name and is worth checking out.

And then Heidi and Boo -- both individually and jointly -- worked their magic.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Christy Moore at the Royal Festival Hall, London (17 April 2014)

A stonking night! Declan really had to rein Christy in a few times, he was stomping his feet like a child after each song, raring to start the next. Lots of rabble rousing including one of the most boisterous renditions of LISDOONVARNA ever.

But here are two really lovely quiet moments in the set -

Sweet Thames Flow Softly, by Ewan MacColl

Motherland, by Natalie Merchant
This was one of the 'false starts'. Christy gave an introduction of how he and Declan came to meet Natalie. Then he launched straight into this only for Declan to pull him up "Whoa! Much too fast." So I started filming as they collected themselves.