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The Poet In Me – (A Review by Brian Hodge)

Recently I was on a train journey and able to listen to “The Poet In Me” uninterrupted. I thought it was the  best CD Stan has produced

In many CDs the weaker tracks are left to the end but tis was not the case on The Poet In Me which contains strong tracks throughout,

I particularly like The Poet In Me and Walking in My Fathers Footsteps which was of particular significance as I am trying to piece together some missing years in my fathers life which I could not find before he died and my mother passed away with dementia so could not hlp fill in the details.

Over the past few years many songs have been written about aspects of the First World War and I thought that The Bradford Pals and Weeping Willow Tree  are  two of the best.

The songs  Transportation Orders and Australia Bound build on previous songs with a focus on Australia.

Overall a great album and I’m looking forward to the next.

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Monday 10th September 2018 Chitchester Folk Club

Wednesday 17th October Pickering Acoustic FC with Ramshackle

Sunday 4th November  York Festival Of Remembrance, York Barbican.

Tuesday 20th November 2018 Bridlington Folk Club

Sunday 25th November Cultural Connections, Dumfries House, Ayrshire.

Friday 28th December The Blue Bell Hotel Driffield with Edwina Hayes and Dave Burland

York Winter Folk Day 28th January 2019

March 30th Amsterdam, Holland  House Concert

Halsway Manor Somerset Music Week 29th April to 3rd May 2019

1st and 2nd June City Of York Folk Festival

3rd to 6th October Tenterden Folk Festival

Sunday 17th November  Guisborough Rugby Club Folk Club.


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