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Runrig – Live

four stars

four stars

Runrig, Cambridge Corn Exchange, 27 February 2016

There can be a particular pleasure in going to a gig without knowing anything about the band. No preconceptions, no expectations. This isn’t an up-and-coming band in a pub back room, however. It’s Gaelic legends Runrig, a band with a 40-year history, celebrating what may (or may not, they don’t always seem entirely decided) be their last hurrah. Their latest album The Story is a summation and a reflection of their career to date. Continue reading

Seth Lakeman – Live

Four and a half starsSeth Lakeman, Cambridge Corn Exchange, October 22 2014

Having rather guiltily broken my personal golden rule (always watch the support act) in favour of a large scotch, we waft into the Corn Exchange in the interval. The seats are in the balcony which, in this venue, is fronted by a glass screen. This ought to be a genius touch, giving a full view of the stage unimpeded by railings. Unfortunately, it also has a disconnecting effect, like watching on tv, and making me very aware that the more successful a band becomes, the further away from them I seem to get.  Continue reading