Great crowd-Great Music-Folk Club May


I know I keep saying it, but Bonn Folk Club does get some amazing musicians to come down and play. Don Alder is an unassuming man who nonchalantly mentions that he has over two million views on YouTube.   Actually he’s one of the world’s premier harp-guitarists.  No wonder the seats disappear an hour before the first feet hit the boards at Haus Müllestumpe.

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Wilde about Dani and Will in Cologne


“Well, there’s only two of us but we know how to create a big sound. Lots of Blues, Gospel and Country. Lots of vocal harmonies. Foot stomping, audience clapping and sing along songs and some soulful ballads too.”  Was how Dani Wilde described what we would be hearing when I spoke to her for an INTERVIEW recently.   She and brother Will Wilde certainly delivered on that promise in Cologne’s Yardclub on Tuesday…

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Irene Rae – Hidden Secret

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“One to listen to with a glass of fine wine” is how a recent review of Irene Rae’s music was recently described.  ‘Hidden Secret’ is clearly a labour of love from the Lincolnshire born singer to be savoured with or without wine though. I tried it with a glass of fine whiskey and it sounded equally as good!

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Thorbjørn Risager – Cool Man, Hot Music

Risager-4895In addition to restaurant, beer garden and music venue, Harmonie Bonn is fast becoming a film studio. Hot on the heels of the recent visit by WDR’s Rockpalast comes RUF Records with a mini army of video camera toting personnel, all eager to record a new release for the labels ‘On the Road’ live DVD range. The giant Danish flag held aloft at the back is a give-away for identifying the latest subjects – no less than the makers of my favourite CD of last year – Thorbjørn Risager and The Black Tornadoes. Continue reading