New Larkin Poe CD

3songs has been singing the praises of Larkin Poe for a while now, so if you didn’t immediately grab a ticket for their show in Cologne at Luxor on 25 November you only have yourself to blame – the gig is now sold out.  There’s still the new CD from sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, Venom & Faith, to enjoy though – here’s a taster.

Over the Border in 2019

Marcos Montoiro (UNCCD) and Manuel Banha introduce Ara Malikian

With it’s dedication to cross-cultural diversity Bonn’ ‘Over the Border’ organizer Manuel Banha certainly found the perfect musician to attend this week’s press-conference for 2019’s Festival.  Ara Malikian is a Lebanese-born Spanish violinist of Armenian descent.  Not someone you’ve heard of?  That won’t be for much longer I suspect.  The gentle looking man with dark curly hair and beard has already got an appearance at London’s Barbican Theatre on his CV.  Next March that CV is set to be updated with The Royal Albert Hall itself.  Malikian is just one of the many performers coming this way in the 2019 Festval from 21 March to 7th April next year.

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One World in the Streets of Bonn

One World Festival Bonn is an honorary planned and organized festival for intercultural diversity – dedicated to the co-existence and mutual understanding of all cultures and nationalities, and, above all, to peace in the world. Where better to start than the Centre of Bonn? The Kültürklüngel Orchestra is a musical/Cultural project born in the Old City area of Bonn – and with its aim of a peaceful co-existence of people, regardless of colour or creed, it was the perfect guide to the Festival – Just listen to the music and follow its makers to Bruckenforum for the main Festival. Saman Haddad will give you a song along the way too…


Win Layla Zoe Tickets

It’s competition time again!
My tip for album of the year 2018 is ‘Gemini’ from Layla Zoe.  A double CD showcasing Canada’s ‘Firegirl’ at her fiery best.

Layla will be appearing at Bonn Harmonie on 30 October and 3songsbonn has two tickets to give away.

Just send an Email to with subject ‘Layla Zoe Tickets’ and answer the following question correctly:  Which Country is Layla from?

First correct answer chosen at mid-day on Monday 29 October will receive twoe Guest list places for Tuesday’s concert.

Good Luck!

Henrik & Layla at the Harmonie

A reminder that two always popular musicians are coming to the Harmonie in Bonn very soon.

Both Henrik Freischlader (23 Oct) and Layla Zoe (30 Oct) will be bringing new music to Bonn next week.  Henrik’s ‘Hands on the Puzzle’ sees the Man at his songwriting best and with a welcome return to the Old School  Blues.  Layla’s ‘Gemini’ is a stunning double set that is firmly on my shortlist for album of the year.  My advice in both cases – don’t miss!

Ticket details HERE