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STEELEYE SPAN UK tour dates

Posted in Folk rock, News, Folk, gigs with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Tonight’s performance is the best I’ve seen from the band in several years. Let’s hope the current line-up will be around for a whileThe Stinger – Darren Johnson

Steeleye Span are fast approaching their 50th anniversary 2019, with a work rate to put many younger artists to shame.  The bands’ eighth album in twelve years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound.  Dodgy Bastards saw the folk-rock pioneers continue drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirit.  They once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

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Steeleye Span are an English Folk Rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, along with Fairport Convention they are amongst the best known acts of the British Folk Revival and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles Gaudette” and “All Around My Hat”. They had four Top 40 albums and achieved a certified gold record with sales of “All Around My Hat”.

The present Steeleye line-up is:  The Legendary Maddy Prior (vocals), with long term member Liam Genockey(drums), Julian Littman (guitar/keyboards and vocals)Andrew Sinclair (guitar), Jesse Mae Smart (violin and backing vocals), Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar and backing vocals), (whose father John Kirkpatrick played with the band in 1977-1978) and Roger Carey (bass)

Steeleye are working on their new studio album for their 2019, 50th Celebration,  some of the new tracks will feature in the set list for the up and coming UK tour.

“STEELEYE Span cross the folk rock divide like no other act in the UK”. Andrew Riley (Quay News.net).

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Tour Dates 2018

Mon 1st October       Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen

Tues 2nd October    The Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Wed 3rd October      The Stables, Milton Keynes

Thurs 4th October    Swan Theatre, Worcester

Sat 6th October        Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Sun 7th October       Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford

Mon 8th October      Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Tues 9th October     Opera House, Buxton

Wed 10th October    Palace Theatre, Mansfield

Fri 12th October       The Core at Corby Cube, Corby

Sat 13th October      Holy Trinity Church, Sudbury

Sun 14th October    Theatre Royal, Margate

Mon 15th October    Hexagon,  Reading

Wed 17th October    Royal Philharmonic,  Liverpool

Thurs 18th October The Courtyard,  Hereford

Hitchin Town v Didcot Town FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Posted in Football, News, FA Cup, Didcot, Didcot Town FC with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Didcot Town beat Wingate & Finchley 2-1 on Saturday and now face Southern League Premier Division Central side Hitchin Town away in the FA Cup second qualifying round. The tie will be played on Saturday 22 September.

 

 

 

Cuco Martina joins on a season long loan

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

STOKE CITY have completed the season-long loan signing of defender Cuco Martina from Everton, subject to FA and EFL clearance. He joins his Everton team mate Ashley Williams who is also on a season long loan. Martina can play anywhere across the back four and can hopefully be named in the squad to face Preston tomorrow at 5:30pm

 

Four can leave the club

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Manager Gary Rowett has said four players – Imbula, Charlie Adam (who has been ruffling feathers with his radio punditry), Maxim Choupo-Moting and Geoff Cameron – are all surplus to requirements and available before this month’s EFL deadline. Imbula is likely to be a loan again and of the four Geoff Cameron looks the likeliest to leave first with firm interest from a couple of European clubs.

Stoke will look to get a few players on loan, either as season long ones or loan to buy where we loan a player and pay the agreed transfer fee in January (like Benik Afobe). Makes bit of a nonsense about the transfer window closing on August 9th though.

Stoke City backroom team – Rory Delap is back!

Posted in Championship, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great to see Rory Delap back at Stoke as part of Gary Rowett’s backroom team. Joining Delap are Kevin Phillips, Callum Davidson, Mark Sale, Dave Carolan and Joe Carnall.

Phillips, Davidson, Delap and Sale will operate as first team coaches, with Phillips, Davidson and Delap working specifically with strikers, midfielders and defenders respectively. Carolan is Head of Performance and Carnall Head of Tactical Insights. Andy Quy will continue in his role as goalkeeping coach.

Save Hagbourne Fields

Posted in Didcot, Family life, News with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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Taylor Wimpy has submitted revised matters for Hagbourne fields north of the 900+ homes application. Creating allotments, with 30 car parking spaces, opens space and forest area. This also sounds good until you look at the details. Please read the information and application links below.

Main concerns are.
1. Unnecessary major re-landscaping with unwanted spoil.
2. Loss of views of the North Wessex Downs
3. Excessive car park
4. Increase risk of flooding due to proposed landscaping.

Please help us stop Taylor Wimpey’s continued onslaught of plans to rob us of our amazing country side.

Comments close 14th June – you can comment here

Stoke City name Gary Rowett as the new manager

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have announced Gary Rowett as our new manager on a three year deal. He was previously at Derby who recently lost in the Championship play-off semi-final to Fulham. He has had previous managerial spells at Birmingham and Burton Albion.

Speaking to the club website Gary said –

“I am sure I will speak to some players over the next few days and few weeks to ascertain which of them are prepared to come back and put their bodies on the line to effectively get success for this Club.”

Rowett admitted that he was impressed that a number of the playing squad had already signalled their intent to help the Club rebuild on the back of a disappointing campaign which ended the Potters’ 10-year stay in the top-flight.

“It just shows how good this Club is firstly, but it also signals what sort of characters those guys are,” he added.

“That is what you want in these sort of situations – to keep players of genuine Premier League quality, providing they have a Premier League mentality.

No news on his backroom team yet although former player Rory Delap currently manages the Derby U23’s and he would be warmly welcomes back by Stoke fans should he join Gary Rowett’s staff.

Moritz Bauer (one of the players who has stated his desire to stay and help the club back up) and Kevin Wimmer (a player we could do without next season!), have both been called into Austria’s squad for three international friendlies. Wimmer is being linked with a season long loan move to Hannover 96.

Geoff Cameron could be on his way back to his native US to play in the MLS league. It will depend on what the new boss Gary Rowett sees as Cameron’s role in the coming season.

Already we are being linked with players and one is Notts Forest’s Eric Lichaj according to HITC.