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Rachel Sermanni silences the audience!


Those of you who were elsewhere on February 27th missed a treat at the village hall.

The lights were lowered and Gobbledigook entered from stage left.  Dave Jarman and Phil Grainger are old favourites and their blend of haunting ballads and witty rap did more than warm up the audience for what followed later.  An engaging and challenging performance enthralled the audience.

Singer/songwriter Tom Terrel, who is on tour with Rachel mixed together folk, blues and country influences.

Plucking at his gut-string banjo or dancing across the strings of his guitar, his performance was blues, country and soft edged.  His duet with Rachel sermanni on the mandolin (played in a way I have never heard before) was terrific. 

In addition, as a Leonard Cohen fan, I felt  their performance of  his 'Famous Blue Raincoat' was a fitting prelude to Rachel's set.

Soft, soulful and poetic, Rachels words and voice transfixed the audience.  Singing songs from her latest album (Tied To The Moon) and some old favourites, she reminded those who have seen her before how good she is... and those who came for the first time ... hoping she comes again.

You can see a youtube video here.

Lawrie Hill