Sunday, 28 March 2010

Barbara Dickson at The Sage - review by Dave Ledingham

Barbara Dickson
The Sage, Gateshead
15 March 2010
By David Ledingham

BARBARA Dickson returned to her folk roots in a stunning and eclectic concert at The Sage.

Opening with Pete Seeger's Turn! Turn! Turn!, the set included a mixture of her popular hits and traditional folk songs.

She revealed the region was her favourite place to perform, sharing early memories of singing at Newcastle's Guildhall in the early '70s.

With fantastic support from her tightly-drilled band, particularly a uilleann pipes player, the set included Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's Alright, James Taylor's Millworker and even a medieval song, Corpus Christi Carol.

For those more accustomed with her more mainstream back catalogue, she delivered impeccable versions of her hit Answer Me and Another Suitcase In Another Hall, from the musical Evita.

Closing with The Beatles' Across the Universe, she left the stage to huge and much-deserved applause.


  1. Cheque's in the post, Dave!

  2. I recently ordered "A Shirt Box Full of Songs: The Autobiography." It is said to have mixed reviews, but as a huge fan, I look forward to reading it.