|Atmospheric: Quill in concert|
The evening commenced with Ben Cowcill and Amy Sharp making a welcome return in order to provide their much appreciated support for the evening, the highlights (for me) being Ben's version of The Beatles' "Blackbird" and Amy's rendition of "Skyfall" as they combined for their impressive encore. The much anticipated Quill set began with the atmospheric "Tumbling Years" and they then proceeded to enchant the enthralled audience with their superb interpretations of "Galway Girl", "Take It Easy", "Drops Of Jupiter", "Stairway To Heaven", "The Chain" and "Whiskey In The Jar" intermingling them with their own "Say It Ain't So" plus "Harvest" and "Going Home" from their excellent "Privileged" album.
|A Perfect World of Celtic tinged Music: Quill|
All of the Quill cast - not forgetting keyboardist/vocalist/guitarist Dave Bailey and drummer Tim Tandler - were on top form also as the Tamworth born band delivered their own vinyl classic "Say It Ain't So", the glorious "Celtic Experience" plus songs from their recent duo of EP's including the anthemic "England", the truly moving "Life Is Life" and their new live offering "Nine Mile Camp". All in all, this was a top class concert by a band that is able to both celebrate its past whilst at the same time taking its many fans and admirers forward on their new musical sojourns. Go see 'em!
|Finale: Bev Bevan lauds Joy Strachan-Brain and her Quill colleagues|