You will get the distinct impression, as you read on, that Pete Sixsmith rather likes Eddi Reader. I have to say I agree: I remember few gigs that have given more pleasure than hers at the Union Chapel in London some years ago ...
In my younger days, when the high spot of folk music on the radio was Burl Ives singing The Bluetail Fly or Steve Benbow giving us a sanitised version of The Irish Rover, Good Friday was a day of unsuppressed misery.
Shops did not open, pubs kept to Sunday hours and, apart from a Rugby League match at Headingley, there was absolutely nothing to do as theatres and cinemas remained locked and shuttered.
Contrast that with Good Friday 2011 style: shops and pubs open all day, lots of football and Rugby League to watch, the theatres open.