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Bob Fox: winning ways


Bob Fox has always thought me slightly mad for giving what he felt was a tepid review to Dreams Never Leave You and then making it my album of the year (it simply grew and grew on me until the choice made itself). So I sent Pete Sixsmith - no need to, actually, since he was going anyway - to check him out at one of the UK's best folk clubs ...

There are few ways of celebrating a Sunderland win more satisfyingly than to spend a couple of hours in the company of Bob Fox.

Victory over Aston Villa was followed by a visit to the Davy Lamp Folk Club at Washington Arts Centre in Fatfield (birthplace of fellow Mackem Alan Price). Three weeks ago, we saw a rather forlorn Andy Irvine, weighed down by a rotten cold and his failure to gain entry to the Stadium of Light. He put on a very good show, but Bob went one better and put on an excellent one.

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