Reviews 2005

Woodman Folk Club - Reviews

Eddy Morton
Dave Phillips 28 January 2005
Tonight, the club started off with Bryn Phillips who had taken over from Ian Munro as compere. After introducing the night and performing his songs, three quarters of ‘Nothing to Prove’ came on. Only three quarters since Trevor couldn’t make it tonight. An excellent performance from the trio, with a highly Geordie influenced set, but I missed Trevor’s mandolin playing. Hopefully next time …

Tonight’s guest was Eddy Morton. He performed a set of superb songs accompanying himself on guitar. He has a varied guitar style ranging from strong strumming to precise, slightly bluesy, finger style. At one point he dispensed with the guitar and sung an unaccompanied song, the powerful "Albion". In my opinion, the song that stood out was ‘Vision’, which had a very powerful guitar accompaniment which sounded totally electrifying!

After the interval, Bryn told his ‘Its come out a treat’ joke, after singing five renditions of Happy Birthday to Gill, Colin, Lynn, James and John, ably accompanied by Derry on bass. After this surreal introduction to the second half, Eddy Morton took place on the stage once again and performed another set of superb numbers. After the last song on his play list, there was uproar from the crowd asking for more, so by popular demand, he gave us another taste of his skills before calling it a night.

Eddy is a very skilled singer song writer and performer, and I’m sure everyone who was at the Woodman tonight will agree with me when I say it was a thoroughly enjoyable night.