Woodman Folk Club - Reviews
|Dick Woodhouse||20 April 2007|
The Woodman was treated to a fine evening of entertainment by The Queensberry Rules. With their lively banter, the band soon struck up a rapport with the audience, even inviting The
Woodman's legendary naughty corner to participate at one point during the evening!
Brothers Gary (lead vocals and percussion) and Duncan (double bass, fiddle and mandolin) Wilcox are ably assisted on guitar and bouzouki by Phil Hulse. The band is clearly proud of its roots in the Potteries of Staffordshire and this is reflected in their many excellent self-penned songs including The Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker and Sinking Town. We can all relate to their song Heritage and History which bemoans the all too frequent demise of industry and its subsequent replacement with “heritage centres”. As well as a couple of traditional songs, the set also included their very moving A Mother’s Love, which deals with the grief of a mother whose son has just died in a car crash. With these and their many other songs, The Queensberry Rules provided an excellent evening of entertainment and I'm looking forward to seeing them again.