Our regulars will remember our review of Edwina Hayes' live performance supporting folk royalty Fairport Convention earlier this year! Well she was so good that we had to go and check her out again - this time at the Edinburgh Folk Club with support from the superb John Hinshelwood! Check out our review below!
The Edinburgh Folk Club hosted a night of music from Edwina Hayes and John Hinshelwood on the 9th April. Glasgow-born Hinshelwood was up first and performed two three songs sets accompanied by a lead guitarist and a bassist. The songs were mainly taken from his three albums to date – ‘Lowering the Tone’, ‘Shattered Pleasures’ and ‘Holler ‘Til Dawn’ – however the guys also treated the crowd to a cover of a country classic which Hinshelwood revealed to be his favourite song title of all time – ‘My Wife Thinks You’re Dead’. The highlight of Hinshelwood’s sets were original numbers, ‘Radio Angel’ and 'A Few Shallow Moments'.
Hayes played two longer sets and, in true folk tradition, played a mixture of originals and covers. She was chatty as ever between songs and provided some amusing tales as to how the original tracks came to be. Hayes opened with the two opening tracks from her debut album, but in reverse order – ‘Leave a Light on for you’ and then ‘Run’. These were followed by Richard Thompson’s rare Elvis song, ‘From Galway to Graceland’. Also included in the first set was an astonishing rendition of Kate Rusby’s ‘Who Will Sing Me Lullabies’, various Hayes originals such as ‘Tell Me So’ and ‘Bend in the Road’, and the sing-a-long finale of Joe South’s ‘Games People Play’.
The second set saw Hayes continue her fine form opening with Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ – as requested by an audience member. She also showcased a brand new original entitled ‘Crying over you’ and one of the finest versions of Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’ ever! The set concluded with the final track from her debut album – ‘Irish Waltz’. For those lucky enough to have heard the studio version, the live version is taken to a whole new level as the heartbreak-drenched lyrics are brought to life with Hayes’ incredible voice. Shortly after leaving the stage she was invited back to perform the classic Randy Newman number ‘Feels Like Home’ (as featured in My Sister’s Keeper).
All in all, a top night of live music which demonstrated the fine pool of talent that is still in the folk world to this day.
John Hinshelwood Set 1
Edwina Hayes Set 1
Leave A Light On For You
From Galway To Graceland
Bend In The Road
It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go
Who Will Sing Me Lullabies
Want You To Stay
Tell Me So
From Galway To Graceland
John Hinshelwood Set 2
Look Back In Anger
A Few Shallow Moments
My Wife Thinks You're Dead
Edwina Hayes Set 2
Famous Blue Raincoat
Open The Show For You
It Ain't Me Babe
Nobody's Coming Around
Pour Me A Drink
Season Of Love
Crying Over You
Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
Feels Like Home
Hope you enjoyed our review of Edwina Hayes and John Hinshelwood!
Be sure to check out our previous feature on The Last Of The Troubadours!
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