• June Tabor, Stirling Tolbooth, 1st December 2007

    2 Dec 2007, 17:54 by unevendays

    Sat 1 Dec – June Tabor

    I was a little concerned at going to see June Tabor on this tour as the wonderful Huw Warren wasn't playing. I also hadn't enjoyed her most recent release 'Apples' as much as previous ones (possibly due again to the lack of Mr Warren). The band would be a four-piece with the fabulous Andy Cutting on accordion, Tim Harries on double bass and Mark Emmerson on violin and taking Huw's place on the piano for some songs.

    However, I needn't have worried. June's voice and the choice of songs were as usual wonderful (although I did feel the set was a bit downbeat and could have done with a Les Barker tune or two!) and while Mark wasn't Huw, he did a pretty good job on the piano when he played it.

    She opened with On an April Morning which is one of my favourite traditional songs and continued on with an Aberdeenshire song Rigs of Rye - although this is trying to convince me that it's actually an Irish song. However…