Paul Kelly

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Location: Poole


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Poldark: Series 1 - Part 1 [DVD] [1975] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robin Ellis
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1.0 out of 5 stars American Civil War??, 1 Jan 2014
The Blurb for this DVD says Poldark starts when Ross Poldark returns from the American Civil War. That would place it in about 1866. I think they mean the American War of Independence which would place it in about 1777. The 89 years between those two dates saw some very considerable technological, social, industrial and cultural changes. The series would have been rather different if set in the last 19th century!
STRAMASH ~ Colin Steele
STRAMASH ~ Colin Steele
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Glorious Racket!, 4 Aug 2009
It's been six long years since the last Colin Steele CD. But it's been well worth the wait, especially as `Stramash' stands head and shoulders above its predecessor. `Stramash' is a Scottish word for a disturbance, racket, or crash. It seems apt for jazz and has just been waiting for the right amalgam to come along.

After three albums in largely the same vein, one senses that Steele faced a tricky decision; whether to abandon a genre he seems to have near invented or whether to extend it. Fortunately he has maintained the glorious mix of Scottish traditional music and jazz, which fit so well together, and has extended his instrumentation and palette to include a four piece… Read more

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