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The Wooden Horse Folk Club 

The Riskies” as they are more popularly known, were better than anyone could remember when they played to the Wooden Horse Folk Club Audience this week.  Their programme was a sublime mix of old favourites and new songs and where better to start than with the fulsome sound of handmade instruments, subtle harmonies from Ken and Dave in support of Ruth’s lovely voice and HARBOUR IN THE STORM written for the group by Dave Walmisley - If we thought that this was the beginning of a trip down memory lane,  the up to date CITY GIRL by Liz Simcock followed by VAGABOND RULES, a new song from Dave Walmisley, further convinced us we were looking into the future with this Band. 

The Woodman Folk Club 

How can I begin to describe tonight? It was like The Beatles had decided to reform to do another tour. Well almost. The Riskies have not performed together since about 2006 and not at the club since 8 July 2005. We have of course enjoyed the company of all three of them since then in their various forms but just not together. What a superb evening it was!

A selection of old favourites and new songs; excellent musicianship from Dave and Ken – guitar mandolin and banjo. Guitars and banjo also made by Ken; crafted harmonies and of course Ruth’s beautiful voice overlaying it all. What more could we ask?

It was great to see The Riskies back at the club because A Wonderful Time Was Had By All

Risky Business (Ruth & Ken Powell + Dave Walmisley) are the consummate choice for the informal setting of a folk club.  At Gregson Lane, our audience want to be entertained and we were not disappointed. The ‘Riskies’ have the perfect formula to appeal to any audience. Read the full review

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