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Beyond West (Susanna Orr Holland / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Susanna Orr Holland has a very impressive vocal range with a stunning vocal ability that is put to good use. She sings and plays ballads, ragas and her own compositions and clearly has a broad knowledge of the music she performs. The only slight criticism I have is that the only non-western content were the ragas, so the breadth of material possibly is not quite as ‘Beyond West’ as the billing might suggest. The mixture of the ragas and folk was, however, a nice combination and made for interesting listening. Holland’s performance provides an enjoyable, often captivating experience that will be of interest to any folk fan.

Free Fringe George, until 25 Aug (not 12, 19), 2.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]