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This is your bit of The Famous Bein Inn website as much as ours. This is for your memories and recollections of some of the great gigs you’ve enjoyed at the Inn.

Send us your reviews and comments on gigs and events and we’ll try to post them up here.

You can send us a simple line or two to say how much you enjoyed a gig or a complete thesis on the post-humanist references, or whatever, hidden in the works of your favourite artist. All contributions are welcomed. We’ll even credit you on the site, unless you want to remain anonymous for some reason.

Reviews are ordered alphabetically by the artist’s name. So obviously, you’ll find reviews of, say, Albert Lee, after those of Laura Cantrell and so on. Simply scroll down to find your favourite artist. If they aren’t reviewed, here’s your chance to add your name to our website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Benny Gallagher

"Listening to Benny play his songs and tell his stories brought it home to me just how much of his work I know and how many of his songs were among the first I learned to play on guitar back in the seventies."

Doug – Perth

John Stewart

"At last, the big man at The Famous Bein Inn! I’ve seen John play all kinds of venues, including the legendary Turf Bar in Dalry (you’ll hear me clapping on one of the live albums he’s recorded there). However, this was really special even if his head was almost touching the ceiling in the Concert Room.

A great night with songs from the past 40 years and a few surprises. The segue from “Pirates of Stone County Road” into a snatch of Jim Webb’s, “The Yard Goes On Forever” was awesome. I never knew John was a Jim Webb fan, but the connections are obvious I suppose.

Now, Jim Webb – there’s someone else for you to entice to Glenfarg, David."

Doug – Perth

Artist List to 2006

Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, Henry McCullough Band, John Hammond, Kevin Montgomery & Al Perkins, Chip Taylor, Carrie Rodriquez / John Platania , John Martyn Band, Steve Gibbons Band, Heather Myles, Jackie Leven, Tom Chapin, Lindisfarne, The Legendary Tony Joe White, Dean Friedman, Gene Parsons, Meridian Green, Terry Reid, Gail Davies, Paul Jones, Gordon Giltrap, Bill Kirchen, Martin Stephenson, Simon Kirke, Pentangle, John Jorgenson Band, Jerry Donahue, Benny Gallagher, Tom Russell, Glenn Tilbrook, Amos Garrett and Band, Roy Bookbinder, Nine Below Zero, Long John Baldry, Missippi John Jackson, B A Robertson, Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Ian Mathews, Slaid Cleaves, Dave Kelly, Steve Philips, Bobby Cochran Band, Jason Ringenberg, Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes, Geoff Muldaur, Curtis Stigers , Jim Diamond & Snake Davies, Tom Pacheco, Then Came The Wheel, Wreckless Eric, Deborah Bonham Band, Beverley Smith & Carl Jones, Rod Picott, Kim Simmonds, Micky Moody Band, Mike Whellans, Ricky Ross, Steve Young, The Coalporters, Dick Gaughan, Lucy Kaplansky, Duck Baker, Tom Maclear, Kirsty McGee and Matt Martin, Jack Williams, Allan Taylor, Two Timers, John Doe, Peter Case, Ewan McFarlane, Nick Harper, Nimmo Brothers, Rod Clements, Laura Cantrell, Rev Doc and the Congregation, Backstreet, Gary Fletcher, Andy White, Kevin McDermott, John Stewart, Cindy Bullens, Tam White, Carolyn Hester & David Blume, Fred Eaglesmith, Chelle Rose, Boo Heweredine, Kent Duchaine, Amy Rigby, Du Tels, Tommy Cash, David Olney, Joe Lynne White & Suzi Ragsdale, Keith James, Steve Daggett, Billy Mitchell, Mark Erelli, Eric Taylor, Bob Cheevers, Relief, Becky Hobbs, John Miller, Tom Ovans, Roger McGough, Clive Gregson, Tia McGraff, Jeff Finlan & Pat Buchanan, Michael Jerome Brown, Doug Hoekstra, Michael Weston King, Michael Roach, Catfish Keith, Rab Noakes, Ian McNab, Strawbs, Mike Hall, Frankie Gavin, Suzy Martell, Kristina Olson & Peter Grayling, Gaberlunzie, Preston Reed, Range#Eleven, Spikedrivers, Fraser Spiers, Christine Collister, Mike Peters (Alarm), Tim Williams & Jim Condie, Cal, Darden Smith, Happy Cats, David Ogilvy, Kieran Halpin, Adrian Byron Burns, Paul Joses, Michael Jerome Brown, Julian Dawson, Ken Hamn, Mark Flannaghan, Sugar Blue, Hunter Moore, Tony McPhee (Groundhogs), Amy Rigby, Kate Campbell, Blue C, Pete Jagger, Rhythm Sharks, Josie Kuhn, Gypsy Dave Smith, Hotlicks Cookies, Errol Linton, Fillup Shack, Adrian Byron Burns, Hokum Hotshots, Fraser Anderson, Hans Theessink, Dean Owens, Cicero Buck, Katy Moffatt, Hokum Hotshots, Hecklephone, Michael Hurley, Smokehouse Boys, Sine Bach Ruttel, Derrin Nauendorf and David Downing, Paul Millns, Toni Catlin, Al Hughes, Steve James, Pete Rowan, Eric Andersen, Michael Chapman, Joe Pisapia, Guy Davis, Roger Sutcliffe, JJ Gilmour, Martyn Joseph, Black Cat Bones, Daryl McDade


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