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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: O2 Apollo, Manchester

Rob Hughes, Daily Telegraph, 22 November 2011

"THIS IS A SONG of hope and optimism," announced David Rawlings, some dozen or so tunes into tonight's set. "They think you're joking," came the rejoinder from partner Gillian Welch, a collective titter rippling through the sell-out crowd.

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