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  • The Young Folk - The Little Battle

    Featured Album: The Little Battle

    Dublin alt-folk quartet The Young Folk's debut album ‘The Little Battle’ may well find their backyard takes on global proportions.
  • Naomi Bedford – A History Of Insolence

    Featured Album: A History Of Insolence

    A voice that sticks like velcro and seduces like silk…words used to describe Naomi Bedford’s singing voice…can it get much better? Yes it can.
  • Sunjay - Sunjay

    Featured Album: Sunjay

    He’s still only twenty but this album is already Sunjay’s third. With a number of award nominations, it fulfils his obvious promise with panache and style to spare.
  • The Men They Couldn’t Hang – The Defiant

    Artists of the Month: The Men They Couldn't Hang

    Celebrating 30 years, they still have energy and commitment to burn with a roustabout record brimful of rallying cries and sing-along anthems.
  • Betty and The Boy - The Wreckage

    Featured Album: The Wreckage

    Betty And The Boy release their outstanding debut album like a phoenix taking flight in a whirlwind of stunning musicianship and contrasting, genre bending styles.
  • Skerryvore - Chasing the Sun

    Featured Album: Chasing the Sun

    Skerryvore are on a globe trotting mission to take their bold celtic-rock fusion to the world and with the excellent Chasing The Sun have an album to continue their upward trajectory.
  • Kris Drever & Éamonn Coyne – Mareel EP

    Featured EP: Kris Drever & Éamonn Coyne – Mareel

    Kris Drever and Éamonn Coyne release their Mareel EP, released this week as they start a UK tour. One you don't want to miss!
  • Aurelio – Lándini

    Featured Album: Lándini

    As Real World Records reaches its 25th anniversary, Lándini finds Aurelio returning to his Garifuna roots creating a vibrant, passionate, Afro-Latin update of the paranda song style.
  • Jennifer Crook – Carnforth Station

    Featured Album: Carnforth Station

    Another successful Pledge campaign sees the Jennifer Crook trio embarking from Carnforth Station on a journey that is about the spaces and places in between, where the magic happens.
  • Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch

    Featured Album: Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch

    A vision of Louis Armstrong inspired the visionary new album from Dr. John, a record so pumped full of the Crescent City it’s bursting with musical ideas.
  • Ange Hardy – The Lament of the Black Sheep

    Featured Album: The Lament of the Black Sheep

    With a natural story tellers gift, a gorgeous voice and a growing confidence in her songcraft her latest album puts Ange Hardy at the forefront of the British folk scene.
  • Rachel Newton - The Changeling

    Featured Album: The Changeling

    Inspired by folklore, Rachel Newton’s brilliant new album explores the border between the real and the fantastical as her imagination plays across the dividing line.
Hiss Golden Messenger - Mahogany Dread

Hiss Golden Messenger – Mahogany Dread

Music News

Watch Hiss Golden Messenger’s his latest video for Mahogany Dread taken from his new album Lateness of Dancers which is out now.

The Outside Track & The Paul McKenna Band - UK Tour

The Outside Track & The Paul McKenna Band – UK Tour

Music News

The Outside Track & The Paul McKenna Band join forces on a UK Tour this autumn, resulting in one dazzling and compelling concert. Tour starts September 26th.

James Vincent McMorrow unveils new video - Look Out

James Vincent McMorrow unveils new video – Look Out

Music News

James Vincent McMorrow has unveiled a brand new video for ‘Look Out’, a track which is his critically-acclaimed second album ‘Post Tropical’. Watch it here.

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Features

Johnny reviews a historic moment: Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert, taking in great performances from Blair Dunlop, Martin Carthy, Fay Hield, Kris Drever and more. Plus some interviews along the way.

James Yorkston - The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society Interview

James Yorkston – The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society Interview

Interviews

Having reviewed James Yorkston’s latest album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, Thomas grabs an opportunity to talk to James about his new album and more.

Juhn Echo - The Hills

Juhn Echo – The Hills

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day is from Juhn Echo, a trio that hail from Galway, Clare and Tokyo. The Hills is taken from their debut EP which is out now.

Meghan Yates and the Reverie Machine - Everyone Deserves Love

Meghan Yates and the Reverie Machine – Everyone Deserves Love

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from Portland, Maine based Meghan Yates and the Reverie Machine whom I was introduced to by Arborea….a voice that’s deep and warm like dark ambered honey.

Moulettes new video + Autumn/Winter Tour

Moulettes new video + Autumn/Winter Tour

Music News

As the Moulettes prepare for part two of their Constellations Tour which kicks off the end of October they reveal their kaleidoscopic video for the title track of their album Constellations.

Arborea - Guest Tour Blog (Part 1)

On the Road with Arborea – Guest Tour Blog (Part 1)

Features

In a new guest feature we join Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Arborea as they head out on their US tour providing an intimate insight into their life on the road.

Emily Barker - FRUK Purbeck Session

Emily Barker – FRUK Purbeck Session

Sessions

Watch our latest Purbeck Session from Emily Barker performing ‘Home’ . It was filmed during the recent Purbeck Folk Festival in a nearby woodland.

Andrew Combs / Matt McCloskey @ Green Note Camden (Live Review)

Andrew Combs / Matt McCloskey @ Green Note Camden (Live Review)

Live Reviews

Paul catches an intimate double bill from Austin-based songwriter Matt McCloskey and Andrew Combs who more than justifies the hype surrounding the Nashville based singer-songwriter.

Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Album Reviews

Catherine MacLellan’s past albums have seen her compared to Joni, the young Emmylou and Gillian Welch, but on ‘The Raven’s Sun’ she has truly found a voice of her own.

Rachel Hillary - Comfort Me With Apples

Rachel Hillary – Comfort Me With Apples

Album Reviews

Comfort Me With Apples is Manchester folk singer and musician Rachel Hillary’s second EP, an artist that places her art first and foremost.

The Staves - Blood I Bled

The Staves – Blood I Bled (New Track & Tour)

Music News

Listen to The Staves brand new song Blood I Bled from their forthcoming album produced by Justin Vernon and featuring a full supporting cast of his Bon Iver band-mates.