We talk to Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes at Celtic Connections, the day after The Martin Hayes Quartet delivered an outstanding, hugely energetic performance, about how he got from Clare to here.
Between Wind & Water is a joyous smorgasbord of Nordic Celtic traditional music that fairly warms the cockles and lifts the spirits. The essence of world-class fiddle music has not only been captured, but distilled into 12 potent shots.
Listen to Beautiful Mistake, the new single from 23-year-old Dennis Kalla who was born and raised in Kiruna, the northernmost city of Sweden. While he has made a name for himself in the Swedish indie community this looks set to grow beyond his home country.
Americana singer, guitarist and songwriter Jarrod Dickenson is releasing the song ‘Your Heart Belongs To Me’, a duet sung with his wife Claire. Jarrod plays a long list of dates across the UK including a support slot on the UK tour of Americana luminary Don McLean.
We talk to American singer songwriter Mary Gauthier, our featured Artist of the Month, about her latest album, Rifles And Rosary Beads. A work that brings new songs to her audience, from a quite remarkable source.
Listen to Lost in Transmission No 38 featuring: Faeland, Alela Diane, David Kitt, Hannah Read, Darlingside, Sam Moss, Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66, The Oh Hellos, Belle And Sebastian, Justin Adams, Sudan Archives, Mélissa Laveaux, Sam Amidon, House And Land and Pumajaw.