This month, Karine Polwart releases her latest studio album A Pocket of Wind Resistance. She has just finished ten performances of Wind Resistance at The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, and we were keen to ask her about the inspiration behind those live performances, the attendant studio release and what else these wonders might lead to.
We decide that sticking ‘Songs of the Hollow’, the new album from Irish band cua, into a genre would be pointless and instead sit back and enjoy an album of variety and of voices, of echoes and of influences, and of emotions and passions.
We have a great live video to share with you all from Underhill Rose. Their beautiful harmonies, soulful lyrics and charming stage presence have made their UK & Ireland tours very popular. They return next month including Celtic Connections on January 24th.
David Morrison selects his Top 10 albums of 2017 including Aerialists, The Unthanks, This is the Kit, John Moreland, Real Ponchos, Julie Byrne and more. We’ll have more End of Year lists coming soon.
We talk to the Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams) who are now nearing the end of their UK tour. They provide an insight into their unique history as well as the genesis of their new album ‘Galax’ and their creative process.
This week’s show is largely Christmas / Winter themed featuring festive music from Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown, Maggie Boyle & Gary Boyle, Sufjan Stevens, as well as new music from Kate Rusby, O’Hooley & Tidow, Peatbog Faeries and Damien O’Kane.