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  • Mortal Tides – Light In / Light Out

    Featured Album: Mortal Tides – Light In / Light Out

    Whilst their music belies their age, Mortal Tides are clearly destined to do great things. Light In / Light Out sets them firmly on that path, in what is sure to be one of the most notable debut albums of the year.
  • Fay Hield - Old Adam

    Artist of the Month: Fay Hield

    Old Adam marks the welcome return of Fay Hield to the studio, reaffirming her status as one of Britain’s leading singers across the spectrum of traditional and contemporary folk music.
  • Featured Album: Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston -The Watchmaker’s Wife

    Featured Album: Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston -The Watchmaker’s Wife

    These two virtuoso musicians, have created a wonderfully balanced album – that rare combination of immediacy and longevity – a class affair from start to finish.
  • Kelly Oliver – Bedlam

    Featured Album: Kelly Oliver – Bedlam

    Kelly Oliver has created an album which crosses musical boundaries, full of thought-provoking lyrics and musical arrangements this is sure to attract a wider mainstream audience to her already rapidly growing fan-base.
  • Flats & Sharps: King Of My Mind - Album Review

    Featured Album: Flats and Sharps – King Of My Mind

    Young five-piece Cornish band Flats and Sharps release their new album King Of My Mind – a Saturday night record, a going out, indulgent, unrestrained binge of an album that frequently delights.
  • M.G. Boulter: With Wolves The Lamb Will Lie

    Featured Album: M.G. Boulter: With Wolves The Lamb Will Lie

    With Wolves the Lamb Will Lie balances richly detailed lyrics with accessible arrangements which present M.G. Boulter’s musical vision intact. A long time coming but well worth the wait.
  • Featured Album: Jim Causley - Forgotten Kingdom

    Featured Album: Jim Causley - Forgotten Kingdom

    Forgotten Kingdom succeeds as a result of his commitment to his vision and his choice of contributors, confirming his status as one England’s finest folk singers, musicians and composers.
  • Nuala Kennedy - Behave the Bravest

    Featured Album: Nuala Kennedy - Behave the Bravest

    ...an all-encompassing piece of work that draws on Nuala’s significant experience as a writer, performer and collaborator; just as much as it draws on her deeply rooted love of Irish music. It’s set to be her best solo album yet.
Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Album Review

Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 – Album Review

Album Reviews 10 February 2016

The Ghosts of Highway 20 re-enforces Williams’ maverick status with 14 powerful songs – meditations on loss, death and mortality and more besides. An exceptional album.

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James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer

Folk Music News 10 February 2016

James Yorkston’s ‘Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer’ returns to Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy this Spring with diverse line-ups that include Martin Carthy and Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip.

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham - Live Review

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham – Live Review

Live Reviews 10 February 2016

Multi-award winning folk musician Nancy Kerr and her Sweet Visitor Band provide an evening of top entertainment at Ashcroft Arts Centre which included new material that will feature on her next album.

Donovan to Celebrate 70th Birthday with Special Concert at London Palladium

Donovan to Celebrate 70th Birthday with Special Concert at London Palladium

Folk Music News 9 February 2016

Donovan, ‘60s legend, icon, poet and songwriter celebrates his 70th birthday with a special concert at The London Palladium on 6th May 2016. He will perform on stage in a theatrical ‘Beat Café’ with his band which will include Danny Thompson.

Jim Causley: Forgotten Kingdom - Featured Album Review

Jim Causley: Forgotten Kingdom – Featured Album Review

Album Reviews 9 February 2016

Steeped in the traditions of his beloved Dumnonia, Forgotten Kingdom presents both an ambitiously broad canvas and a tour de force display of Jim Causley’s range and depth. It succeeds as a result of his commitment to his vision and his choice of contributors, confirming his status as one England’s finest folk singers, musicians and composers.

C. Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis: Split Electric - Album Review

C. Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis: Split Electric – Album Review

Album Reviews 9 February 2016

Whilst Fahey and Basho may well cast a long shadow in the field of acoustic guitar that you’d need to travel far to get away from, C. Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis demonstrate on Split Electric they are well down that road.

Ben Caplan: Birds With Broken Wings - Album Review

Ben Caplan: Birds With Broken Wings – Album Review

Album Reviews 8 February 2016

The splendidly bearded Ben Caplan is back as he plunges into the folk roots belly for a sophomore stew of fifty shades of Americana produced by klezmer-rapper Josh “Socalled” Doglin and featuring an army of collaborators.

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra: Heavy Wood - Album Review

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra: Heavy Wood – Album Review

Album Reviews 8 February 2016

For his latest album Jez Hellard managed to herd some of his favourite collaborators back into the pen he calls the Djukella Orchestra. A superb album – you won’t be able to keep your feet still!