April 2012

Album Review: Sproatly Smith - The Minstrel’s Grave

Sproatly Smith – The Minstrel’s Grave

Folk | Roots | Americana Album Reviews

Sproatly Smith’s latest release ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’ demonstrates a band that are willing to play at the fringes of folk music and incorporate musical ideas drawn from rock, psychedelia and even rap.

Album Review: Tarras – Warn the Waters

Tarras – Warn the Waters

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Taken as a whole, Tarras’s new album ‘Warn the Waters’ is likely to be a good return to the scene for the band, as there is appeal for both folkies and the modern post-pop audience.

Propermusic Podcast feat: Paul Brady in Session

Propermusic Podcast feat: Paul Brady in Session

Folk | Roots | Americana Music News

Listen to the latest Propermusic Podcast which features a session and interview with Irish singer-songwriter Paul Brady who has just released his new double CD Anthology ‘Dancer In The Fire’.

Album Review: KAN - Sleeper

KAN – Sleeper

Folk | Roots | Americana Album Reviews

KAN are one of those bands that are at the forefront of moulding and re-defining tradtional music, if this is the standard then the tradtional music scene has rewarding times ahead!

Karine Polwart Trio - Backstage Pass (Video Session)

Karine Polwart Trio – Backstage Pass (Video Sessions)

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Watch these two recently recorded videos of the Karine Polwart Trio featuring pre-show backstage performances plus get their latest tour dates.

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Simple Folk Radio: This Saturday April 28th @ 5pm – Hosted by Daniel Green & Rory Dickenson

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The new Simple Folk Radio show will be broadcast today at 5:00pm. Presented by Simple Folk Radio’s monthly resident host Daniel Green who will be joined by Rory Dickenson.

Interview: Dave Sudbury - The King of Rome

Interview: Dave Sudbury – The King of Rome

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Dave Sudbury is one of a kind! He wrote ‘The King of Rome’ a song that took flight around the world thanks to June Tabor. His daughter contacted me recently and we did an interview. I’ve never felt so moved by a singer and his story.

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Bristol Folk Festival Line-up + Ticket Giveaway

Folk | Roots | Americana Music News

Bristol Folk Festival promises to be a great festival with an indoor venue and stellar line-up. Plus we have a pair of weekend tickets to give away!

Horse Feathers – Cynic’s New Year

Horse Feathers – Cynic’s New Year

Folk | Roots | Americana Album Reviews

Cynic’s New Year is a fragile beast with transitory fiddle, banjo, guitar and cello to cushion frontman Justin Ringle’s tentative laments and words of found wisdom.

Folk Radio UK Session: Winter Wilson

Folk Radio UK Session: Winter Wilson

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The fabulous folk music duo Winter Wilson recently took some time out to record a session for Folk Radio UK. Listen to it now.

Weekend tickets sold out for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2012

Weekend tickets sold out for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2012

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Despite the recession Shrewsbury Folk Festival has sold all its adult weekend tickets with more than four months to go until the August Bank Holiday event.

Live Review: Ian Anderson

Live Review: Ian Anderson – Derby Assembly Rooms

Live Reviews

Read our live review of Ian Anderson at the Derby Assembly Rooms. He is currently touring “Thick as a Brick” 2012.

Jonathan Wilson to join Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on European tour

Jonathan Wilson to join Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on European tour

Folk | Roots | Americana Music News

Jonathan Wilson has been invited by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to join them as special guest across their entire European tour.

Album Review: Jim White - Where It Hits You

Jim White – Where It Hits You

Folk | Roots | Americana Album Reviews

At a time when Jim White’s personal life hit a roadblock he has served up a masterclass in song writing on his latest release ‘Where it Hits You’.