Reviews

Latest Folk and Roots Music Releases, Introductions, Re-issues and live gigs. From Traditional to Contemporary and Alternative.

Ian Carr - Who He?

Ian Carr – Who He?

Album Reviews

Who He? is the first solo album from master guitarist Ian Carr, one that can join the inner sanctum of records whose unique sound sets them apart from the crowd.

Kirsty Law - Shift

Kirsty Law – Shift

Album Reviews

Shift offers a rich and often heady brew of traditional and modern songs and sounds rooted in the musical traditions of the Borders between southern Scotland and northern England.

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Hot Feet – Mist is Dust (Review and Song of the Day)

Album Reviews

Mist is Dust is melodic, individual and beautifully rendered. he overall feel is of adventure, of boundary-pushing and scant regard for the status quo.

The Great British Folk Festival - Live Review

The Great British Folk Festival – Live Review

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We report back on The Great British Folk Festival feat: Bellowhead, Capercaillie, Bella Hardy, Salt House, Eddi Reader, Melrose Quartet and many more.

Stephen Gerrard - Broken Shells

Stephen Gerrard – Broken Shells

Album Reviews

Stephen Gerrard, the kind of singer-songwriter who’s the backbone of our folk clubs, provides a second collection of self-penned songs with ‘Broken Shells’.

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The Grenaways – Be Still Young Heart

Album Reviews

Recording the basic tracks for their superb debut album Be Still Young Heart live in a Cornish church seems to have given The Grenaways something quite special.

Micah P Hinson and The Gospel of Progress

Micah P Hinson and The Gospel of Progress

Album Reviews

The reissue of Micah P Hinson and The Gospel of Progress by French label Talitres restores the vision of one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2004.

Robin Williamson - Trusting in the Rising Light

Robin Williamson – Trusting in the Rising Light

Album Reviews

Trusting In The Rising Light is a work of satisfying depth whose precision of execution embodies a true warmth and humanity. It just has to be counted amongst Robin’s best work to date.

Sean Rowe – Madman

Sean Rowe – Madman

Album Reviews

Madman is a remarkably eclectic fourth album combining stripped down pop, folk and raw blues all loaded with extraordinary honesty and personal emotion.

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Julie Murphy – Mermaid EP

Album Reviews

On Julie Murphy’s new EP ‘Mermaid’ she offers three stunningly evocative interpretations of three traditional folk tunes transforming them into something magical.

Trent Miller - Burnt Offerings

Trent Miller – Burnt Offerings

Album Reviews

Trent Miller is a persuasive storyteller who keeps his songs short and purposeful, allowing the music to to draw you in and the words to anchor you. Burnt Offerings promises much and delivers.

Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time

Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time

Album Reviews

Different Every Time’ is a career spanning, double compilation album of Wyatt’s work. Curated by Wyatt, Domino and Marcus O’Dair, it acts as the perfect companion piece to O’Dair’s new biography of the same title and provides our Song of the Day.

Carole Pegg & Radik Tülüsh – Goshawk

Carole Pegg & Radik Tülüsh – Goshawk

Album Reviews

English traditional folk music meets Tuvan roots in The Goshawk Project as Carole Pegg (Mr Fox) teams up with Tuvan throat-singer and musician Radik Tülüsh.

Heed the Thunder - Cokaigne

Heed the Thunder – Cokaigne

Album Reviews

Heed the Thunder’s new album, ‘Cokaigne’ exemplifies the taut strangeness and the endless flow of musical ideas that can be found all over this varied and impressive little album.