Lewis & Clarke - Triumvirate  - Out on 09 September 2014

Reviews

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

Skyhook - At the Stringsmith's Forge

Skyhook – At the Stringsmith’s Forge

Album Reviews

In Skyhook’s return to the scene, At the Stringsmith’s Forge, we’re treated once again to a musical collection that delights the listener and generously rewards their attention.

Naomi Bedford - A History Of Insolence

Naomi Bedford – A History Of Insolence

Album Reviews

A voice that sticks like velcro and seduces like silk…words used to describe Naomi Bedford’s singing voice…can it get much better? Yes it can, A History of Insolence is a sure winner.

The Eastern - Ballyholme Yacht Club (Open House Festival 2014)

The Eastern – Ballyholme Yacht Club (Open House Festival 2014)

Live Reviews

New Zealand string band The Eastern take to the stage in Ballyholme Yacht Club as part of the 2014 Open House Festival and go down a treat! Check our live review.

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Betty and The Boy – The Wreckage

Album Reviews

Betty And The Boy emerge from The Wreckage, their outstanding debut album like a phoenix taking flight in a whirlwind of stunning musicianship and contrasting, genre bending styles.

Scott Matthews - Live Review (The Social, London)

Scott Matthews – Live Review (The Social, London)

Live Reviews

Scott Matthews showcases his new album ‘Home Part 1′ mingled with a liberal dose of classic and classy numbers from his back catalogue at London’s The Social.

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer - Maritime

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer – Maritime

Album Reviews

Maritime is the second album from Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer and it’s both a natural progression and quantum leap forward from their 2012 debut Seed Of A Pine. On UK Tour from September.

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 4) - Jason Isbell, Lucy Ward, The Rails & Van Morrison

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 4) – Jason Isbell, Lucy Ward, The Rails & Van Morrison

Live Reviews

In Paul’s final part of his Cambridge Folk Festival review he takes in live reviews of Jason Isbell, The Rails, Van Morrison and a live review & interview with Lucy Ward.

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2014 (Review)

Live Reviews

Johnny reports back on this year’s Fairport Cropredy Convention which featured many highlights including the Treetop Flyers, Cara Dillon, Benjamin Folke Thomas and more.

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 3) - The Young'Uns / Sarah Jarosz

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 3) – The Young’Uns / Sarah Jarosz

Features

Paul’s Sunday at Cambridge Folk Festival begins with the Archers blaring out of the tannoy before getting back to semi-normality – Interviews with The Young’uns & the wonderful Sarah Jarosz.

The Young Folk – The Little Battle

The Young Folk – The Little Battle

Album Reviews

The widely-tipped Dublin alt-folk quartet The Young Folk release their debut album ‘The Little Battle’ in September, a release that may well find their backyard takes on global proportions.

Morton Valence - Left

Morton Valence – Left

Album Reviews

Robert “Hacker” Jesset and Anne Gilpin of Morton Valence return with ‘Left’, a unique album melding genre-hopping soundscapes with Hacker’s imaginative storytelling.

Jordie Lane – Not Built To Last

Jordie Lane – Not Built To Last

Album Reviews

Jordie Lane releases a five track EP to quench fans thirst. His soaring croon conjuring comparisons with M Ward as he again muses on love, mortality and change.

Vena Portae - Vena Portae

Vena Portae – Vena Portae (+ Exclusive Album Preview)

Album Reviews

More than the sum of its parts, Vena Portae joins Emily Barker, Dom Coyote and Ruben Engzell for a wonderful album of superbly crafted songs, further enhanced by the bonus disc of remixes.

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 2)

Cambridge Folk Festival Review (Part 2)

Live Reviews

Paul continues his review of Cambridge Folk Festival taking in The Shires, The Full English, Seth Lakeman, Loudon Wainwright III and Rosanne Cash.