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Reviews

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

Jane Kramer – Break & Bloom

Jane Kramer – Break & Bloom

Album Reviews

Break & Bloom is the debut solo album from Jane Kramer. An album which shows no shortage of fertile ground upon which she will definitely bloom.

The Old Dance School - Steer in the Night: Live

The Old Dance School – Steer in the Night: Live

Album Reviews

What sets The Old Dance School apart from other folk bands is their eagerness to embrace the new. In a live setting their songs are conceptually fascinating, and thrilling in their performance.

Coope Boyes & Simpson - In Flanders Fields (Live Review)

Coope Boyes & Simpson – In Flanders Fields (Live Review)

Featured Albums

Simon witnesses a night of Coope Boyes & Simpson ‘In Flanders Fields’ Tour. A brilliantly conceived and executed show, making clear the message of remembrance as the motive to end wars.

Fofoulah - Fofoulah

Fofoulah – Fofoulah

Album Reviews

Featuring members of JuJu, Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters, Red Snapper and a guest appearance from Ghostpoet, Fofoulah’s debut album is one of this year’s most enthralling listens.

Red Sky July – Shadowbirds

Red Sky July – Shadowbirds

Album Reviews

With Beth Nielsen Chapman picking them as her backing band and support act for a UK tour, Red Sky July’s second album seems destined already to do well.

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Features

Johnny reviews a historic moment: Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert, taking in great performances from Blair Dunlop, Martin Carthy, Fay Hield, Kris Drever and more. Plus some interviews along the way.

Andrew Combs / Matt McCloskey @ Green Note Camden (Live Review)

Andrew Combs / Matt McCloskey @ Green Note Camden (Live Review)

Live Reviews

Paul catches an intimate double bill from Austin-based songwriter Matt McCloskey and Andrew Combs who more than justifies the hype surrounding the Nashville based singer-songwriter.

Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Album Reviews

Catherine MacLellan’s past albums have seen her compared to Joni, the young Emmylou and Gillian Welch, but on ‘The Raven’s Sun’ she has truly found a voice of her own.

Rachel Hillary - Comfort Me With Apples

Rachel Hillary – Comfort Me With Apples

Album Reviews

Comfort Me With Apples is Manchester folk singer and musician Rachel Hillary’s second EP, an artist that places her art first and foremost.

Aurelio - Lándini

Aurelio – Lándini

Album Reviews

As Real World Records reaches its 25th anniversary, Lándini finds Aurelio returning to his Garifuna roots creating a vibrant, passionate, Afro-Latin update of the paranda song style.

RM Hubbert – Ampersand Extras

RM Hubbert – Ampersand Extras

Album Reviews

RM Hubbert’s ‘Ampersand Extras’ offers a collection of B-sides and rare recordings that concludes his self-titled trilogy, exploring in detail the Scotsman’s musical pilgrimage so far.

Towersey Festival 2014 (Part 2)

Towersey Festival 2014 (Part 2)

Live Reviews

Johnny continues his review of Towersey Festival taking in performances from Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Lau, interviews with Blair Dunlop, Urban Folk Quartet and more. Plus a look at the future…

Jennifer Crook - Carnforth Station

Jennifer Crook – Carnforth Station

Album Reviews

Another successful Pledge campaign sees the Jennifer Crook trio embarking from Carnforth Station on a journey that is about the spaces and places in between, where the magic happens.

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Towersey Festival 2014 (Part 1)

Live Reviews

Johnny talks through his Towersey Festival experience, a three part special feature which celebrates the festival’s 50th year & Topic’s 75 years – the first includes chats with Roy Bailey and Richard Thompson.