Category Archive: Albums

Aoife Scott – Homebird

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Having being named Best Folk Act two years ago on the basis of her debt album, beating such luminaries and feted figures as the godlike Christy Moore and Lankum, expectations are high for Aoife Scott’s second album. Well that high water mark has easily been matched on her second, ‘Homebird’. The Black surname has long […]

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A Beginners’ Guide To Bravery – David Keenan

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From halfway between Belfast and Dublin, David Keenan sits halfway between Van Morrison and Samuel Beckett. His debut record ‘A Beginners’ Guide To Bravery’ draws heavily on the music and poetry of the Irish greats. However, even an untrained ear will pick up the strains of Christy Moore, The Waterboys, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, and […]

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Martyn Joseph – Days of Decision

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Hot on the heels of 2019’s critically acclaimed ‘Here Come the Young’, Martyn Joseph is back with ‘Days of Decision: A Tribute to Phil Ochs’.  Phil Ochs was a prolific singer songwriter in the 1960s and 1970s.  His work was admired by many of his contemporaries including, Bob Dylan and John Lennon.  At the time […]

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All The Space There Is – The Adobe Collective

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‘All The Space There Is’ is the third LP from Californian purveyors of the “high desert sound”, The Adobe Collective. Husband and wife duo Tim and Faith Chinnock formed the group back in 2011 at their home near Joshua Tree Park. Musically, the collective forge a path through alternative country, roots, psychedelia, and indie-pop. Recorded […]

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The Loft Tapes – Mishra

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‘The Loft Tapes’ is the debut album from folk collective Mishra, and it’s stunning work. The blend of traditional Indian music with Celtic and folk makes for an inter-continental exploration of sound and vision. At times intricate and complex, at other times simple and honest, this is not quite like anything you’ve ever hear before. […]

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Falling Sands – The Equatorial Group

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The joy of reviewing records is discovering new music that you’d probably never otherwise get to hear. Likewise, you develop affinities for certain artists and groups as they develop and produce new material, and you get to witness that progress. One such bunch is The Equatorial Group – an eclectic combination of musicians from Eastbourne, […]

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Mentro – Gwen Mairi

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This is quite literally a daring venture by harpist Gwen Mairi. The word ‘Mentro’ means to dare, or to venture in Welsh. Which is precisely what she has dared to do – branch out on her own after several years in collaboration, to release an album of traditional tunes, sung in Welsh. Although brought up […]

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Kelly Steward – Tales and Tributes of the Deserving and….

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‘Tales and Tributes of the Deserving and Not So’ is the latest release from indie-country musician Kelly Steward.  Containing nine well-composed, memorable and melodic songs, her debut long-player, which is co-produced by Steward and guitarist Greg Whitson, is loosely based around Steward’s own observations of life, her experiences of being a musician, mother, and lover. […]

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Cumberland Island – Neilson Hubbard

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There’s a special place in the communal heart of Folk and Tumble contributors for The Orphan Brigade – the Nashville based folk supergroup featuring Irish songwriter Ben Glover. The other two core group members are of course, the equally multi-talented musicians and documentary film-makers Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard. All three are prolific artists and […]

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Natalie MacMaster – Sketches

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‘Sketches’ may be a new record for Juno and Grammy Award winning violinist Natalie MacMaster, but it’s roots are buried deep within time, Americana and Celtic culture. A native of Cape Breton, Novia Scotia.  MacMaster is also a co-founder of Greenbridge Celtic Fest, an author and full-time Mother to seven children.  Remarkably, given the aforementioned […]

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