Category Archive: Albums

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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The Inevitable Train Wreck – Beans on Toast

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Beans on Toast has been knocking around backrooms, bars, and festival stages for over a decade now. Each year on his birthday, he releases a new record and ‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’ is his eleventh and latest. You can follow the list of the artist from record to record. There’s bags of drugs at festivals […]

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Christy Moore – Magic Nights

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Indeed, they do sound magic. A simple idea, well executed.  Christy Moore is a wonderful live performer. He has enjoyed Magic Nights “in a thousand places”.  Every gig cherished, every song lovingly dispersed. It turns out he records every gig, perfect for compiling a live album.  The list of cities, towns, villages and venues is […]

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Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess – Gold Has Worn Away

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Benji Kirkpatrick is predominately known for his work within the Folk music genre with bands such as Bellowhead, Faustus and Steeleye Span. Also known for his work with Seth Lakeman, he has successfully carved out a solo career over a number of years. His latest project ‘Gold Has Worn Away’ has been nurtured to fruition […]

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The Milk Carton Kids – The Only Ones

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Until now I must confess I’d never heard of The Milk Carton Kids, the Folk/Americana duo hailing from California, but I’m glad that I’ve finally caught up with them. Consisting of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, they combined their talents in 2011 and have a healthy back catalogue worth checking out. Their […]

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Mary Black – Orchestrated

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Mary Black has long been one of the finest interpreters of contemporary song on this island. Indeed her past catalogue is a delightful mix of styles and writers that has garnered huge accolades and a worldwide fan base.  Her new album, sees her take some fan favorites, and some deeper cuts from her 14 studio […]

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West My Friend – In Constellation

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Veterans of the Canadian Folk music scene for more than ten years, West My Friend are about to release their most ambitious and complex collection of music to date.  ‘In Constellation’ takes all the classic elements of Folk music and enhances them through new and exciting orchestral arrangements.  Classic folk instruments, guitars, mandolins and accordion […]

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The Revelers – At the End of The River

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‘At the End of The River’ finds Cajun aficionados, The Revelers in fine form. It’s the third long player from a band who have built up their sound by combining Zydeco with Americana, Blues and 50’s Pop. Based in Louisiana and featuring vocals in both French and English the band describe themselves as being dedicated […]

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Bella Hardy – Postcards and Pocketbooks

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One can only stand back in awe at the talent, determination and hard work it must take to produce nine full albums in a ten-year professional career. That is the fairly remarkable achievement of this still very young English folk singer. Judging by the best of these tracks, there is a very high standard of […]

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Maz O’Connor – Chosen Daughter

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Maz O’Connor’s third album is a deeply personal exploration of her Irish roots, of the relationships and trauma that filters down through families. Truths are unearthed, pain is uprooted, hurts are picked over, and yet it is utterly beautiful. O’Connor’s ability to address and express herself through her lyrics and songs, taking complex gender issues […]

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