Category Archive: Albums

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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RHR – Hotel Toledo

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Redfern, Hutchinson and Ross are back!  Following on from the critically acclaimed ‘Mahogany Drift’ the trio are back with ‘Hotel Toledo’, and it just might surprise fans of their previous record.  Digging deep into Spanish culture the Tres Hermanos have cultivated a sound that conjures up imagery that would feel right at home in a […]

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Big Dave McLean – Pocket Full of Nothin’

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 ‘Pocket full of Nothin’ opens with ‘Songs of the Blues’ which really sets the scene for the rest of the record.  It’s an up tempo lyrical tribute to various styles and causes of the blues. From Chicago, Texas, to broken hearts, drink and beyond, it’s an introduction that doesn’t take itself too seriously and, also […]

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We Sat Back… – Chris Cleverly

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It’s no coincidence that the new album by Chris Cleverly is released the day after World Mental Health Day. It’s the fundamental message throughout ‘We Sat Back and Watched It Unfold’ – a reminder that there is a new tomorrow, and everything will be ok. He knows. He’s been there. This album is a personal […]

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Human – Kitt Philippa

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I first heard Kitt Philippa some years ago in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. A slight, solitary figure, shoulders hunched towards piano keys, but what happened next was akin to a spiritual experience. Stripped back, soul bared, a congregation captured body and soul. It was a performance that left you raw, simultaneously elevated yet feeling […]

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Dori Freeman – Every Single Star

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Anyone who was lucky enough to have caught Dori Freeman’s support slot for Teddy Thompson earlier this year, at the always excellent Out to Lunch Festival will have expected this album to be good. Just how good, might surprise even those fortunate aficionados. At times, it’s reminiscent of classic country voices of the past. Patsy […]

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Jake La Botz – They’re Coming For Me

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Eight records into his lengthy and varied career Jake La Botz is back with ‘They’re Coming For Me’.  A renowned story teller with a history based in the theatres and libraries of his native Chicago, La Botz developed a keen understanding of the power of words and quickly learned to combine them with some of […]

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