Category Archive: Albums

Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

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Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves’ self-titled debut album is a powerful opening statement from the two world-class musicians. The record showcases the spectacular musicianship of two artists on the leading edge of a generation of old-time players who are questioning old narratives, and acknowledging the diversity that has always existed in the genre. The […]

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Lucy Rose – No Words Left

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Lucy Rose’s fourth album takes up where her stark but beautiful ‘Something’s Changing’ left off. Gone are the breezy pop folk songs of the early releases, and replaced by stripped back to the bone meditations on life and the living. Having made her name with jaunty yet quite personal songs like ‘Shiver’ and ‘Night Bus’, […]

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Tom Russell – October In The Railroad Earth

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Tom Russell is a bit of a legend in these parts. His shows in the Errigle Inn and Flowefield Arts Centre live long in the memories of those who were lucky enough to catch him killing packed houses with his top drawer song writing and captivating stage presence. It’s sometimes difficult to bottle the essence […]

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Suzanne Jarvie – In The Clear

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Two weeks ago I hadn’t heard of this singer-songwriter from Toronto. Now, she is on repeat play constantly having audibly devoured this album, and tracking down its inspiring predecessor, ‘Spiral Road’. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been so taken by a “new” voice, but Suzanne Jarvie possesses an instrument of rare beauty. Hints […]

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Our Lady of the Wind and Rain – Anthony Toner

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Well, well, well… would you believe this is Anthony Toner’s ninth album of original material? He’s come a long way from 2009’s ‘The Duke of Oklahoma and Other Stories’, yet that’s just ten years ago. He’s chalked up practically an album a year, a reflection of just how prolific a songwriter he is. Each album […]

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Joshua Burnell – The Road To Horn Fair

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The first thing you notice about ‘The Road To Horn Fair’ is the beautiful artwork that adorns the CD cover. Lovingly created by artist Randy Asplund it is spread across a folded die cut cover that when opened reveals a medieval castle complete with coded verses on the reverse in medieval runes. The enclosed disk […]

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Wilfie Gilbert – Miner’s Gold

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Wilfie Gilbert must be one of the most under-exposed, self-effacing legends of the Northern Ireland music scene. You could say he’s a musician whose time has come, with the release on 1st March 2019 of ‘Miner’s Gold’ – his first full collection of ten outstanding original songs. First off though – that voice! We need […]

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Kalyn Fay – Good Company

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It took a little while for this to grow on me, but I grew to feel a warm affection for its simplicity, melodies and honesty. Kalyn Fay’s voice is pure and her lyrical sentiments steeped in a stark integrity. An aching emptiness is echoed in the gentle opening track ‘Good Company’ – she’s just looking […]

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John Blek – Thistle & Thorn

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‘Thistle & Thorn’ is the fourth album by Irish songwriter John Blek. Opening song ‘The Blackwater’ quickly sets the tone of the album as one that uses the vivid imagery of nature’s beauty and colours to spin tales of love, loss and personal struggle. It is a theme continued throughout songs such as ‘Colours Rising’, […]

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Buffalo Blood – Buffalo Blood

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Buffalo Blood may be a new name on the music scene, but they are made up of a group of well respected and loved musicians; comprising of three quarters of The Orphan Brigade (Neilson Hubbard, Joshua Britt and Audrey Spillman), along with renowned Scottish singer Dean Owens. The album was recorded in New Mexico, and […]

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