Author Archives: Amy Doherty

Sam Duckworth – Amazing Grace

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‘Amazing Grace’ is not the first album released as Sam Duckworth, but it is the first album Sam Duckworth has released since bidding farewell to Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.  A change of name usually signifies a change of musical direction, I don’t think what we hear on ‘Amazing Grace’ is too much of a […]

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The Women We Are Listening To – Playlist

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Back in March we brought you a playlist celebrating Women’s History Month. Spanning jazz, blues, folk, country, pop and rock with music from Etta James, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell and even a little Dolly. On revisiting the tracks earlier this week I felt it was time we added some ‘new blood’ into the mix. We don’t […]

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Tall Ships Belfast 2015 Playlist

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On 2nd July 2015 Belfast will see the return of the Tall Ships Races for the first time since 2009. With four full days of nautical themed festivities ahead, including live music, markets, fireworks and an aviation show (including a Red Arrows fly past!) Belfast is sure to be hiving. To help prepare you for […]

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Joshua Burnside – Little Blind #SOTD

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We at Folk and Tumble are excited to be attending Belfast’s Spectrum Festival on Friday 3rd July at Mandela Hall. With anticipation building for what is set to be a fantastic night filled with a variety of local acts, headlined by the energetic modern Irish folk outfit The Emerald Armada, we have been brushing up on back catalogues and trying to […]

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James Taylor – Before This World

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When I think of James Taylor I think of large white wood clad houses, with pretty rose gardens, green lawns and perfect picket fences. I think of blue skies, open roads and stars and stripes. I think of my Dad, and all of the kids who’s dads have James Taylor cd’s in their cars – […]

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Celebrating Clarence Clemons

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Anyone who has ever met me, even briefly, knows how much the music of Bruce Springsteen means to me. I have spent entire summers listening exclusively to ‘Tracks’ or ‘The Promise’, trying to figure out what Bruce didn’t see in those songs I believe are so important, months on end eagerly awaiting concerts, formulating fantasy setlists, deciding what […]

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Waxahatchee – Summer of Love #SOTD

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Recently we’ve been enjoying a whole host of female artists here at Folk and Tumble, from the discovery of Natalie Prass at a Ryan Adams show earlier in the year to our recent Colleen Brown album exclusive and reviews of Jenny Lysander and Mandy Bingham to name a few. To add to my recent all-female playlist, […]

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Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes

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I’m not going to start this review with a biography of Mark Kozelek nor am I going to discuss anything other than the music contained within ‘Universal Themes’. If you are interested in gossip and controversies, go ahead and search the net. I’m sure you’ll find him fascinating. The opening track, ‘The Possum’, is a […]

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Chuck Ragan & Rocky Votolato – Kindred Spirit

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Every conversation I’ve had about folk-punk starts with Chuck Ragan and inevitably comes full circle back to Chuck Ragan. The Hot Water Music frontman, mainstay of the Revival Tour and now established folk-punk musician has become synonymous with the genre. Chuck has just finished a European tour with his band The Camaraderie, which is made […]

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