Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Gretchen Peters

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After her recent sell out concert, Gretchen Peters was gracious enough to spend some time with Folk and Tumble and have a chat about her career, songwriting and her fans. FT: Fantastic gig in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. A standing ovation is always good. You seem to really enjoy playing in Ireland. GP: Oh yeah, […]

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Interview with Richard Thompson

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World-renowned songwriter, singer, and guitarist Richard Thompson will play a short run of summer shows across UK and Ireland. These special preview dates come ahead of an extensive UK tour in October and November 2018 as he promotes forthcoming record ’13 Rivers’. On 15th August 2018, Richard Thompson plays the Belfast Empire Music Hall. We […]

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Interview with David Corley

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David Corley released his first album, ‘Available Light’ in 2015 at the age of 53 to great acclaim. The album was a huge critical success, however, during the European tour to promote the album, Corley suffered a near-fatal heart attack on stage in Groningen, Netherlands. After surgery and a long period of recuperation, he began […]

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Interview with Lera Lynn

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Lera Lynn is an American singer-songwriter, best known for appearing in, and writing the soundtrack for season two of ‘True Detective’ starring Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Lynn has also released three full-length albums and an EP. Her new record, ‘Plays Well With Others’ is a duet album with a difference. Eight of the nine […]

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Interview With Moya Brennan

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Ahead of the forthcoming festival celebrating fifty years of Leo’s Tavern in Donegal We caught up the First Lady of Celtic Music Moya Brennan for a chat about her Father’s bar, the celebrations planned to mark this historic milestone in the ongoing story of the bar and hear news of a new live Clannad record […]

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Interview with Kimmie Rhodes

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Kimmie Rhodes has just released a new book entitled ‘Radio Dreams’ detailing not only her own life and career but also the life and career of her late husband and soulmate Joe Gracey. As she prepares to bring her book tour to Belfast as part of the 2018 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival I caught up […]

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Interview with Steven Wilson

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Ahead of his forthcoming Belfast and Dublin concerts, I was delighted to catch up with the legendary prog musician, composer, and producer Steven Wilson to discuss amongst other things his musical inspirations, the pressures of remixing a classic album, and his Dorian Grey-like ability to look like a man half his age. What are your […]

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Interview with Beth Nielsen Chapman

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Songs about vulnerability and strength. That’s how Beth Nielsen Chapman describes her new album ‘Hearts of Glass’. She plays the Portico in Portaferry, Co. Down on 2nd April and The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 3rd April. We asked about her latest album and how it felt to be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. […]

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Interview with Steph Cameron

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Steph Cameron is currently touring Europe to promote her second Album ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’, which follows on from her Polaris listed ‘Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady’. Not too many support acts get an encore but that’s what happened to Steph at the Malojian Gig in the Duncairn Centre. We talked to the Canadian singer/songwriter before the […]

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Interview with The Orphan Brigade

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During their recent Italian tour we managed to have a long distance conversation with  Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard, and Joshua Brit from The Orphan Brigade as they travelled between shows. There’s more to The Orphan Brigade than you three guys. Tell me who else is involved and what lead to the formation of the band? […]

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