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Established in 2010, Folk and Tumble reviews the latest folk, country, Americana, and blues records and interviews the writers and players behind the music.

New Music

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George Sansome – George Sansome

John McCart

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3rd July 2020

'George Sansome', the eponymous debut album of the singer and guitarist from Granny's Attic leaves the English folk tradition in a safe pair of hands.

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Highly Meditated – Ward Richmond

Gerry McNally

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26th June 2020

Full of self-deprecating humour, 'Highly Meditated' is the exciting latest album release from businessman, songwriter and the yoga loving Ward Richmond.

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Airs – Mhairi Hall

Julie Williams-Nash

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22nd June 2020

'Airs' is the first solo album from Scottish pianist Mhairi Hall, mixing timeless traditional Scottish melodies with her own contemporary compositions.

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What In The World… – Michael McDermott

Gerry McNally

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12th June 2020

'What in the World...' is the brand new record from American songwriter Michael McDermott, full of character-driven, hook-filled Americana-rock tunes.

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Heartbreaker Please – Teddy Thompson

Damian McNairney

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10th June 2020

'Heartbreaker Please' is the brand new solo record from the legendary Teddy Thompson, laden with lyrical heartbreak and infectious Americana pop hooks.

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Confessional – Janet Devlin

Julie Williams-Nash

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5th June 2020

'Confessional' is the second album from Irish songwriter Janet Devlin. It's a record of wisdom, recovery, grit and soul from the former X-Factor contestant.

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Tidings – The Magpies

Gerry McNally

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4th June 2020

'Tidings' by The Magpies is the brand new record featuring some of the finest voices and musicians in English folk - traditional tunes for the 21st century.

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Hannah White and the Nordic Connections

Damian McNairney

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4th June 2020

Hannah White and the Nordic Connections self-titled new record already sounds like a timeless classic, crossing genres, styles, and international borders.

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Distant – Stripmall Ballads

Gerry McNally

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3rd June 2020

Melodic and melancholic, 'Distant' is the new album from Stripmall Ballads. It's 21st century dustbowl Americana - a modern sound with hints of the greats.

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Spider Tales – Jake Blount

Gerry McNally

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28th May 2020

Jake Blount’s latest record ‘Spider Tales’ explores the stories and often overlooked African-American influences woven through the Appalachian folk genre

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Keep On Running – Joe Edwards

Gerry McNally

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26th May 2020

Joe Edwards' debut release 'Keep On Running' is a slice of bluesy Americana with nods to some of the greats like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and James Taylor.

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Northern Shores and Stories – Elizabeth and Jameson

Gerry McNally

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22nd May 2020

'Northern Shores and Stories', the debut release from Elizabeth and Jameson, sets sail on a wave of contemporary folk-pop, anchored by old Whitby folklore.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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The show must be paused. Where are the black voices in folk music?

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3rd June 2020

On #BlackoutTuesday we paused for thought. Black lives matter. Black voices matter. And for much too long they've been lacking in the genre they created.

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Interview with Dave Arcari

Gerry McNally

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14th May 2020

Songwriter and bluesman Dave Arcari talks Scottish Whisky and American smoked ribs whetting the appetite for his latest release 'Nine Pound Hammer'.

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Interview with Joshua Burnell

Gerry McNally

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21st April 2020

We caught up with musician and songwriter Joshua Burnell to chat about his new piano-led record, life in lockdown, making music, and top secret plans!

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Interview with Amy LaVere

Gerry McNally

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17th April 2020

It's a strange time for the music industry and you'll find musicians doing all sorts of things. We spoke to Amy LaVere about her quarantine web-shows.

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Interview with Ronnie Greer

Gerry McNally

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15th April 2020

With the live music industry on lockdown, we took time out to chat to blues guitarist Ronnie Greer about rescheduling shows and his brand new album.

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Interview with Ben Glover of The Orphan Brigade

Gerry McNally

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10th April 2020

With COVID-19 affecting both sides of the Atlantic, we caught up with Irish songwriter Ben Glover of The Orphan Brigade who is now based in Nashville, USA.

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John Prine, one of the world’s great songwriters dies at 73

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8th April 2020

Remembering the life and works of the two-time Grammy award winning great John Prine who sadly passed away in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 73.

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Interview with Amanda St John

Gerry McNally

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7th April 2020

Singer-songwriter Amanda St. John talks to Folk and Tumble about coping strategies and ways of continuing in the music business during these strange times.

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Interview with Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes

Gerry McNally

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31st March 2020

We recently caught up with Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes to chat about their new album 'High Times in the Dark' and maybe a new golden age of songwriting.