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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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The Black Doorway EP – Christopher Coll

Gerry McNally

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16th October 2020

You might not know the name of Christopher Coll but you'll know the work. 'The Black Doorway' is a collaboration with Malojian's Stevie Scullion.

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Fish Pond Fish – Darlingside

Gerry McNally

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14th October 2020

Indie-folk band Darlingside completed work on 'Fish Pond Fish' during the big lockdown of 2020 with remarkable results on the finished album.

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The Company of Strangers – Our Man In The Field

John McCart

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14th October 2020

The songwriting on Our Man In The Field's latest record 'The Company Of Strangers' has drawn comparisons to some of the greats of the genre.

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Two Sides – Kirsten Thien

Julie Williams-Nash

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9th October 2020

Records don't often have an A-side and B-side these days, but 'Two Sides' by Kirsten Thien is a stellar blues record of the modern age.

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Song To A Refugee – Diana Jones

Damian McNairney

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9th October 2020

'Song To A Refugee' by Diana Jones is a protest record of our time, featuring artists such as Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, and Peggy Seeger.

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The Gap – India Electric Co.

Gerry McNally

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8th October 2020

'The Gap' marks a welcome return for Devon-based duo India Electric Co., back on form with their first full length album in 5 years.

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Long Day in the Milky Way – Kris Delmhorst

Gerry McNally

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2nd October 2020

On her 8th studio album 'Long Day in the Milky Way', singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst is both at one with nature and at the top of her game.

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Strange World – Ric Robertson

Gerry McNally

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1st October 2020

'Strange World' by Ric Robertson mixes Bowie-like futuristic sounds with the funk and soul of New Orleans on what is a vibrant, enjoyable E.P.

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The Menzingers – From Exile

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30th September 2020

In 2017, The Menzingers set out to escape the 'Midwestern States' but 2020's, 'From Exile' is an unashamedly Americana rework of their last pre-lockdown album.

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Are You Listening? – Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Damian McNairney

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30th September 2020

'Are You Listening?' by Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a record brimming full of hope and a kind of serenity, a tonic for these strange times.

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Below Sea Level – Eric Johanson

Gerry McNally

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30th September 2020

'Below Sea Level' is the second full-length album from Louisiana bluesman Eric Johanson - a record packed with riffs and contemporary blues.

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EP 1 – The Magpie Arc

John McCart

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24th September 2020

'EP1' is the debute release from the Scottish/English group The Magpie Arc. The 4-track effort draws on influences from folk and Americana.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Moya Brennan

Damian McNairney

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17th September 2020

It's not easy to catch up with musicians in 2020 but we were lucky to be invited into the home of Clannad legend Moya Brennan for a chat.

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Matthew McDaid announces new single ‘5 4 3 2 1’

Gerry McNally

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13th September 2020

Matthew McDaid announces the release of '5,4,3,2,1', the second single from his lastest EP 'Look Away Sun Child'. Out on 18th September 2020.

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Gareth Dunlop announces new EP ‘Born Uncool’

Gerry McNally

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31st August 2020

Gareth Dunlop announces plans for a new different sound on upcoming EP 'Born Uncool' and releases the lead single of the same name.

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Americana songwriter Justin Townes Earle dead aged 38 years old

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24th August 2020

There's shock and sadness throughout the Americana and modern folk music world as we learn of the passing of songwriter Justin Townes Earle.

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Ben Glover announces new single ‘Arguing with Ghosts’

Gerry McNally

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20th August 2020

'Arguing With Ghosts' is the first release from Nashville-based songwriter Ben Glover since 2018's 'Shorebound'. An EP is due to follow.

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Interview with Ben Bedford

Gerry McNally

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7th August 2020

Ben Bedford talks to Gerry McNally about upcoming albums, the hope of a 2021 tour, the new normal, corrupt administrations, and cat models.

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Sunflowerfest 2020: The show must go on…line

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21st July 2020

Nothing stops the team at Sunflowerfest, not even a global pandemic. The festival crew have been hard at work and you can enjoy the show... from home!

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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'.