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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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Overground – Police Dog Hogan

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14th January 2022

'Overground' is the fifth studio album from UK-based Americana seven-piece Police Dog Hogan.; an inspiring record from start to finish.

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The Royal Affair And After – John Lodge

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14th January 2022

'The Royal Affair And After' is a stunning live album from John Lodge, showcasing some of the hits from the back-catalogue of The Moody Blues.

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Sleeping Spirals – Hannah James and Toby Kuhn

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17th December 2021

On 'Sleeping Spirals', the exceptional talents of songwriter Hannah James and cellist Toby Kuhn combine to bring folk tales full of melody and intrigue.

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Christmas Lights In April – Ken Pomeroy

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15th December 2021

'Christmas Lights In April' is the third full-length album from teenage songwriting sensation Ken Pomeroy and she looks set to shine this year.

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Chess – Bernie Marsden

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14th December 2021

Bernie Marsden is best known as one of the founding members of rock group Whitesnake but on his latest solo release 'Chess', he takes us back to the blues.

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Make Your Mark – Seth Lakeman

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9th December 2021

It's been almost 20 years since Seth Lakeman released his debut solo album, and with 'Make Your Mark' written in lockdown, he is back and at his best.

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Raise The Roof – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

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7th December 2021

'Raise The Roof' is the brand new album from rock legend Robert Plant and bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, a worthy successor to 2007's 'Raising Sand'.

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The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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2nd December 2021

The legendary 'No Nukes' concert in NYC's Madison Square Gardens in 1979 marked a turning-point for Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band.

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Tightrope – Joe Tilston

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30th November 2021

'Tightrope' is the latest solo offering from Joe Tilston. It's a record rooted in folk but with the heart and soul of a punk-rock classic.

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That’s A Fact Jack! – The Kentucky Headhunters

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29th November 2021

Last year, The Kentucky Headhunters decamped to the studio and laid down the twelve tracks that make up their infectious new record 'That's A Fact, Jack!'

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Despatches – Louis de Bernières

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17th November 2021

Though perhaps best-known for his writing, Louis de Bernières has always harboured a burning passion for music and 'Despatches' is a first glimpse into that world.

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Highway Butterfly: The songs of Neal Casal – Various Artists

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16th November 2021

'Highway Butterfly' is a phenomenal 41-track tribute record to the much-missed Neal Casal, who was known for his stellar solo work and collaborations with other greats.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Musicians unite to highlight Homeless Issue

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1st December 2021

A host of top Irish musicians come together to highlight the issues of homelessness, and support the work of The People's Kitchen in Belfast.

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Aoife Scott and Matt McGinn announce new single ‘Time Well Spent’

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5th November 2021

'Time Well Spent' in the upcoming single from a pair of fine songwriters and performers. Find out how to hear this beautiful work from Matt McGinn and Aoife Scott.

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The Lost Brothers release a new video and reschedule Belfast date

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15th October 2021

Watch the brand new video for The Lost Brothers' latest single 'After The Rain' featuring M Ward on guitar, and book a seat at their Belfast show.

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Bruce Springsteen announces ‘No Nukes’ live album and film

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30th September 2021

Bruce Springsteen remains an electrifying live performer, and this latest release of the legendary 'No Nukes' show from 1979 shows The Boss at his best.

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Jason Isbell releases the charitable covers album ‘Georgia Blue’

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17th September 2021

Jason Isbell is back and along with backing band The 400 Unit, is set to release the eagerly-anticipated 'Georgia Blue', a selection of covers for charitable causes.

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Dave Arcari to play Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

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1st September 2021

Scottish alt-blues troubadour is fighting fit and ready to return to the stage as part of this year's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast.

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Interview with Mary Coughlan

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27th August 2021

Folk and Tumble caught up with Mary Coughlan before her recent show in Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol to talk about the turbulence of life and how it's shaped her writing.

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Interview with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos

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27th August 2021

Folk and Tumble caught up with Steve Berlin, saxophonist and core member of Los Lobos to talk about their latest album 'Native Sons', a homage to L.A.

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The Coronas announce a festive Belfast concert

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17th August 2021

It's fast-becoming a festive tradition at the Ulster Hall. Following on from another big year for Dublin 3-piece The Coronas, they'll be back at the iconic Belfast venue in December 2021.