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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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Oka Vanga – Oka Vanga

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12th April 2021

Oka Vanga's self-title record is an uplifting, pastoral, aural delight harking back to pre-pandemic times and being an one with nature.

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Rakes and Misfits – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

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1st April 2021

Mixing traditions old and new, 'Rakes and Misfits' is the second album from Granny's Attic member and squeezebox playing supremo Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne.

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Voodoo Blues – Grainne Duffy

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17th March 2021

'Voodoo Blues' is the fifth studio album from Irish blues performer Grainne Duffy. It's packed full of sultry soul and singalong choruses.

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A Pocket Full Of Acorns – Ninebarrow

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9th March 2021

'A Pocket Full Of Acorns' is the beautiful new release from English folk duo Ninebarrow with well-told tales and stunning harmonies throughout.

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Folk and Tumble’s Indie-Folk Playlist – March 2021

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8th March 2021

Some of our favourite indie-folk tracks on rotation at Folk and Tumble as spring breaks through the gloom of what's been a shitshow of a year.

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A Maid In Bremen (live At Roemer, Bremen Feb. 14th 1978) – John Renbourn Group

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5th March 2021

The newly rediscovered 'A Maid In Bremen (live at Roemer, Bremen Feb 14th 1978)' captures John Renbourn and his talented touring band at their best.

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American Silence – Chris Pierce

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1st March 2021

Chris Pierce is a protest singer tired of singing protest songs. He writes about issues of racism and oppression and in 2021, 'American Silence' needs to be heard more than ever.

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Digressions #2 Grounded – John Blek

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26th February 2021

'Grounded' is the latest in the 'Digressions' series from Irish songwriter and musician John Blek, seeing the Cork native draw beauty from the bleakness.

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American Standards – Ian Fisher

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26th February 2021

Songwriter Ian Fisher made the move from his native Missouri to Europe, but the sounds of his homeland run deep through 'American Standards'.

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One Eye Open – Kat Danser

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25th February 2021

Kat Danser is a fierce woman, a musical tour-de-force, and her latest record 'One Eye Open' is a whirlwind of folk, blues, rock, and soul.

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Love and Desperation – Rick Shea

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19th February 2021

'Love and Desperation' is the 12th studio record from Rick Shea and draws on genres such as Outlaw Country, Americana and the Californian's Cajun roots.

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Still Time – Karen Matheson

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17th February 2021

'Still Time' is the fifth full-length solo album from prolific Scottish artist Karen Matheson, known for her work with many other fine folk artists.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Declan O’Rourke

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2nd April 2021

Dublin-based songwriter Declan O'Rourke chatted at length to Folk and Tumble in advance of the release of his latest record 'Arrivals' on 9th April 2021.

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Dean Owens and Calexico join forces for desert sounds releases

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26th March 2021

Scottish songwriter Dean Owens joins forces with the purveyors of 'Desert-Noir' Calexico on a series of thematic and cinematic new releases in 2021.

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Interview with Dave Arcari

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24th March 2021

Scottish bluesman Dave Arcari takes time out from his live streaming series, to talk post-Pandemic plans, and his hopes to play shows this year.

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Interview with Anthony Toner

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10th March 2021

One year on from the first of our lockdown interviews, we caught up again to chat with Anthony Toner about live streams, Brexit, and unfinished business.

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Interview with Joshua Burnell

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2nd March 2021

Almost a year on from our first lockdown chats, we caught up again with progressive folk-rocker Joshua Burnell to talk about the industry and upcoming shows.

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Interview with Moya Brennan

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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’

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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’

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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.