All things folk, country, Americana, and blues at Folk and Tumble

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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Working My Way Down – Mike Stinson and Johnny Irion

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24th March 2023

The debut of long time collaborators Stinson and Irion with songs by their late friend Andy Butler-Jones, this is solid truckstop bar band country.

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The Big Bottle of Joy – Matt Andersen

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14th March 2023

Returning with one of his best releases to date, 'The Big Bottle of Joy' is the upbeat new album from Matt Andersen.

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A Light To Follow – Emily Maguire

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4th March 2023

A grace note  born of struggle and determination, like the light of which she sings, the latest album by Australian singer-songwriter Maguire is luminous.

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The Vivian Line – Ron Sexsmith

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19th February 2023

Full of his trademark melodies, wit, wisdom, and whimsy, Ron Sexsmith returns with his 17th studio album, 'The Vivian Line'.

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Until The Rivers Run Dry – John Blek

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16th February 2023

Further developing his style, prolific singer-songwriter John Blek returns with his latest album, 'Until The Rivers Run Dry'.

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All The Eye Can See – Joe Henry

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27th January 2023

'All The Eye Can See' is an emotional and poetic offering from true craftsman Joe Henry

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Valley of Stars – Ben Bedford

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27th January 2023

‘Valley of Stars’ is Ben Bedford’s 6th studio album and without doubt his most ambitious and creative release to date.

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Beautiful Thing – Peach & Quiet

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20th January 2023

Taking inspiration from Folk, Blues and Soul, Americana duo Peach & Quiet return with their soulful second album 'Beautiful Thing'.

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Appalachian Gothic – Erik Vincent Huey

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20th January 2023

'Appalachian Gothic' is an album that stands alongside the best of those documenting the fates of those caught up in the social and economic fallout of post-industrial America.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Robert Forster

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22nd March 2023

Ahead of his Belfast concert Folk & Tumble talks to Go-Betweens founding member Robert Forster about his life and career.

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Ceithre Cinn Announce New Single and Concert.

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16th March 2023

Multi-talented music collective Ceithre Cinn continue their musical journey with new single and live concert plans.

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Interview with Eleanor McEvoy

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14th March 2023

Singer - songwriter Eleanor McEvoy talks to Folk and Tumble about her storied career, hard times, and hard subject matter.

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Ards Guitar Festival 2023 Line-Up Revealed!

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23rd February 2023

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to announce its 2023 Ards International Guitar Festival Programme.

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Interview with Madison Violet

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5th February 2023

Madison Violet talk to Folk and Tumble about how their sweet sounding music deals with real world issues.

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Interview With Beth Nielsen Chapman

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3rd February 2023

Ahead of shows in Belfast and Derry, Beth Nielsen Chapman talks to Folk and Tumble about her music and life.

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Interview with Joe Henry

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24th January 2023

Singer, songwriter, producer, poet, and survivor Joe Henry talks to Folk and Tumble about his life and new album.

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Mike Ross Releases New Single

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20th January 2023

Ahead of the release of a new album in the Spring, Mike Ross releases rocking first single, 'The Preacher'.

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Focus on Choons

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2nd January 2023

Choons is an independent record shop based in Bangor Northern Ireland. Run by Phil McKee it caters for collectors and casual buyers alike.