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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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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.

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A Dark Carnival – Kate Green

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12th November 2021

On her latest record 'A Dark Carnival', Scottish songwriter and singer, Kate Green weaves traditional airs and contemporary tales to stunning effect.

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Sugar Hip Ya Ya – Dionne Bennett

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10th November 2021

'Sugar Hip Ya Ya' is the brand new release from Dionne Bennett. It's a soulful rallying cry for modern times with a nod to nostalgic soul of yesteryear.

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A Place Like Home – Mr. Alec Bowman_Clarke

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5th November 2021

Mr. Alec Bowman_Clarke returns with a brand new sonic treat. His latest release 'A Place Like Home' was largely composed at home with the rest of us in lockdown.

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Reclaim – Mishra

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1st November 2021

'Reclaim' is the latest record from global folk collective Mishra, and it revels in the joy of emerging from lockdowns and into a world full of hope.

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The Brickfields – Granny’s Attic

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22nd October 2021

Blending brand new music and traditional air, 'The Brickfields' by Granny's Attic is a coming of age album that bodes well for the future of the genre.

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Another Place – Danny George Wilson

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21st October 2021

'Another Place' is the latest solo release from prolific songwriter Danny George Wilson, best known for his soulful Americana with The Champions Of The World.

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Mercury Transit – Taylor Young Band

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14th October 2021

'Mercury Transit' is the debut record from the Taylor Young Band, laden with catchy hooks, memorable melodies and nods to the likes of Tom Petty and Teenage Fanclub.

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Between Us – Ana Egge

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12th October 2021

On her latest album 'Between Us', Ana Egge lyrically tackles the intricacies and intimacies of relationships on 11 sonically beautiful tracks.

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Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) – Nathan Bell

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8th October 2021

Nathan Bell is a phenomenal songwriter, and his latest record 'Red, White and American Blues' is a slick, bluesy look at contemporary life in the U.S.A.

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From Dreams To Dust – The Felice Brothers

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7th October 2021

The Felice Brothers return with 'From Dreams To Dust', a collection of new material in their unique style that will provide more fan-favourites on the road.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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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.

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Interview with New York singer-songwriter Willie Nile

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5th August 2021

Born in Buffalo and made in NYC, singer-songwriter Willie Nile talks about his hometown, and regales Folk and Tumble with tales of Bono and The Boss.