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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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True Meaning – Caitlin Jemma

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16th September 2021

Caitlin Jemma grew up to the sound of classic country songs, but on 'True Meaning', the influences draw from Americana, Motown, and more contemporary sounds.

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The Immediate Family – The Immediate Family

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15th September 2021

Members of The Immediate Family are something of rock royalty, with appearances on thousands of albums. This self-titled album shows just why.

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On Ether and Air – John Blek

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7th September 2021

'On Ether and Air' is the fourth record in John Blek's "Catharsis Project". The songwriter will perform an intimate show in Belfast's American Bar on 10th September 2021.

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Tricks Of The Trade – Malcolm Holcombe

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3rd September 2021

'Tricks Of The Trade' is the new album from songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, proving he is an artist at the top of his game, and most definitely the real deal.

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The Smoky Smirr o Rain – Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola

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2nd September 2021

Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola are a Scots-Finnish duo with an ear for the traditional sounds of their homelands, and the talent to make it modern.

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Summer Songs – Karen Jonas

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25th August 2021

'Summer Songs' is the new 4-track EP from songwriter Karen Jonas, a laid-back and seasonal Americana record to enjoy on a balmy evening.

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Fever Dreams – Villagers

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24th August 2021

'Fever Dreams' is the latest release from the sensational Villagers. It's a musically sublime, classic Conor O'Brien effort for these trippy times.

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The Day The Earth Stood Still – Willie Nile

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17th August 2021

'The Day The Earth Stood Still' is Willie Nile's fifth full-length record in as many years. Recorded during the COVID pandemic, it's filled with stark imagery but a lot of hope.

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The Fruitful Fells – Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra

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9th August 2021

World travelled, and with an ear for an influence, Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra have released 'The Fruitful Fells', an ode to folk, old and new.

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Native Sons – Los Lobos

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6th August 2021

With almost 50 years in the business, Los Lobos is a band steeped in traditions. On 'Native Sons', they pay tribute to an array of artists from Los Angeles.

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Six Inches of Water – Anthony Toner

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5th August 2021

Anthony Toner's 'Six Inches Of Water' is a poetic journey through a century of life in East Belfast, capturing the character of the changing city.

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Acid Folk – Yonder Boys

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2nd August 2021

'Acid Folk' is the debut record from Yonder Boys. Mixing folk-pop, politics, and influences from around the globe, it's Americana but not as you know it.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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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.

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Interview with Anthony Toner

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30th July 2021

Anthony Toner is making a return to the live scene this Autumn and took some time to chat about touring and his brand new album 'Six Inches Of Water'.

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The Felice Brothers announce Belfast show for next summer

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29th July 2021

The Felice Brothers will make a long awaited return to Northern Ireland in the summer of 2022. Fine out when and how to get your tickets.

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Eels announce details of a Belfast show

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15th July 2021

With more than 20 years, and 14 albums under their belt, Eels announce a welcome return to the road with the 'Lockdown Hurricane' show in Spring 2022.