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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Ghost Notes – Anthony Toner

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2nd April 2020

A prolific writer in his own right, Anthony Toner takes a leaf from the books of others on 'Ghost Notes' with covers of Van Morrison, Neil Young, and more.

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Local Honey – Brian Fallon

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27th March 2020

Brian Fallon's 'Local Honey' is the third solo record for the former frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, showcasing his songwriting and storytelling talent.

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Folk and Tumble’s Indie-Folk Playlist – March 2020

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27th March 2020

In a world gone crazy, there will always be good music. It's though times for a lot of people out there so stay at home, stay safe, and enjoy some tunes.

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Painting Blue – Amy LaVere

Gerry McNally

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27th March 2020

'Painting Blue', the latest release from US songwriter and performer Amy LaVere is a genre-crossing, political, poetic, and emotional thing of beauty.

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Persona Non-Grata – Bright Eyes

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25th March 2020

After 9 years, and several Oberst side-projects, Bright Eyes is back with 'Persona Non-Grata'. It's warm, emotional, poetic. It's Bright Eyes at their best.

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Playing for Time – Terence Blacker

Gerry McNally

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25th March 2020

'Playing for Time' is the latest record from writer and performer Terence Blacker. It's harmonious jazz-tinged melodies and scathing satirical wit in one.

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Apples In The Fall – Anna Lynch

Gerry McNally

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19th March 2020

On 'Apples In The Fall', Anna Lynch explores the heartache and tribulations of modern life with subtle musicianship and Springsteen-esque storytelling.

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Hi-Line – Amberly Chalberg

Gerry McNally

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18th March 2020

Amberly Chalberg's debut record 'Hi-Line' showcases the Denver-based musician's songwriting skill and ability to wrangle some good-ole Alt-Country tunes.

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Take a Look in the Book – The Legendary Ingramettes

Gerry McNally

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12th March 2020

'Take a Look in the Book' is the latest release from The Legendary Ingramettes. The soul-filled, revivial themed record finds them on top of their game.

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Blue Sky – The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood

Gerry McNally

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10th March 2020

'Blue Sky' is the debut record from the Reverend Shawn Amos and the Brotherhood and it's a blistering soul and Americana-infused romp through the blues.

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Walls Of Caves – Billow Wood

Gerry McNally

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6th March 2020

'Walls of Caves' is an exciting, energetic, harmony-driven debut album by Billow Wood - an Irish indie-folk act with a contemporary take on the traditional.

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A song is worth a thousand words: World Book Day 2020

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5th March 2020

This playlist rocks a little more than usual at Folk and Tumble but it just shows how pumped we are to celebrate World Book Day 2020 with some great tunes.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes

Gerry McNally

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31st March 2020

We recently caught up with Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes to chat about their new album 'High Times in the Dark' and maybe a new golden age of songwriting.

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Interview with Mike Ross

Gerry McNally

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27th March 2020

Continuing our series of interviews following the COVID-19 breakout, we caught up with guitarist Mike Ross to chat about his new project 'Dystopia Rising'.

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Interview with Anthony Toner

Gerry McNally

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26th March 2020

With live music on lockdown, we caught up with singer-songwriter Anthony Toner to chat about missing the social side of gigs and about his new record.

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Interview with Sean Kelly of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Gerry McNally

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25th March 2020

Folk and Tumble caught up with Sean Kelly, Director of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival to talk about festivals and uncertainty post-COVID19.

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Interview with Damien Jurado

Damian McNairney

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12th March 2020

Folk and Tumble takes time out to chat to Damien Jurado before his recent show in Belfast. We heard about upcoming records, tours, and mental health issues.

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real announce Belfast show

Gerry McNally

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3rd March 2020

With new album 'The Naked Garden' due for release this year, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real have announced a tour stop-off in The Limelight, Belfast.

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Teddy Thompson reveals upcoming album and tour dates

Damian McNairney

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20th February 2020

Just under a decade since his last solo record, Teddy Thompson returns with 'Heartbreaker Please', debuting the title track and touring with John Grant.

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Interview with Martin Stephenson

Damian McNairney

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20th February 2020

We caught up with Martin Stephenson during his recent tour to talk about Irish Marys, mediums, and making music. One thing is for sure, Martin is an energy.

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Lineup and ticket announcements from Ards International Guitar Festival 2020

Gerry McNally

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20th February 2020

Showcasing talent from around the world. Ards and North Down Borough Council is pleased to announce the 2020 Ards International Guitar Festival programme.