Album Reviews

Folk and Tumble album reviews of the latest studio and live record releases from folk, Americana, blues, and country artists across the world.

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George Sansome – George Sansome

John McCart

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3rd July 2020

'George Sansome', the eponymous debut album of the singer and guitarist from Granny's Attic leaves the English folk tradition in a safe pair of hands.

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Highly Meditated – Ward Richmond

Gerry McNally

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26th June 2020

Full of self-deprecating humour, 'Highly Meditated' is the exciting latest album release from businessman, songwriter and the yoga loving Ward Richmond.

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Airs – Mhairi Hall

Julie Williams-Nash

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22nd June 2020

'Airs' is the first solo album from Scottish pianist Mhairi Hall, mixing timeless traditional Scottish melodies with her own contemporary compositions.

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What In The World… – Michael McDermott

Gerry McNally

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12th June 2020

'What in the World...' is the brand new record from American songwriter Michael McDermott, full of character-driven, hook-filled Americana-rock tunes.

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Heartbreaker Please – Teddy Thompson

Damian McNairney

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10th June 2020

'Heartbreaker Please' is the brand new solo record from the legendary Teddy Thompson, laden with lyrical heartbreak and infectious Americana pop hooks.

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Confessional – Janet Devlin

Julie Williams-Nash

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5th June 2020

'Confessional' is the second album from Irish songwriter Janet Devlin. It's a record of wisdom, recovery, grit and soul from the former X-Factor contestant.

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Tidings – The Magpies

Gerry McNally

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4th June 2020

'Tidings' by The Magpies is the brand new record featuring some of the finest voices and musicians in English folk - traditional tunes for the 21st century.

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Hannah White and the Nordic Connections

Damian McNairney

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4th June 2020

Hannah White and the Nordic Connections self-titled new record already sounds like a timeless classic, crossing genres, styles, and international borders.

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Distant – Stripmall Ballads

Gerry McNally

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3rd June 2020

Melodic and melancholic, 'Distant' is the new album from Stripmall Ballads. It's 21st century dustbowl Americana - a modern sound with hints of the greats.