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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Te yn y Grug – Al Lewis

Julie Williams-Nash

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19th February 2020

'Te yn y Grug' (Tea in the Heather) is the new album by singer-songwriter Al Lewis in which he celebrates the rich history of his native land and language.

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Pill Pilots – Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow

Gerry McNally

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18th February 2020

Folk duo Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow's new record 'Pill Pilots' is an exciting journey through the rich industrial and musical heritage of the British Isles.

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Worzel Gummidge – The Unthanks

Gerry McNally

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18th February 2020

Delving deep into the mysticism of nature's seasons, The Unthanks have lovingly created a TV soundtack for Mackenzie Crook's version of Worzel Gummidge.

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Dreaming Is Allowed – Sean Mathews

Gerry McNally

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17th February 2020

'Dreaming Is Allowed' is the debut album by Irish folk songwriter Sean Mathews in which he combines traditional Irish music with contemporary themes.

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Never Say Goodbye – Luan Parle

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13th February 2020

'Never Say Goodbye' is the first studio album from Luan Parle since 2010's 'The Full Circle' and based on first listens, it's been a decade well spent.

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Numberless Dreams – Julie Abbé

Julie Williams-Nash

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11th February 2020

Julie Abbé's latest release 'Numberless Dreams' finds her paying tribute to work of the great poet WB Yeats by bringing together great music and songs.

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A Pilgrim’s Tale – Seth Lakeman

Damian McNairney

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6th February 2020

Seth Lakeman is back with 'The Pilgrim's Tale'. A concept album documenting the journery of the English sailing ship The Mayflower four hundred years ago.

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Don’t Forget The Heart That’s Beating – Her Silo

Gerry McNally

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5th February 2020

'Don't Forget The Heart That's Beating' is the debut record from Her Silo - the Seattle based alternative folk singer and songwriter Jessica Lambert.

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The Embers – John Blek

Gerry McNally

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4th February 2020

'The Embers' in the fifth release from John Blek in as many years. It follows on from his previous releases in forming a complete set of stunning work.