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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After The Fire After The Rain – The Lost Brothers

Gerry McNally

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4th February 2020

'After The Fire After The Rain' sees The Lost Brothers swap the sounds of the lonesome highways of the American midwest for the west coast of Ireland.

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Ailm – Blackbird and Crow

Gerry McNally

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4th February 2020

'Ailm' is a bluesy alt-folk record from Irish songwriting duo Blackbird and Crow. It's an album full of soul, passion, honesty, and some dirty blues guitar.

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The Crannua Collective – The Crannua Collective

Damian McNairney

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3rd February 2020

'The Crannua Collective' is the eponymous record from the Irish-American supergroup featuring the talents of Moya Brennan and Ashley Davis amongst others.

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Lessons of War – Matt McGinn

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3rd February 2020

'Lessons of War' is the brand new album from Matt McGinn. It's an Irish traditional twist on global conflict with sublime songwriting and special guests.

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Fire on the Rails – Track Dogs

Gerry McNally

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24th January 2020

'Fire On The Rails' is the brand new album from Madrid-based quartet Track Dogs with elements of Americana, folk, and swing to usher in a feel-good 2020.

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Homebird – Aoife Scott

Damian McNairney

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22nd January 2020

With the launch of her latest album 'Homebird', Aoife Scott continues a family tradition with a stellar album showcasing her vocal and songwriting talent.

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A Beginners’ Guide To Bravery – David Keenan

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16th January 2020

'A Beginners' Guide To Bravery' is the debut album from Irish songwriter David Keenan, named as one to watch by Hozier, Glen Hansard, and Gary Lightbody.

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All The Space There Is – The Adobe Collective

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15th January 2020

'All The Space There Is' is the third studio album from California-based The Adobe Collective, a group of multi-instumentalists with a "high desert sound".

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Martyn Joseph – Days of Decision

Gerry McNally

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8th January 2020

'Days of Decision: A Tribute to Phil Ochs' is the new album from Martyn Joseph paying tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters of the 60s and 70s.