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.

The Essential Gretchen Peters – Gretchen Peters

Julie Williams-Nash

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22nd February 2016

Celebrating many years in the folk music business and endearing herself even more to the people of Ireland - we check out 'The Essential...' Gretchen Peters.

The Longest Day In History – David C Clements

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17th February 2016

It's been a long time coming but we've got that debut from Northern Irish songwriter David C Clements. With shades of Springsteen it's been worth the wait.

Hearts on Trees – Ricky Warwick

Gerry McNally

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8th February 2016

Known for his rocking tracks with Thin Lizzy these days, Ricky Warwick still has a softer acoustic side in there somewhere as this double release shows.

Naked Music – Eleanor McEvoy

Gerry McNally

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1st February 2016

On 'Naked Music' we hear Irish troubadour Eleanor McEvoy perform variations on some of her best known and most loved songs in a stripped-back acoustic style.

Rolling Up The Hill – Beans on Toast

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1st December 2015

Beans on Toast releases an album each year on his birthday and with one dealing mainly with the themes of growing up we check if he's wiser as well as older.

Soundtrack to a Ghost Story – Orphan Brigade

Julie Williams-Nash

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4th November 2015

Contemporary Americana recorded in the haunting surrounds of the Octagon Hall. Old ghosts return in the form of new songs by Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover et al.

Written In Scars – Jack Savoretti

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7th October 2015

English-Italian, smooth, seductive. There's more to Jack Savoretti than meets the eye. Not your average boy with a guitar, we take a re-listen to 'Written In Scars'.

Glory Bound – The Grahams

Gerry McNally

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1st October 2015

The Grahams latest record is 'Glory Bound' and Gerry McNally's been taking a listen for us to find out whether they're bound for radio play or dusty record shelves.

Terraplane – Steve Earle and The Dukes

John McCart

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1st October 2015

Steve Earle releases his sixteenth studio album with the backing band once again being The Dukes. 'Terraplane' is the name and blue is very much the colour, baby.