EP Reviews

Enjoy these bitesize bits of country, folk, blues, and Americana with Folk and Tumble's EP Reviews from some of the finest songwriters and bands out there.

Vol. 1 – Mandy Bingham

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14th May 2015

County Down songwriter Mandy Bingham is set to release her debut record, the aptly named 'Vol 1', which owes much to Americana past but with a contemporary edge.

Angel of the Northern Wind – The Sandrunners

Gerry McNally

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23rd September 2014

'Angel of the Northern Wind' is the debut EP from The Sandrunners. Folk and Tumble's Gerry has taken a listen and reckons it's well worth the price of a pint.

Arrivals and Departures – Brigid O’Neill

Gerry McNally

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9th September 2014

County Down vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Brigid O'Neill draws from Irish traditional, American, folk and blues on her great debut EP 'Arrivals and Departures'.

Death of a Singer Songwriter – Simon Murphy

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13th August 2014

Talented Northern Irish artist Simon Murphy brings new life to the acoustic scene with the personal and personable new EP 'Death of a Singer Songwriter'.

Hat on the Sun – The Dandy Horses

Gerry McNally

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11th August 2014

Based in Belfast, The Dandy Horses summon the spirit of early Fleetwood Mac and Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention and look set to ride off into the sunset.

Primroses – Ciara O’Neill

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9th July 2014

Alternative-folk songwriter Ciara O'Neill layers beautiful textured vocals over dreamy, intricate yet minimalist folk on her debut release 'Primroses' EP.

Brian, I’m A Genius Too – Joe Innes and the Cavalcade

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21st May 2014

Brian, I'm a genius too. A sniping claim once thrown down in the studio by Beach Boy dad Murray Wilson and the new EP from Joe Innes and the Cavalcade.

Without/Within – Bear’s Den

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4th November 2013

The second official EP release from Bear's Den, Without/Within delves further into the anguish and heartache of anthemic alternative folk than ever before.

Other People Wrote These – Ciaran Lavery

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16th September 2013

Lurgan singer songwriter Ciaran Lavery treats us to four classic tracks of the 70s and 80s in his own unique style of vocal and arrangement. Available soon.