Single Reviews

Sometimes one song done well is enough. Folk and Tumble's single reviews disect the best of country, Americana, and blues, so you can enjoy the listening.

The End Of The Common Man – Matt McGinn


6th June 2017

Matt McGinn's no stranger to the Irish music scene and is unafraid to take on politics. 'The End Of The Common Man' is his new single, a song for our times.

We Don’t Believe You – Peter McVeigh


19th May 2017

Songwriter Peter McVeigh goes against all advice and pens a political protest song. With over 10K plays and a BBC ban already, does it live up to the hype?

Don’t Make Me Go To Town – Brigid O’Neill


21st June 2016

'Don't Make Me Go To Town' is the latest soulful single from County Down songwriter Brigid O'Neill and a follow-up to last year's 'Arrivals and Departures'.

Galway Rain – Son of the Hound


8th March 2016

A few weeks back, Son of the Hound treated a booze-soaked and swaying crowd in the John Hewitt pub in Belfast to a new song. That tune was 'Galway Rain'.

Wounds – Ryan Vail


23rd February 2016

Last year's collaboration 'Sea Legs' recorded with Ciaran Lavery was a Folk & Tumble favourite and now Ryan Vail is back with the wonderful single 'Wounds'.

You Blew It – Amanda St John


4th December 2015

Speakeasy Polka – The Sandrunners


25th September 2015

A brand new single from The Sandrunners. However, while the tune is new, the themes and styles hark back to bygone days of smoke filled bars and Bogart films.

Leave All Your Troubles With Me – Meb Jon Sol


22nd September 2014

Omagh man Meb Jon Sol, sets sail with a new single, the second from his upcoming album 'Southpaw Niños' and Folk and Tumble's Julie gives us her thoughts.

Gentleman – Isobel Anderson


18th September 2013

Isobel Anderson releases the single 'Gentleman' at Culture Night on Friday 20th September 2013 in advance of her 2013 album 'In My Garden'.