Music / STOCKTON-ON-TEES FOLK HEROES THE YOUNG’UNS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE UK TOUR FOR SPRING 2018

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Stockton-On-Tees’ THE YOUNG’UNS were once again the big story of the evening as the nominees for 2018’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were being announced at the beginning of this month. The Co. Durham band, and Spiral Award winners, who recently released acclaimed brand new album ‘Strangers’ are actually already previous winners of two coveted… Read more »

Music / RIOTOUS FOLK PUNK OUTFIT SKINNY LISTER, RELEASE NEW SINGLE: ‘THING LIKE THAT’

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London-based folk punks SKINNY LISTER are proud to announce a brand new single ‘Thing Like That’, a politically charged track taken from their recently released double-album version of their third critically acclaimed full-length, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight. The track is a response to recent political events in both the UK and US,… Read more »

Music / Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá

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After the success of their previous collaboration Skuggsjá; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled Hugsjá. The word ‘Hugsjá’ means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one’s mind has the potential to see further than the eyes… Read more »

Music / Roving Crows to hit the road at the end of February

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Spiral favourites, The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Now in their ninth year, the evolving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant,… Read more »

Music / Jamie Smith’s MABON – The twenty year countdown begins…

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With Jamie Smith’s MABON collecting their 20th anniversary rosettes in 2019, the band is gearing up for some busy months of celebration ahead. The fun starts with a number of shows across the UK this spring and summer, which will be recorded to make JSM’s new live album ‘The Twenty Year Gig’, to be released… Read more »

Music / Gwyneth Glyn – Tro

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Sometimes an album happens along which takes its time in persuading you of its charms and subtleties, there is nothing up front or anything which hits you smack between the eyes, rather its warmth washes over you in waves. In the end you wonder why the allure avoided you on initial hearing. Such a creation… Read more »

Music / FAUSTUS March Tour 2018

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Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweasel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and… Read more »