Music / Between A Breath And A Breath – Judy Dyble & David Longden

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Dyble Longdon

The fact may be ironic but Judy Dyble’s final album is also her most accessible. Her tragic passing during the summer makes ‘Between A Breath & A Breath,’ all the more poignant. Her association with David Longden dates back to 2015 when she first heard him sing with Big Big Train, promptly the seeds of… Read more »

Music / Shiny Things, The Magpie Arc bring back sunnier times

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Magpie Arc

Just when you were thinking these strange times had wiped out all the decent things about music, along come a band to flip your wig. The Magpie Arc are exactly what’s needed to bring back sunnier days. Simon Jones checks out their fine feathers. “Alex is the biggest English music fan in Scotland! He and… Read more »

Music / Official Charts Company launch the Official Folk Albums Chart

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In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart.  Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020 The monthly chart is compiled using physical and digital album sales, downloads and streams,… Read more »

Music / Ross Ainslie to Release Fourth Solo Album named after Retreat

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Vana the fourth solo album from multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie is out on Friday 30th October 2020, named after a wellness retreat in India that Ross visited last year. Drawing inspiration from the peace and recharging energy of his visit, Ross set to work writing and arranging this new body of work. Ross wanted the music on the album… Read more »

Music / New Album from O’Hooley & Tidow ‘Live At St Georges’

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It has been 10 years since Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow began writing songs and singing together as O’Hooley & Tidow. And what a decade! This album; recorded live just before lockdown at the beautiful St George’s Bristol, showcases a clutch of songs that tell stories about something or someone that has affected the duo… Read more »

Music / Jessie Buckley and her Band Jessie & The Leonards Release Powerful Video for Frontline Workers

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Performed by the BAFTA-nominated actor and singer Jessie Buckley and her band ‘Jessie and The Leonards’, written by Kate St John and Neill MacColl and featuring Hannah Grace Deller, the song is a powerful representation of life on the NHS frontline. Inspired by Hannah’s photographs of life as a frontline nurse during the Covid-19 crisis,… Read more »

Music / TREES, From The Heartwood

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trees best of

Trees- and we’re not talking forests or ornamental gardens here – were right in there at the dawn of folk rock, signed swiftly to CBS what set them apart from your Steelanglefotheringport slipstream was a repertoire which whilst based in folk material took things out to the limits by drenching their creations in psychedelic guitars… Read more »

Music / New Rory Gallagher best of collection due

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Rory Gallagher best of

Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums “Blues” (2019) and the three-week running No.1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart “Check Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77” (2020), comes a new and comprehensive compilation is out on 9th of October, that includes Rory’s most iconic songs compiled from across his recording… Read more »

Music / The Best of Rory Gallagher

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rory gallagher

Like many of his generation Rory Gallagher was influenced musically by the skiffle boom of the late 1950’s led by Lonnie Donegan and then the early American rockers who followed like Eddie Cochran and Chuck Berry. However the essence of Gallagher’s music was distilled from a much older vintage. Unlike many of his peers the… Read more »

Music / Wrackline – Fay Hield

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fay hield

She’s never been one for doing anything straight forward and with ‘Wrackline,’ Fay Heild twists and turns her musical identity once more. The cover gives you a glimpse into what the album’s about, a selection of wild and arcane songs which centre on the supernatural and animalistic aspects of the tradition some culled straight from… Read more »