Music / Ear Worms – Duke Robillard

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A two time Grammy nominee, a career spanning 50 or so years, Duke is a master of the blues, but as this trawl through his back pages displays he is a multi-faceted player who can traverse many styles. No surprise really for a guy who has recorded with the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits… Read more »

Music / Southern Avenue – Keep On

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After the rapturous reception that was afforded their 2017 debut we are treated to another helping of southern fried soul by this young quintet from Memphis. Here the band continue their journey through the past recalling the heady days of the Stax label with a fusion of soul, blues and R & B that may… Read more »

Music / Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders – The Past Came Calling

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Fifth album from this LA based combo who fall somewhere between Chuck Berry and the Ramones this is rock’n’roll meant to be experienced in a hot sweaty club with a beer in hand. You kinda know what to expect from these guys from the get go. The US punk scene spawned a host of bands… Read more »

Music / Grace Morrison – Reasons

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Grace Morrison began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Mollard (of the band Badfinger) became a regular on the USA festival circuit. She has won many awards and nominations and the Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol. This new release ‘Reasons’… Read more »

Music / Granny’s Attic’s celebrate 10 years with Wheels of the World

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GRANNY’S ATTIC may be the only folk band to celebrate 10 years of playing together before they are even in their mid-twenties. And with their third album, WHEELS OF THE WORLD, this extraordinary trio of young trad folk disciples – Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne (Anglo Concertina/Melodeon/Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar/Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Violin/Vocals) – are launching… Read more »

Music / Miranda Sykes 2019 ‘Behind the Wall’ Solo UK Tour

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Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: One… Read more »

Music / Amy Montgomery Interview

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Thanks for talking to us Amy! You and the band caused quite a stir at the Cambridge Folk Fest, are you used to getting such a positive reaction from audiences the first time people hear your music? Cambridge Folk Fest was a truly incredible experience for me. Everyone there really seemed to love what I… Read more »

Music / The Lost Words: Spell Songs – Various Artists

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In 2017 Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; wrote & illustrated a book of poems called ‘ The Lost Words’ aiming to reinstate words associated with nature such as acorn, conker and kingfisher that had been dropped and replaced by attachment, broadband and pixel in the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Now the album which brings together… Read more »

Music / Gary Innes to release new charity single for Women’s Shinty

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Highland born accordionist, broadcaster and ex Scotland international Shinty player Gary Innes will release a brand-new charity single to raise funds for women’s Shinty. Feel the Power will be released on Friday 6th September, the day before The Mowi Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final – the blue ribbon event for women’s shinty that will be… Read more »

Music / Benji and the Excess Debut Album and Tour

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Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman band, Benji Kirkpatrick was making plans and writing material for his own project, which takes the form of The Excess.  A trio: comprising of fellow Bellowhead band mate, Pete Flood on drums with Pete Thomas(Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates) on bass. With… Read more »