Music / Eleanor McEvoy’s collaboration with artist Chris Gollon

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Eleanor McEvoy releases her new album ‘Naked Music‘ on Friday, 5th February 2016, and features album artwork by the artist Chris Gollon. The pairs collaboration is much more than just cover art however, Eleanor was, at the time they first met, finishing some recording where she was “studio-performing”, playing hers and others’ songs as she… Read more »

Music / New live video from Bella Hardy & Spring tour

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Bella Hardy has released a live video, ‘Time Wanders On’, from last year’s With The Dawn album, recorded with her band at Gloworm Studio by film maker Daniel Warren. In Spring 2016, Bella heads out for a selection of very special, final, With The Dawn shows, starting in March with a run of scaled back performances as a… Read more »

Music / David Bowie 1947 – 2016

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David Bowie has left us, and you can feel the shockwaves going around the world. So many people have been touched by his music, so many influenced by it and so many have just discovered it with his latest releases. His musical career and influence was on a stratospheric level, a fearless and eclectic artist… Read more »

Music / Michael Chapman at 75, classic album reissues

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Michael Chapman is 75 on 24 January 2016, the guitarist and songwriter came to the fore in the folk revival of the late 60’s and has pursued his own groove that pulled in many genres whilst remaining entirely his own. His classic Harvest records from the 70’s reissued by Light In the Attic, and he’s… Read more »

Music / Show of Hands take ‘The Long Way Home’ as they return to their roots

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More than two decades on the road. 25 album releases. 2 Honorary Doctorates, 3 BBC Folk Awards, 4 Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. Tours in 14 countries from America to Australia. Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of the leading forces in British folk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are respectively recognised as one of… Read more »

Music / Ewan Mclennan song in aid of Doctors Without Borders

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Ewan McLennan is releasing ‘Lampedusa‘ in conjunction with Doctors Without Borders, who are rescuing migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. All the money raised from the download of this track will go direct to them. ‘For years I’ve sung traditional songs of emigration, thinking them some of the most powerful ballads I’ve ever come across. These songs… Read more »

Music / The Aviators’ Ball – Matt Owens

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Manchester composer, producer cum bass player Matt Owens is anything but ordinary. This debut wears several references plainly on its sleeve yet hints at far more in the background. If you like a spot of stylistic chopping and changing then this’ll be right up your street. The cover image of a 1920s afternoon soiree on… Read more »

Music / The Young ‘Uns ‘Three For All’ tour dates 2016

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Voted ‘Best Group’ at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Young’uns have fast become one of the foremost groups on the UK folk scene. Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling… Read more »

Music / Winter fundraiser single for Shelter

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Award-winning contemporary folk duo Gilmore & Roberts release their new fundraiser single ‘Every Midnight Mile’ on December 3rd, with all proceeds going to the homelessness charity Shelter. Previously unreleased, ‘Every Midnight Mile’ conjures up the comfort and security of a warm fireside in winter and features guest vocals from Folk Award winner Lucy Ward and… Read more »

Music / The East Pointers on the road in the UK

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Catch this hot Canadian trio right now on tour in the UK, dates below. Folk Music isn’t always old, even when it sounds like something lifted straight from a vintage ceilidh. For proof, witness The East Pointers, and Secret Victory, an adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster of a debut album by a stylist trio from Prince… Read more »