Music / Awake Arise a Christmas Show for our Times 2020

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In an unmissable collaboration, five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists bring you Awake Arise – A Christmas Show For Our Times; celebrating the riches of our varied winter traditions and reflecting upon the hope and resilience in music and song that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season. Award… Read more »

Music / Living On Mercy – Dan Penn

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The name of Dan Penn may not be familiar to you but nonetheless many of his often co-written songs will be recognisable. ‘The Dark End Of The Street’ by James Carr, ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’ by Aretha Franklin and ‘Cry Like A Baby’ by The Box Tops come to mind. As you’ll recognise,… Read more »

Music / The Show Must Go On – Mànran’s 10th Anniversary Concert

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Scots trad-rock band Mànran will celebrate their 10th anniversary year with their most extravagant show to date. Streamed from Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom, the show will be aired live on Saturday 14th November 2020. Their first performance in over 8 months, the band will celebrate their decade milestone with an exciting set list packed full of… Read more »

Music / New Album Release from the Ewan Macintyre Band

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Since his emigration to Canada in 2014, Ex-lead singer/ songwriter of award winning Edinburgh Bluegrass band The Southern Tenant Folk Union, and Scottish soul man Ewan Macintyre has been developing his own individual transatlantic roots style. Having produced two albums in Montreal, his latest venture Dream on Sally features a core group of musician; Quebec… Read more »

Music / New album from The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc set for release this November

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Bonfrost is the much-anticipated new album from the progressive and vibrant trio The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. Comprising of three master fiddler players from three of the richest fiddling traditions in the world, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc will release their third album on Friday 20th November. All hailing from distinct Nordic countries or regions, the fiddle… Read more »

Music / Ewan McLennan to Release Single from Upcoming Knockengorroch Lockdown Album

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Scottish folk musician and singer songwriter Ewan McLennan has announced the release of a new single, Roll On, written about and especially for Knockengorroch Festival. The acoustic track will feature as part of ‘Sounds Like Knockengorroch’,  a lockdown album paying tribute to the unique festival normally held in the beautifully secluded Carsphairn hills in south west… Read more »

Music / New Music from State Of The Union ahead of album in 2021

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Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams as State of the Union, create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere with two guitars and two voices. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The two formed their collaboration in 2011 and created two albums in rapid succession, State of the Union and Snake Oil. Subsequent tours took… Read more »

Music / Faustus in the Fall – Sunday evening concerts with Saul, Benji and Paul

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For the very first time, Faustus will present their three albums performed in full from top to bottom. This special series of three concerts delivered via Zoom will be hosted live by Benji, Paul and Saul from their homes. The band will share exclusive pre-recorded performances of each complete album (recorded this month at The… Read more »

Music / Wardruna release Kvitravn album title track video

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Wardruna were all set to release their latest album a few months back, then a global pandemic struck and the postponed the release to January 22nd. At the time that seemed like a massive delay and surely the global pandemic thing would be well over by then? Maybe Einar Selvik consulted the Runic Oracle because… Read more »