Music / The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff – The Young’uns

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If you were lucky enough to see the first tour of ‘The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff’, it will be no surprise to find that The Young’uns have packaged up the show into a new release. Mind you, the word ‘release’ doesn’t do its lavish packaging justice as you’ll find the music comes complete with a… Read more »

Music / Ward & Parker announce new video and album campaign

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Duo Ward and Parker have announced a preorder campaign of their debut album “One”. Due for release on March 23rd, the band are very excited to be bringing this album into the world and would love your involvement in its release. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ward-parker-debut-album-one#/ They have also released a new video for new song ‘Feels so right’…. Read more »

Music / Topette announce Spring Tour dates 2019

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Anglo-French acoustic five-piece, Topette!! return to the UK for a spring tour in April / May 2019. This band is a must see, for anyone interested in traditional European dance music, for folk fans, French dancers and discerning listeners alike. The band’s debut album, C’est le Pompon… was well received across the continent, and they… Read more »

Music / Ninebarrow tour to coincide with release of book ”Ninebarrow Dorset”

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Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering… Read more »

Music / An Introduction To The Oldham Tinkers – The Oldham Tinkers

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Topic Records has provided a home for the recordings of many leading folk artists over the years. So, they’re perfectly positioned to be releasing a series of keenly priced introductions to musicians like Martin Carthy, June Tabor and Martin Simpson. Many of these artists with long established careers that you might think have no need… Read more »

Music / Katie Doherty & The Navigators – “And Then” – Jan 25th

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Hailing from Teesside and based in Newcastle for a long time until she was swept off her feet and up a hill in County Durham by her sheep farming husband, Katie Doherty is an award-winning songwriter. Recently, she has been best-known for her work with theatre, having composed the score for the Award Winning rural… Read more »

Music / Drive Train – The Dodge Brothers

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The Dodge Brothers return with a high-octane follow up to The Sun Set. They really are firing on all cylinders as they take us on a ride into the searing sunset of the mythical American Dream. OK, no more train/car/engine puns or references, but it’s hard not to… Drive Train is an unashamed celebration of… Read more »

Music / Lau new album ‘Midnight and Closedown’ and 2018/19 tour dates

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Lau return with their new album, Midnight and Closedown, produced by John Parish, released February 8th 2019 on Reveal Records. Already acknowledged as thrilling live performers and folk music pioneers, Lau arrive at a new creative peak with Midnight and Closedown. The band’s 12-year recording career is resplendent with unexpected collaborations, accolades and innovative ideas…. Read more »

Music / The Henry Girls to play Hammersmith Irish Centre

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Rooted in the heart of Ireland, The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co.Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour. Over the last number of years they have become one of the finest Irish exponents of folk/roots music. Their shimmering harmonies and delicate… Read more »

Music / Songs Of The Plains – Colter Wall

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Those who picked up on Colter Wall from previous recordings such as his ‘Imaginary Appalachia’ EP may have assumed that he has American roots. As ‘Songs Of The Plains’ lands with us, it makes clear that he’s a fully paid up native of the prairie province of Saskatchewan in western Canada. Its music draws upon… Read more »