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 »

Music / No One Knows That You’re Lost – Tina Refsnes

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Music which uses space and quiet with effective charm is hard to create but Tina Refsnes has done just that, creating as assured a debut as you’ll hear in a month of Sundays.  From Oslo by way of Liverpool, Tina’s is an album to ironically, lose yourself in, the core sounds are simple guitar lines,… Read more »

Music / 22 Strings – Seckou Keita

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Following the rewards of gentle boundary pushing with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch was never going to be easy, but then Seckou Keita is a man who never considers the obvious. You might have expected him to try something equally inventive but instead he’s gone back to his Senegalese roots, intending to explore the possibilities of… Read more »

Music / Turin Brakes first track from new album

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Turin Brakes release a brand new track Keep Me Around.  A lusciously upbeat, string laden, ear-catching tune, the song is taken from the band’s new album Lost Property which is released on January 29th. The band also have a 21 date UK tour lined up for January, February and March 2016 that kicks off at Celtic… Read more »

Music / Apple of my Eye – new video and forthcoming album

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Apple of my Eye were nominated for a Spiral Award for ‘Seven Tides’ earlier this year, we like them a lot and are very pleased to hear that they have recorded a third album and the band are currently in the process of mastering & gathering artwork for it’s release next year. In the meantime they… Read more »

Music / Live Review – Show Of Hands, The Forum, Bath

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There can be few acts in any genre that would opt to open a concert with a song that their audience had never heard them perform. Yet this is precisely what Show of Hands did on Thursday evening amidst the art deco opulence of the Forum; then proceeded to showcase a succession of beguiling new… Read more »

Music / Jamie Smith’s Mabon Interview

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Does the prospect of a new album and tour set you itching to get out there and share the new material? Absolutely! We’re always keen to play, but in this case there’s an added excitement, as a lot of the material is brand new for us as well as or audiences. So our tour gigs… Read more »

Music / Jenny Does Burn – Mairi Orr

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Mairi Orr connects both sides of the Atlantic on her debut full length album. The Scottish Folk and American Bluegrass traditions are the cornerstones, yet what makes the album richer is Orr’s gathering of other connected styles. The first three tracks offer a whirlwind journey through these influences; from the sombre and atmospheric ‘The Drover’,… Read more »