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

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apple of my eye

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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JS Mabon

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 »

Music / Gretchen Peters Interview

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Gretchen Peters blackbirds

Gretchen Peters recently released ‘Blackbirds’, which is widely perceived as one of her best albums to date. We interviewed Gretchen on her recent UK tour and you can see her at Cambridge Folk Festival 2015. I began by asking about the way the new album questions a lot of the things we face as we… Read more »

Music / Areas of High Traffic – Damien O’Kane

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areas of high traffic

Areas of High Traffic is the follow up to Damien’s 2010 album Summer Hill. This album sees Damien tackling some of the most popular and iconic trad Irish songs. Simply put, many of these iconic songs are so over done that O’Kane has avoided them for years, yet his love for them has drawn him… Read more »

Music / I Dreamt I Was A Bird – Lucy Ward

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lucy ward

With ‘I Dreamt I Was A Bird’ the evolution of Lucy Ward continues, she has a resolute refusal to play it safe, discovering new things she can do with her voice and pushing the boundaries of her own songwriting. With this album Lucy bares her soul and tears into many of the demons she sees… Read more »

Music / Watershed – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

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henry martin

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin had a huge debut with ‘Mynd’ so expectations are high for their follow up. If you have seen them live over the past year or so you will know their repertoire goes far beyond the songs on Mynd, festival appearances in particular have featured the virtuoso techniques that Phillip applies… Read more »

Music / Mountain Meeting – Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson

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bridget and leif

Mountain Meeting is indeed a good name, within Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson’s music is a sense of massive space underscored with a level of detail that focuses ones attention ever deeper. Their debut album consists of eleven tracks that are their interpretations of traditional tunes along with their own compositions. Marsden’s violin playing is… Read more »