Music / Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Tenth Anniversary Tour

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“We have a lot to be thankful for when considering Ralph Vaughan Williams’ editing of the English Hymnal and his spreading of all those wonderful tunes throughout the land. The same applies to the ground-breaking work produced by Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Shirley and Dolly Collins and Bellowhead, each and every one them, like Vaughan… Read more »

Music / Starlight EP – Eddi Reader

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This new EP from Eddi Reader contains five songs from the ‘Cavalier sessions’, three are unreleased, scarecrow Song, No Reply Dot Com and Build High, Build Wide (In Contempt), along with Starlight and My Favourite Dress that featured as a double A side single release from the Cavalier Album. If you liked Cavalier then you… Read more »

Music / Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds tour dates

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Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds are releasing their new album ‘Singing It All Back Home – Appalachian  Ballads of English and Scottish Origin’ in may and have these tour dates lines up. Don’t miss them , they really are something special www.naomibedford.com

Music / Vision & Revision – 80 years of Topic records

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Blimey, doesn’t seem ten minutes since Topic’s 70th anniversary! They celebrated that with the delightful ‘Three Score and Ten’ boxset, now they have hit their octogenarian phase they’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate. 2019 will see a raft of reissues and new releases, this one in particular, Vision & Revision, is a brilliant… Read more »

Music / Thea Gilmore new album out 17th May plus UK Tour dates.

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Since recording her debut album “Burning Dorothy” as a 17 year old back in the mid 90s, Thea Gilmore has carved out and sustained a unique presence in UK music.  Her 2001 album “Rules For Jokers” made Mojo’s “Best Of The Year” lists and saw her quickly feted by BBC Radio 2 as a major… Read more »

Music / Mike Vass, new album ‘Save His Calm’ and gig dates

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Mike Vass releases his first album of self-penned songs on 5 April, a follow up to ‘In the Wake of Neil Gunn’. An evolution into a songwiter seems natural for this gifted composer. Fine fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Mike was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards. Dubbed ‘one of the… Read more »

Music / Jimmy and Sid ’emerge from hibernation’ for spring tour dates.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim. “To be a great folk singer, you have to be a… Read more »

Music / Strangers In The Room – Various Artists

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Like an army of foraging ants, those music lovers at Grapefruit Records are building up a collection of box sets that have become a ‘go to’ resource for anyone interested in folk music’s development in the 1960s and 70s. First, there was ‘Dust On The Nettles’ which compiled what was accurately sub-titled ‘A Journey Through… Read more »

Music / Have a listen to Jamie Freeman’s new single ‘All In The Name’

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Jamie Freeman has announced a new album ‘Dreams About Falling’ released on May 17th via the Union Music Label. Check out the video to the first single ‘All In The Name’… “Dreams About Falling alludes to the fine line between flying and falling, succeeding or failing. Some of the songs are about childhood or upbringing, how… Read more »

Music / Topic Records 80th Anniversary

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“I’ve been buying and scrounging Topic Records since 1954. It feels like Topic has always been there, quietly doing good work. Like a backbone.” – John Peel, 1999. With its origins in the Workers’ Music Association, through the mid-20th century folk revival to the present day, Topic Records has established itself as not only the… Read more »