Music / Long Awaited Day of Live Music at Folk in the Fall 2020

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Folk In The Fall offers a long-awaited day of live music on 28 November 2020 featuring some of the UK’s most acclaimed musicians, celebrating the ongoing partnership between Alan Bearman Music and Kings Place. In troubled times for the live music sector, Kings Place is pleased to be able to open its doors again and offer performances in a safe environment… Read more »

Music / Keep ’em On They Toes – Brent Cobb

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Brent Cobb

Brent Cobb grabbed the attention of country flavoured music fans with his major label solo debut, ‘Shine On Rainy Day’. Having been largely known as a songwriter, he further established his solo career with ‘Providence Canyon’ which had him reminiscing on his experiences in the south of the US. Truth be told, this was a… Read more »

Music / We Fly Free – When Rivers Meet

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Husband and wife Aaron and Grace Bond launched in 2019 and having released a couple of EP’s to critical acclaim have been gaining a solid fan base with their slide driven approach to rock and blues that covers all the bases. Snatches of Zeppelin, Juicy Lucy and Creedence Clearwater Revival with a dash of traditional… Read more »

Music / Martin Simpson – New album ‘Home Recordings’ out Nov 13

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 Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one.  But the lockdown put paid to all that.  Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining.  And what a silver lining it is.  Unable to play to audiences (Martin can average over 100 gigs a year) or go into a recording studio, the… Read more »

Music / The Living Mountain – Jenny Sturgeon

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The natural world has always been an inspiration for artists of all kinds with musicians being no exception to this. Indeed, with our planet’s environment under existential threat, there has been something of a flurry of interest in nature with collaborative formats of presentation including theatre, writing, film, painting and, inevitably, music. For example, check… Read more »

Music / Half Alive – New Single from The Little Unsaid

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The Little Unsaid began life when West-Yorkshire born producer and songwriter John Elliott started recording music in his garage with an old PC and a £5 microphone. In the years that followed he has toured the UK and Europe extensively, performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, and received regular radio play from the likes of Guy… Read more »

Music / Between A Breath And A Breath – Judy Dyble & David Longden

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Dyble Longdon

The fact may be ironic but Judy Dyble’s final album is also her most accessible. Her tragic passing during the summer makes ‘Between A Breath & A Breath,’ all the more poignant. Her association with David Longden dates back to 2015 when she first heard him sing with Big Big Train, promptly the seeds of… Read more »

Music / Shiny Things, The Magpie Arc bring back sunnier times

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Magpie Arc

Just when you were thinking these strange times had wiped out all the decent things about music, along come a band to flip your wig. The Magpie Arc are exactly what’s needed to bring back sunnier days. Simon Jones checks out their fine feathers. “Alex is the biggest English music fan in Scotland! He and… Read more »

Music / Official Charts Company launch the Official Folk Albums Chart

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In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart.  Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020 The monthly chart is compiled using physical and digital album sales, downloads and streams,… Read more »

Music / Ross Ainslie to Release Fourth Solo Album named after Retreat

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Vana the fourth solo album from multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie is out on Friday 30th October 2020, named after a wellness retreat in India that Ross visited last year. Drawing inspiration from the peace and recharging energy of his visit, Ross set to work writing and arranging this new body of work. Ross wanted the music on the album… Read more »