folk

Redrails [Album]

Challenging, Redrails most certainly is. Rewarding, in equal measure. Intriguing, and destined to be the source of many hours spent, headphones on, grasping to find the mental setting in which it all...

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Rupert Stroud [Single]

Putting in the miles, sofabeds and service-station all-day breakfasts, Rupert Stroud has been touring hard in the UK all summer. All grist to the mill, and meaning that when 'Twisted Games' and 'No...

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Listener [Live]

Performing a set covering both old and newer material, Listener create an electric, vacuous atmosphere of mystification and strike the crowd near-dumb. The usual glazed, blank looks at the back of...

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Green Man [Festival]

What with hugging around the Green Man and reading people’s wishes on little mailing labels around the tree, this has been a pleasant valley, bucolic, neo-druidic experience. Thoughts of love, to...

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Declan Sinnott: I Love the Noise it Makes

Adult Acoustic. A domain legendarily populated by the troubled, drunk, sex mad, violent and jail-prone stereotypes that rarely trouble the charts, but in Declan Sinnott they might be given a...

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Loitered Lens: Drunken Balordi [Photos]

'The night started with what appeared to be an Irish folk band taking the stage – Drunken Balordi comprised a singer/acoustic guitarist wearing an Irish pub t-shirt, bass guitarist, violinist,...

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Electric Eden [Album Review]

Electric Eden has surprises in store for folk enthusiasts, however would not intimidate any listeners wanting to dip their toes into the water. ...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2012

As I helped what could only be someone’s Gran onto a chair so she could get a better view and was hugged by a crazed hippy forcing me to eat some one of her love heart sweets, I could only think...

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Tickets on Sale for Cambridge Folk Festival 2013

The eternal wheel just keeps turning. For some that may mean the hopes of transcendence to a higher plane of existence once they have parted this brief life. For others less hopeful, it is the grim...

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Hannah Cohen: Child Bride

Hannah Cohen’s debut album Child Bride seems a fitting April/May release for those of us that are struggling through transition of the awkward weather and mishaps of general life, but should you...

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Latitude Festival – Update! New Acts and Events

the welcoming daisy-adorned gates will open for the 6th edition of the magical and fantastical Latitude Festival....

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The Cave Singers – No Witch

A lot of this album rides on close vocal harmonies - but don't expect sweetness and light from the Cave Singers, No Witch...

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Benoit Pioulard – Lasted

The shimmering delight of Lasted by Seattle émigré Benoit Pioulard AKA Thomas Meluch is a massively inspired vehicle of brilliance. A gushing Trebuchet review. ...

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