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Album review: Allan Yn Y Fan “NEWiD”

September 20, 2016

Combining a mix of original compositions and their arrangements of traditional music and song, NEWiD is as fine a showcase as you’ll find of their unique vision of “Celtic music for the 21st century” and is sure to become a firm favourite of long-term fans and newcomers alike.

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Album review: Kaia Kater “Nine Pin”

September 2, 2016

Nine Pin is a stunning album of understated clarity and insight, effortlessly bridging the past and the present to create a blueprint for the future.

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Album review: Sera “Little Girl”

August 20, 2016

SERA has an impressive ability to weave together strands from different genres to create songs which allow her individuality to shine through. Little Girl looks set to reach a wide audience and bring Sera the commercial success she so richly deserves.

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Album review: The Changing Room “Picking Up The Pieces”

August 2, 2016

The musical collaboration of Tanya Brittain and Sam Kelly digs ever deeper into the culture, heritage and traditions of Cornwall – a fresh and compelling display of creative symbiosis, suffused with a wild beauty and offering tantalising insights into the proud heart and soul of this ancient Celtic nation.

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Album review: Anthony Joseph “Caribbean Roots”

July 14, 2016

Anthony Joseph – the poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as “the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain” – returns with his sixth album, Caribbean Roots, whose 11 tracks present a fearless and thoughtful exploration of his Trinadadian roots and his own Caribbean identity.

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Album review: Neil Young + Promise of the Real “EARTH”

July 6, 2016

With a poignant reminder that it’s not only the future of humanity that’s at risk, Neil Young delivers fiery, apocalyptic visions, tempered with hope for a better world. Some people want to hear songs of love, some want to hear about “the corporations hijacking all your rights”: either way, Earth has everything you need.

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Album review: Imarhan “Imarhan”

June 23, 2016

Imarhan’s debut presents the band’s musical vision with a clarity and dynamism that makes it a compelling and essential listen, as well as a unique snapshot of the leading edge of contemporary assouf music.

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Album review: Genevieve and The Wild Sundays “Fine Line”

June 13, 2016

A self-assured and stylish collection of very listenable contemporary folk-roots songs, ‘Fine Line’ has all the necessary ingredients to become a big crossover success without compromising the band’s musical vision.

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Album review: Plu “Tir A Golau”

June 6, 2016

Plu have created something very special with this understated gem of a record; it’s a compelling album from start to finish, which reaffirms their richly deserved place in the forefront of the vibrant and flourishing Welsh folk music scene.

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Album review: Oysterband “This House Will Stand: The Best of Oysterband 1998-2015”

May 27, 2016

‘This House Will Stand: The Best of Oysterband 1998-2015’ is a comprehensive and essential overview of one of the folk scene’s finest bands and is recommended to established fans and newcomers alike.

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