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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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Album review: Chris T-T “9 Green Songs”

May 26, 2016

By turns sardonic, polemical, articulate, funny and vulnerable, ‘9 Green Songs’ is an exhilarating white-knuckle ride through the technicolour daydreams and feverish nightmares that inform the worldview of one Britain’s most singular creative people.

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Album review: Lowri Evans “Everyone is from somewhere else”

May 17, 2016

An assured and beautifully realised collection of songs which will undoubtedly appeal to existing fans and newcomers alike and has all the makings of being a significant and well-deserved crossover success.

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Album review: Stanley Brinks and The Kaniks “Turtle Dove”

May 13, 2016

Along with his collaborators, The Kaniks, Stanley Brinks has made yet another glorious album which celebrates the individuality of us all at the same time as it reminds us we’re not all that different, really, under the skin.

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Album review: Sandy Denny “I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn: The Acoustic Sandy Denny”

April 25, 2016

This is a compilation that will be welcomed by anyone who’s ever thought, to quote Linda Thompson, “I so wish she had recorded a solo album”. Bringing together some of the best material available from such a wide range of sources, it presents Sandy Denny’s towering legacy in a way which is both respectful yet revealing.

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Album review: Gill Sandell “Songs Of Our Years”

April 20, 2016

An understated gem from Gill Sandell whose quiet introspection is tempered with an abiding optimism; it’s a rare blend and something to be treasured.

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Album review: Julie Murphy “Every bird that flies”

April 14, 2016

‘Every Bird That Flies’ exists in a liminal space, at the edges of music, art, social comment, beyond categories – but one thing is sure: when all’s said and done, you really should hear this record for yourself.

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Album review: 9Bach “Anian”

April 12, 2016

Reflective but accessible, thoughtful yet soulful, Anian is an altogether stunning and engrossing album of depth and diversity which touches the listener’s head, heart and soul.

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Album review: Ninebarrow “Releasing the Leaves”

March 25, 2016

This is a fine follow-up to Ninebarrow’s debut, the songs contain a wealth of detail and richness, showcasing their stunning harmony singing. An intricately woven display of light and shade which is sure to become a firm favourite of every folk music fan, and deservedly so.

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