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Our Blood Is Red – Luke James Williams.

Our Blood Is Red – Luke James Williams.

It’s great to get an album which is eclectic in both  influence and execution. With  ‘Our Blood Is Red,’ Luke James Williams has delivered one very attractive effort. To label him as a singer songwriter is way off the mark, you get images of guys...
Return Of The Crop!

Return Of The Crop!

After a two-year hiatus, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention returns with a fantastic line-up (see below). The roster includes host band Fairport Convention, singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, Trevor Horn Band, Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited, the legendary Clannad, and...
Making Progress.

Making Progress.

Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran….Adele? Making your audience think, ” we’re not afraid to twist the knife.”  Simon Jones talks effective song writing with the good people of Milton Hide. Sunday night, just gone 8pm, over half way through my weekly two...
Echo. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita.

Echo. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita.

It’s summer, the weather’s getting warmer, warm enough perhaps for a spot of al fresco dining. Of course you’ll want some music the kind that’ll remind you about times like these when matters turn colder, yet will make the perfect soundtrack...
Andy Irvine, Paul Brady. Special Edition.

Andy Irvine, Paul Brady. Special Edition.

Certain albums come to define and represent a genre of music with a reputation and impact which never fades. Here’s one, recorded back at the back end of the long hot summer of 1976 at Rockfield studios in rural Wales by a cast of characters who reset the sound...