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The Quiet One.

The Quiet One.

Gerry Conway left us on March 29th after a lifetime of keeping rhythmn with a list of classic folk rock bands. Simon Jones pays due tribute.  It is...

The Rock In Folk.

The Rock In Folk.

" His passing has left the folk world so much poorer. He will be missed by all who knew him." Maddy Prior Facebook post. Bob Johnson recalled by...

Video: Ward Knútur Townes ‘Seasons’

Video: Ward Knútur Townes ‘Seasons’

In Ward Knútur Townes, popular Derbyshire-based performer Lucy Ward returns with this, her first major album in five years, joining forces with...

A Man’s A Man For A’ That.

A Man’s A Man For A’ That.

The voice of Runrig's later years, Bruce Guthro, left us early in September. Simon Jones remembers and pays due homage.   It's 1997 and...

Tales From The River Bank.

Tales From The River Bank.

What we did on our Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Expecting much from this year’s Cropredy capers,Simon Jones ventures forth to the Oxfordshire...

The Last Waltz.

The Last Waltz.

ROBBIE ROBERTSON of THE BAND passed away this week at the age of 80. Lyndon Noon pays tribute to a roots rock icon.  Succumbing to a long period of...

Anglian Electro.

Anglian Electro.

Fancy a bit of digital digging?  Simon Jones explores the forgotten Birdloom recording an experimental piece of dark Anglicana and electronics which...

The Long Run : New Perspective.

The Long Run : New Perspective.

When you're credited with being the instigator of electric folk then it's hard to shake the attendant reputation, the legend's fine but what do you...

Rab Noakes. Always Smiling.

Rab Noakes. Always Smiling.

Rab Noakes who died earlier this month was an artist with distinct phases to his life.  As a singer/songwriter he never got due attention yet...

A Man Of Words and Worth.

A Man Of Words and Worth.

Colin Irwin, Britain's premier folk writer passed away on November 3rd, Simon Jones remembers the man his work, influence and achievements.  Every...

A Weekend In The Country.

A Weekend In The Country.

In a quiet corner of north Oxfordshire each August there is a strange, unique ritual which occupies an entire village with curious practices,...

Farewell Sandy.

Farewell Sandy.

William 'Sandy' Roberton was in many ways an unacknowledged pioneer, Simon Jones remembers and tips his hat to his legacy.  Never given full credit...

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