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Time Span.

Time Span.

Technically 50 years old back in late 2019, celebrations had to be put on the back burner until that pesky Covid was largely dealt with. However...

When Spriguns Come In.

When Spriguns Come In.

Four and a half decades on albums of Spriguns and Mandy Morton have become cult favourites and hot items amongst the rarest record collecting...

Brighter Days Ahead?

Brighter Days Ahead?

The history of British musicians finding their own voice and reflecting their own back yard in a contemporary manner is a fraught one. Few have done...

All Our Back Pages.

All Our Back Pages.

  Merry Hell. Lost Songs. The Brindley Theatre. Runcorn. Once they had another life entirely. Merry Hell, Wigan’s Chosen Few, were altogether...

Family Credit.

Family Credit.

Occasionally an album comes along which makes more of an impact than was realised at the time of release, somehow it’s more than the sum of its...

The Show Will Go On.

The Show Will Go On.

As the folk world slowly opens to a musical landscape constantly shifting and coming to terms with the limitations of a continuing pandemic, amidst...

Greg Hancock – His Sure Fingers

Greg Hancock – His Sure Fingers

Comparisons with Al Stewart, John Martyn and a whole host of other acoustic troubadours along with a rave review for his latest recording,...

Earworms For The Thinking Generation

Earworms For The Thinking Generation

With current circumstances you’d think that we’d be awash with decent social commentary and bands who’d want us all to think before we act. Merry...

Robert Jon: Wreckless!

Robert Jon: Wreckless!

With a terrific new album ‘Last Light on the Highway’ ROBERT JON & THE WRECK have realised their potential and left rivals to the Southern Roots...

Rory Block Interview

Rory Block Interview

What did a young girl find in the blues which makes it a lifelong passion? The music was filled with intense passion and spoke directly to what was...

Interview with Pete Morton

Interview with Pete Morton

Always a restless spirit has claimed Pete Morton, his albums filled with songs of the here and now, the human condition as well as traditional...

Julie Felix 1938 – 2020 obituary

Julie Felix 1938 – 2020 obituary

It’s not often remembered that Julie Felix, who passed away on March 22nd aged 81 years, was a major force in music and television during the...

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