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Farewell, Farewell.

Farewell, Farewell.

Gone though anything but forgotten, Tony Hooper (above) alumni of The Strawbs and Roger Burridge briefly fiddler with Fairport. At 81, Tony Hooper had once been at the eye of the commercial reality of British pop, however he was terribly uncomfortable in such a world...

One Man Band, New Tilston Product Ahoy!

One Man Band, New Tilston Product Ahoy!

If you rifle through Steve Tilston’s back catalogue there are albums with titles which, should you be only a casual acquaintance of his work, might well give totally the wrong impression. ‘Acoustic Confusion,’ being one ‘Life By Misadventure,’ yet another. He’s just...

New single from Wardruna – Andvevarljod

New single from Wardruna – Andvevarljod

Wardruna release their fifth studio album KVITRAVN in January. Postponed for a year due to you-know-what, the album continues and expands upon the themes and soundscapes the band have created in their previous work. In a recent interview with Einar Selvik we talked...

Musician of the Year Releases Single in aid of Baby Loss Charity

Musician of the Year Releases Single in aid of Baby Loss Charity

Jaw-dropping Anglo-Irish multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey, newly crowned Musician of the Year at the 2020 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, has released the first single from his forthcoming new album I Got Rhythm due out in January 2021. A sublime and shimmering...

Seth Lakeman Freedom Fields 15th Anniversary Online Concert

Seth Lakeman Freedom Fields 15th Anniversary Online Concert

West country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for 'Kitty Jay'.  It catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement and his follow up was the gold-selling ‘Freedom...

Granny’s Attic Premiere New Concert Film “Live At Edge Studios”

Granny’s Attic Premiere New Concert Film “Live At Edge Studios”

On Friday 18th December, lively English trad folk trio Granny’s Attic will be streaming a professionally-recorded concert premiering on Facebook and YouTube at 7.30pm GMT. The gig, filmed at Edge Studios in Cheshire, will feature live favourites from the past few...

Strawbs Lay Down New Recording.

Strawbs Lay Down New Recording.

  Cherry Red Records will issue a new album from folksy rockers Strawbs on February 26th next year. Ex Strawb and Bee Gee - Blue Weaver - has produced the album titled ‘Settlement,’ fitting together the elements from all five musicians at his studio during the...

Gryphon At Seven. Crumhorns ahoy!

Gryphon At Seven. Crumhorns ahoy!

  Gryphon, medieval prog rockers par excellence, have quietly issued a new album oddly titled ‘Get Out Of My Father’s Car,’ their seventh. It's the follow up to ‘ReInvention,’ which marked their studio return after some forty years. The band has lately undergone...

Virtual First Footing with Skerryvore this New Year’s Day!

Virtual First Footing with Skerryvore this New Year’s Day!

Multi award-winning band Skerryvore have announced that they are going first footing around the world this 1st January as they take to people’s living rooms internationally this New Year’s Day!  It’s first footing with a twist, as the eight-piece won’t be knocking at...

Bellowhead Reunite! Socially Distanced Of Course.

Bellowhead Reunite! Socially Distanced Of Course.

Originally calling it a day in 2016 after a very successful career, various Bellowheads have gone onto solo work, Jon Boden in particular, some joined other groups, Jon Spires in Gigspanner and Benji Kirkpatrick with Steeleye Span or just carried on with whatever they...

Skerryvore: Eight Go Single.

Skerryvore: Eight Go Single.

Multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore  release a brand new, high energy single, ‘You & I,’ at  7pm this evening, Friday, 27 November. Composed by lead singer Alec Dalglish, the new track has all the hallmarks of a pop anthem, showcasing Skerryvore’s...

Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way I Feel About You Now.

Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way I Feel About You Now.

‘J.T.,’ is the new album from Steve Earle & The Dukes which is dedicated  to Steve’s late son, Justin Townes Earle who died in Nashville on August 20, 2020. The recording will be issued digitally on his 39th birthday, January 4, next year through New West. “The...

Fully Qualified Survivor On Screen.

Fully Qualified Survivor On Screen.

Acoustic guitar maestro Michael Chapman, has announced a special concert recorded  at York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, to be broadcast on the web Sunday 29th November. The concert has been titled ‘Ancient & Modern’, it's a look back over his five decade career,...

New Tunebook from Gary Innes – The First Forty Years

New Tunebook from Gary Innes – The First Forty Years

To celebrate his 40th birthday this December, Highland born accordionist Gary Innes has announced the release of his first ever tunebook. Packed full of over 80 self-penned tunes and songs, The First Forty Years spans from the first tune Gary ever wrote at just 13...