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Quick plays: PILGRIMS’ WAY, RICHARD THOMPSON

PILGRIMS

PILGRIMS’ WAY Stand & Deliver [Release date 20.10.1] Pilgrims’ Way are a four piece folk band, although they take folk as their starting point and add in pop, West End showmanship and more into their musical pot. This album as … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROPREDY, Oxfordshire, 10-12 August 2017

Fairport Convention - Cropredy, 13-15 August 2015

Fairport Convention’s festival at Cropredy has been an annual fixture for almost four decades now but the big celebration this year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the band’s formation. In the eight years since I have been going it … Continue reading

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Album review: RICHARD THOMPSON – Still

RICHARD THOMPSON - Still

Proper Records [Release date 29.06.15] Following on from last year’s enjoyable ‘Acoustic Classics’ album Richard Thompson is back with another set of new songs. This time he has Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy handling production, who Thompson recruited to shake-up his creative … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – 31 July-3 August 2014

Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

So I cast my mind back to 1994 and the very first Cambridge Folk Festival that I attended and remember the feeling of walking on-site and just thinking this is going to be very special, that was the 30th and … Continue reading

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Album review: RICHARD THOMPSON – Acoustic Classics

Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics

Beeswing/Proper Records [Release date 21.07.14] Amazingly this is the first acoustic release (excluding live recordings) in over thirty years. This collection of his most famous songs newly recorded in acoustic form provides the perfect accompaniment to his solo acoustic shows. … Continue reading

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Album review: FAIRPORT CONVENTION – Moat On The Ledge

Fairport Convention - Moat On The Ledge

Eagle Rock [Released 24.03.14] Another good value 3-in-1 CD box set from Eagle Records that gathers together two live albums from Fairport Convention (who have had a lot of live albums released through the years!) and the band’s ‘XXXV’ studio … Continue reading

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News: FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL HONOURED WITH THE GOOD TRADITION AWARD AT THE BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 31 July & 1, 2, 3 August 2014 The legendary Van Morrison will make his debut at Cambridge Folk Festival this year, as headliner for its … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BEAUTIFUL OLD – Turn Of The Century Songs

THE BEAUTIFUL OLD - Turn Of The Century Songs

Doubloon Records [Release date 03.06.13) Who of those baby boomers amongst us can't immediately recall the strains of the [the man on] ‘The Flying Trapeze’ – a staple on Children’s Favourites? This loving re-visiting of parlour songs from the 1823 … Continue reading

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RICHARD THOMPSON – Electric

Proper Records (Released 11th February) http://proper-records.co.uk/richardthompson-electric/         Thompson returns with a new album and as the title suggests it is one of his electric albums. Recorded in Nashville with guitarist Buddy Miller producing (and playing), Thompson is … Continue reading

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RICHARD THOMPSON new album & UK tour

RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC BRAND NEW ALBUM ARRIVES FEBRUARY 11th 2013 FULL UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2013 Declared by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time and considered one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, musician … Continue reading

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