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Gig review: SPIERS & BODEN – Oxford Playhouse, Sunday 5 June 2022

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First time on stage at the Oxford Playhouse for John Spiers and Jon Boden, and also the first time inside this smart theatre for this reviewer. Playing to a home crowd (Spiers and Boden met in Oxford) is always a … Continue reading

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Album review: HANNAH RARITY – To Have You Near

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www.hannahrarity.com [Release date 03.06.22] Three years on from her debut album, ’Neath the Gloaming Star’, Scottish singer songwriter Hannah Rarity releases the follow-up. Hannah won BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2018, along with touring with … Continue reading

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Album review: BROOKS WILLIAMS & AARON CATLOW – Ready For The Times

BROOKS WILLIAMS & AARON CATLOW – Ready For The Times

Red Guitar Blue Music [Release date 24.06.22] A chance meeting a few years ago while on tour in The Netherlands led to collaboration of acoustic guitarist Brooks Williams (Boo Hewerdine, Rab Noakes) and violinist Aaron Catlow (Hawes and Catlow, Mad … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL WALKER & KAREN PFEIFFER – Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck

PAUL WALKER & KAREN PFEIFFER – Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck

Crazy Moose Records [Release date 30.04.22] Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer are a folk duo who have been writing and performing since 2012. Karen is originally from Stuttgart, however, her southern German accent is already tinged with a ‘Staffordshire oatcake … Continue reading

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Album review: SIOBHAN MILLER – All Is Not Forgotten

SIOBHAN MILLER - All Is Not Forgotten

Songprint Records [Release date 03.04.20] ‘All Is Not Forgotten’ is the fourth solo album from Scottish folk singer Siobhan Miller, three times winner of MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a 2018 BBC Folk Awards recipient. Miller is backed … Continue reading

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Album review: KATIE DOHERTY & THE NAVIGATORS – And Then

KATIE DOHERTY & THE NAVIGATORS

Steeplejack Music [Release date 25.01.19] Katie Doherty released her debut album ‘Bridges’ in 2007, which picked up glowing reviews and airplay on BBC Radio 2. Since then Katie Doherty has been involved as a composer for Northern Stage productions, along … Continue reading

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Gig review: NINEBARROW – South Hill Park, Bracknell, 3 May 2018

South Hill Park is a lovely venue on the outskirts of Bracknell and tonight’s gig was in the cellar bar, perfect for a folk gig. Before Ninebarrow we had Edward Naismith who performed a short set and his vocals and … Continue reading

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Album review: NINEBARROW – The Waters & The Wild

NINEBARROW - The Waters & The Wild

[Release date 20.04.18] Ninebarrow hail from Dorset (the duo’s name comes from Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills) comprised of Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere. On this, their third album, they use an outside producer for the first time … Continue reading

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EP review: INDIA ELECTRIC CO. – Seven Sisters

www.indiaelectricco.com [Release date 17.11.17] The talented duo that is the India Electric Co. are back with their second EP in a trilogy loosely based on contrasting town and country. Cole Stacey provides his haunting vocals, along with percussion, whilst Joseph O’Keefe adds … Continue reading

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Album review: OYSTERBAND – This House Will Stand Best Of 1998-2015

OYSTERBAND - This House Will Stand Best Of 1998-2015

Navigator Records [Release date 27.05.16] This is a 2CD, 29 song collection from the Oysterband covering their latter day output from 1998 to the present day. They started out back in 1977/78 as the Oyster Ceilidh Band before morphing into … Continue reading

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