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The best world & roots albums of 2017

Close harmonies from Alabama, folk songs from Réunion and the rest of my choices in today’s Sunday Times. Full details here. 1 THE SECRET SISTERS: You Don’t Own Me Anymore (New West) 2 DANYEL WARO: Monmon (Buda Musique) 3 ALEXANDRE … Continue reading

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The right kind of rant

Introducing the quartet’s new recording, “Reverie”. I have a feeling it will up there in contention in my end-of-year top ten. Julie Fowlis and Ewan McLennan make guest appearances.

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Saying goodbye to Bellowhead

My review [£] of the folkies’ final London concert: Some purists may have their misgivings, but there’s no question that in their dozen years together, the quirky, irreverent supergroup have brought traditional music to a fresh new demographic. Eager to … Continue reading

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Is folk music too white?

MOWOs anyone? The editor of one of the country’s leading music magazines looks around and doesn’t like what he sees.

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Singer in the ascendant

“Every now and then, an artist comes along whose voice transforms almost any kind of song.” My feature on Rhiannon Giddens in today’s Sunday Times [£]: For all the intensity of her studio performances, she remains as unassuming in person as … Continue reading

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