Tag Archives: folk

Time travellers

Early music meets folk. From my review of the Emily Askew Band’s date in Clerkenwell: Perhaps some things never change. Miri It Is, one of the songs in Emily Askew’s opening set, written in Middle English, dates from the 13th century … Continue reading

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The best world music & folk albums of 2016

  My Sunday Times choices. Full details here [£]. Once again, there are a couple of discs here that don’t fit neatly into the world/folk categories. But then again, good music is good music: in the age of shuffle mode … Continue reading

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Serene

I think I’ve just found an early contender for the albums of the year list. Those close harmonies are so gorgeous, so relaxed. Applewood Road’s UK tour dates can be found here.

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The Milk Carton Kids

Odd name, great songs. It was a joy to hear them at this week’s Transatlantic Sessions shindig, which was a superb night all round.  Here’s my review [£].

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Album of the week

“Her finest yet.” I review Bella Hardy’s “With the Dawn” in today’s Sunday Times [£].  Sounds like a masterpiece to me. Here’s the first single.  

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If you only buy one folk album this year

Make it this one.

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