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Chris Ricketts – ‘Songs In The Key of Sea’,  released on Acoustic Fusion Records 8/8/20

Chris Ricketts – ‘Songs In The Key of Sea’, released on Acoustic Fusion Records 8/8/20

Chris Ricketts Chris Ricketts – Songs In The Key of Sea I have been waiting for this new album by Chris Ricketts with huge anticipation. Based on his previous releases, I must admit that... ...
JIM CAUSLEY – Dumnonia (Wild Goose Records WGS 377 CD)

JIM CAUSLEY – Dumnonia (Wild Goose Records WGS 377 CD)

JIM CAUSLEY At least young Jim Causley is thinking outside the box, even if it is by reflecting in song his local county of which he is justifiably proud. Come to think of it... ...
WILLIAM PINT and FELICIA DALE – Blue Divide (Waterbug Records WBG109)

WILLIAM PINT and FELICIA DALE – Blue Divide (Waterbug Records WBG109)

WILLIAM PINT and FELICIA DALE Having performed ‘folk’ music for over thirty years, I’ve only in the (perhaps) past two or three years truly appreciated the full worth of a good sea shanty with... ...
UP IN THE AIR – Moonshine (JYM003)

UP IN THE AIR – Moonshine (JYM003)

UP IN THE AIR I was really looking forward to this recording by Up In The Air when it landed on my doorstep. Ah ha I contemplated, now here’s a Scottish trio with real... ...
KIMBER’S MEN – The Strength Of The Swell (A Private Label APL014)

KIMBER’S MEN – The Strength Of The Swell (A Private Label APL014)

KIMBER’S MEN For those of you that haven’t seen Kimber’s Men do yourselves a favour and rectify this at the earliest opportunity. Otherwise, you could stay at home and put on this great 2-disk... ...
David Swann – Time and Tide

David Swann – Time and Tide

David Swann For people who have not come across David Swan on visits to clubs and festivals, here’s a quick introduction from his website. “David Swann is a singer and songwriter from Ryedale in... ...
HOT FINGERS – In Glorious Mono (Lake Records LACD311)

HOT FINGERS – In Glorious Mono (Lake Records LACD311)

HOT FINGERS Years ago I used to pop to my local pub (anyone remember those?) and be ‘entertained’ by artists the calibre of Bill Posters Will Be Band and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band. Well,... ...
GILMORE and ROBERTS – The Innocent Left (Navigator076)

GILMORE and ROBERTS – The Innocent Left (Navigator076)

GILMORE and ROBERTS As I’m sitting here listening to this, the third album by Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts I’m struck particularly on the second track “Doctor James” by how similar they sound to... ...
CELTICA PIPES ROCK – RISING

CELTICA PIPES ROCK – RISING

CELTICA PIPES ROCK It’s great to see the mighty Highland pipes take centre stage once again and for those of us that were brought up on bands like Alba, The Tannahill Weavers and Battlefield... ...
Allan Yn Y Fan – Pwnco

Allan Yn Y Fan – Pwnco

Allan Yn Y Fan Medieval…that’s how I’d describe the music of the Welsh band Allan Yn Y Fan on hearing the first track “Death In Ennis/The Audient” of their latest CD. Not in an... ...

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