EFDSS announce marathon autumn program at Cecil Sharp House

Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm £18 | £10 under 26s John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. A quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling … Continue reading EFDSS announce marathon autumn program at Cecil Sharp House

THE FOUR OF US – Sugar Island (Future FUTURECDS011)

The Four of Us have had limited exposure elsewhere in the UK but have been a major force in Irish music since 1989 when they had a massive hit with ‘Mary’. The core of the band are brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy. They beat U2 to the title of Best Irish Band in the early … Continue reading THE FOUR OF US – Sugar Island (Future FUTURECDS011)

The Young’uns announce new album – tour dates to follow

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade – and just three years after giving up their day jobs – they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best-loved acts. Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates clinched the BBC Radio 2 Folk … Continue reading The Young’uns announce new album – tour dates to follow

SINGLES BAR 22

A round-up of recent EPs and singles Following four independent releases, Ontario siblings THE ABRAMS BROTHERS mark their major label debut with a self-titled EP (Warner Music 237811), a six tracker collection of country tinted pop that kicks off with ‘Champion’, a number that mixes together American Football’s ‘When The Summer Ends’ and Don Henley’s … Continue reading SINGLES BAR 22

Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces new album

Central Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker releases his long-awaited fifth album, Land Of Doubt, on June 21, 2017. The recording represents a deepening of the approach Baker has pursued since his 2004 debut album Mercy – lyrics pared down to their essence set against the spare backdrop of folk-rock instruments used in a chamber-music way. But there … Continue reading Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces new album

Kaia Kater announces new album

The new album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history. Born of Afro-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: … Continue reading Kaia Kater announces new album