The Brewer’s Daughter announces debut album

Rhiannon Crutchley, aka The Brewer’s Daughter is from Northampton, with English, Irish and Ukrainian heritage. Rhiannon has played fiddle for 20 years. She is a collector of traditional folk music from Britain, Ireland and Eastern Europe. Whilst playing fiddle with Tarantism (Britain’s most hard-working, long-running festival band) she also performs solo as The Brewer’s Daughter … Continue reading The Brewer’s Daughter announces debut album

MEGSON – Good Times Will Come Again (EDJ Records EDJ021)

For the first time in the twelve years they’ve been making music together, Teeside husband and wife duo Stu and Debbie Hanna have, in response to fan demand, recorded an album of all original material, although, as you would imagine, these are, like previous self-penned numbers still influenced by the Tyneside folk tradition and sung … Continue reading MEGSON – Good Times Will Come Again (EDJ Records EDJ021)

Deluxe re-issue of The Lake Poets debut album

The Lake Poets is Sunderland based singer-songwriter/guitarist Marty Longstaff. His self-titled debut album was released last autumn to excellent reviews and has spawned the singles ‘Your Face’ and ‘Edinburgh’. Since first being aired on 6 Music, the former has quietly gone about racking up over 3 million plays on  Spotify, while the latter has recently been playlisted … Continue reading Deluxe re-issue of The Lake Poets debut album

FAY HIELD – Old Adam (Soundpost Records SOPO 5003)

Fay Hield’s third solo album is all traditional except when it isn’t. That is, except when the tune is by Hield herself and/or Jon Boden or the song is written by Rudyard Kipling and Peter Bellamy or Tom Waits. Although not given full billing on the front cover, The Hurricane Party – Sam Sweeney, Rob … Continue reading FAY HIELD – Old Adam (Soundpost Records SOPO 5003)

SINGLES BAR

A round-up of recent EPs and singles that have come our way ANGE HARDY releases a seasonal single, ‘When Christmas Day Is Near’, all multi-tracked a cappella full of joyous optimism which is something we all need plenty of these days. The tune insistently reminded of something I couldn’t quite identify but which I eventually … Continue reading SINGLES BAR

ELLE OSBORNE – It’s Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice (9th House 9thCD2)

Although this is her third album, until now my only aural encounter with the Sussex-based folkie was her collaboration with James Yorkston, playing fiddle on a very brief a capella ‘My Doffing Mistress’ on the 2012 Daily Worker benefit album We’re All In It Together. However, my extended introduction fortuitously coincides with a new stage … Continue reading ELLE OSBORNE – It’s Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice (9th House 9thCD2)