RAGGED UNION Hard Row To Hoe (Shining Castle Music SCM1501)

A new name on the bluegrass circuit, fronted by husband and wife team Geoff and Christina Union, although the percussion-free Colorado-based six piece string band have been playing for a few years they’ve only just got round to recording their first album. Clearly the time spent paying dues has paid off, resulting in a confident, … Continue reading RAGGED UNION Hard Row To Hoe (Shining Castle Music SCM1501)

JUNE TABOR and OYSTERBAND – The Union Chapel London 19th April 2012

Someone once said that a typical June Tabor concert review went thusly: “June Tabor sang some songs and everybody cried”. There is some truth in that but on stage with Oysterband things are different. There is darkness in the songs, yes, but here June was sharp, jokey and making points with a surgical precision before … Continue reading JUNE TABOR and OYSTERBAND – The Union Chapel London 19th April 2012

Oysterband announce new ‘Best Of’ collection

This House Will Stand: The Best of Oysterband 1998 – 2015 is a 2-CD, 29 track collection comprising 15 tracks chosen by the band from their last 6 studio albums (including Ragged Kingdom, their multi-award winning reunion collaboration with June Tabor) and 14 unreleased tracks, rare B-sides, live cuts, demos and alternative versions of other … Continue reading Oysterband announce new ‘Best Of’ collection

POLICE DOG HOGAN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

POLICE DOG HOGAN Westward Ho! Union Music Store – October 6th Listen to their new track ‘Thunderheads’: With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, … Continue reading POLICE DOG HOGAN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

New OYSTERBAND album: Diamonds On The Water – Navigator Records – February 17th 2014

Ragged Kingdom, Oysterband’s reunion collaboration, with the English folk legend June Tabor, was fROOTS Critics’ Poll Album of the Year, Mojo Folk Album of the Year, won three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and saw the group featured on Later… With Jools (BBC2 TV). After two years touring that project, Oysterband is now very happy … Continue reading New OYSTERBAND album: Diamonds On The Water – Navigator Records – February 17th 2014

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Lifetime Achievement Awards for Don McLean and The Dubliners Four Awards for June Tabor & Oysterband Good Tradition Awards for Ian Campbell and Bill Leader Broadcast from The Lowry in Salford for the first time The influential careers of singer-songwriter Don McLean and Irish folk legends The Dubliners were celebrated last night(Wednesday 8th February) at the 13th BBC Radio … Continue reading BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 Winners Announced