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Review of Sita

Sita

Alessia Tondo

Ipe Ipe Music

Rating: ★★★★

A formidable talent, an enfant prodige of the Salento music scene, Alessia Tondo, the female voice of the marvellous Canzoniere...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Golden Shore

Golden Shore

The Daughters

The Daughters

Rating: ★★★

Scottish duo The Daughters found the lockdown gave them the time to write, and an opportunity to take stock of...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Meridies

Meridies

Go Dugong

Top of the World

Hyperjazz Records/La Tempesta Dischi

Rating: ★★★★

Go Dugong, aka Milan-based Giulio Fonseca, is an Italian producer, DJ, sonic traveller soul and unrestrained mind, a notable personality...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Flying into Mystery

Flying into Mystery

Christy Moore

Sony Music

Rating: ★★★★

Bowed but definitely not beaten by pandemic isolation, Moore responds with one of his finest offerings in years. Flying into...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Andy Irvine/Paul Brady

Andy Irvine/Paul Brady

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

Mulligan Records

Rating: ★★★★★

Not quite the first reissue as claimed by publicity (a 2008 CD having beaten it to the punch), but a...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Treacle & Bread

Treacle & Bread

Rod Stradling

Ghosts from the Basement

Rating: ★★★★

On the sleeve of this marvellous album there’s a picture of Rod Stradling playing his melodeon and beaming. He’s smiling...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Valge Valgus

Valge Valgus

Hartwin Dhoore Trio

Top of the World

Trad Records

Rating: ★★★★

Flanders-born accordionist Hartwin Dhoore has been intimately involved with some of the most innovative and entertaining traditional-inspired music to emerge...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of A la Manera Artesana

A la Manera Artesana

Vigüela

ARC Music

Rating: ★★★

Spanish folk has a quality perfect for our times: the ability to wail, complain and lament and, at the same...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of The Castalia

The Castalia

Isla Ratcliff

Isla Ratcliff

Rating: ★★★

Edinburgh based fiddler Ratcliff’s beguiling debut is an evocative blend of traditional music cultures of Cape Breton, New Brunswick and...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Solo

Solo

Anna Ekborg

Kakafon Records

Rating: ★★★

Ekborg’s role in the Swedish folk scene is as soloist as well as being part of the popular ensemble Northern...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

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