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Review of The Canny Band

The Canny Band

The Canny Band

Top of the World

The Canny Band

Rating: ★★★★

The debut album from Sam Mabbett, Michael Biggins and Callum Convoy is an exciting and fresh piece of trad fusion....

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Hatching Hares

Hatching Hares

Anna Tam

Tam Records

Rating: ★★★

A one-time member of early music-cum-folk ensembles Wilde Roses and the Mediaeval Baebes, Tam is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist with a...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Calling

Calling

Jemima Thewes

Last Night From Glasgow

Rating: ★★★★

It is heartening when a thing of beauty emerges following an existential threat: this album is a case in point....

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon

A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon

Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones

Top of the World

Splid Records

Rating: ★★★★★

Thankfully, it is now that we are beginning to see the beauty that can emerge from a tumultuous few years....

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of The Lark’s Call

The Lark’s Call

Tom Delany

Tom Delany

Rating: ★★★★

Born and raised in France, now ensconced in Dingle, County Kerry, where he has attracted attention as the uilleann piper...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of The Merciful Road

The Merciful Road

The Brothers Gillespie

The Brothers Gillespie

Rating: ★★★

This follow-up to 2018’s The Fell finds the Northumberland duo tramping through familiar musical ground as they once more meditate...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Life’s What You Make It

Life’s What You Make It

VARIOUS ARTISTS

LUSH

Rating: ★★★★

In 2018, Lush co-founder Mark Constantine released a triple-vinyl set, Self Preservation Society, featuring new versions of classic rock/pop from...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of AnásanA

AnásanA

Maroulita de Kol

Maroulita de Kol

Rating: ★★★

While this is the first solo album from the Greek pianist, singer and composer, it’s certainly not her recording debut....

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of CAOIN

CAOIN

Ceara Conway

Ceara Conway

Rating: ★★★★

The debut album from one of Ireland’s most intriguing emerging talents, visual artist and vocalist Ceara Conway, CAOIN (Cry), clothes...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Genius Loci 2: The Valley of Iron

Genius Loci 2: The Valley of Iron

The Ciderhouse Rebellion

TCR

Rating: ★★★★

This is the second part of the Genius Loci project from the prolific instrumental duo of fiddler Adam Summerhayes and...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

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