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Review of Stand Up Now: Songs from the Landworkers’ Alliance

Stand Up Now: Songs from the Landworkers’ Alliance

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Many a Thousand Records

Rating: ★★★★

The canon of British folk song is rich with stories and beautiful evocations of landscape, nature, country life and work....

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Fallow Ground

Fallow Ground

Spiers & Boden

Hudson Records

Rating: ★★★★

Spiers & Boden have had a defining role in 21st-century British folk, from their early years with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers,...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of HEISK

HEISK

HEISK

HEISK

Rating: ★★★★

Punchy drums, electronic flourishes, ear-catching grooves: this is instrumental trad-inspired tunes taken out of the pub and elevated to the...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of MISST.EU!

MISST.EU!

MISST

-I-C-U-B4-T-

Rating: ★★★

This Belgian harmony group constitutes ‘five voices – four misses and a mister.’ Having represented Flanders at the 2017 Ferrara...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Fire Draw Near

Fire Draw Near

VARIOUS ARTISTS

River Lea

Rating: ★★★★

Fire Draw Near is a bewitching baker's dozen of often rough and raw but altogether relishable recordings. Compiled by Lankum's...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Songs Without Authors Vol 1

Songs Without Authors Vol 1

Broadside Hacks

Top of the World

Broadside Hacks Recordings

Rating: ★★★★

Every emerging folk singer likes to think their interpretation offers the listener a chance to hear, to think, something new:...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Live at TUSK 2019

Live at TUSK 2019

Grupi Lab

TUSK Editions

Rating: ★★★★

Recorded at the eclectic TUSK Festival in Gateshead, this live set captures the last night of the first ever UK...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of L'infinit

L'infinit

Francesc Sans

Microscopi

Rating: ★★

Francesc Sans is a much travelled Catalan player of the cornamusa, a type of gaita or bagpipes (cornemuse in French)....

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Now and Then

Now and Then

Multumult

The Lollipoppe Shoppe

Rating: ★★★★

The term ‘world music’ has become increasingly vague over the years, and although this recording, from a trio of Romanian...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of The Brickfields

The Brickfields

Granny''s Attic

Grimdon Records

Rating: ★★★

This fourth studio album from the British folk trio is one of many albums born out of the pandemic that...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

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