Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Ruth’

Live | London Folk and Roots Festival, Oct 24-Nov 15

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


The Full English, Georgia Ruth, Maz O’Connor and Fisherman’s Friends join a strong programme for the very first incarnation of the London Folk and Roots festival

Presented by DMP Concerts with support from live promoters Kilimanjaro, Folk Radio UK, and EFDSS , the London Folk and Roots festival will take place across multiple London venues.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning collective The Full English – a groundbreaking folk project featuring Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman and Martin Simpson perform at Union Chapel on October 30.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Full list of artists:

October 24, Dingwalls
Danny & the Champions of the World

October 30, Union Chapel
The Full English (feat. Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Sam Sweeney and Nancy Kerr)

November 1, Bush Hall
Foy Vance

November 3, The Islington
The Mastersons

November 6, Jazz Cafe
The Hot Club of Cowtown

November 10, The Slaughtered Lamb
Georgia Ruth

November 10, Dingwalls
Sam Baker

November 11, The Slaughtered Lamb
Maz O’Connor + Adam Holmes

November 12, Bush Hall
Mick Flannery

November 13, Bush Hall
Martha Tilston

November 13, The Islington
Marc O’Reilly

November 15, Union Chapel
Fisherman’s Friends

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Live | The Good Life Experience, September 20

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


Calling all festival-goers with a craving for the good life

Curated by Songlines columist Cerys Matthews together with Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, The Good Life Experience is a one-day celebration of music, food and the great outdoors for the whole family. Enjoy a spot of truffle hunting, concoct a rustic meal on the campfire, or simply bask in the beautiful setting of northern Wales.

There will also be performances from Georgia Ruth, CC Smugglers, Paprika and Cerys herself. Speaking on how the festival was conceived in the current issue, Cerys writes:

This new festival would offer total value for money and present not just beautifully curated music and locally sourced whole foods and drink, but also a huge dollop of the great outdoors – a chance to learn different skills so that you would leave knowing more than when you arrive.’

Visit the official website to find out more and purchase tickets. A full line-up can be found here.

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Top of the World: Georgia Ruth – Week of Pines

Posted on September 9th, 2013 in Recent posts, Reviews by .

Words by Tim Cumming

gwymon-cd019-coverproperWeird and wonderful Welsh debut

On her debut album, Aberystwyth-born Georgia Ruth plays harp, piano, reed organ and bells, and her band features multiple guitars, vibraphones and touches of percussion from brothers Iwan, Aled and Dafydd Hughes. The opening song, ‘Week of Pines’, begins with the motorik beat and what sounds like the analogue synths you hear in Neu’s ‘HalloGallo’. It’s a surging, wheeling set of drones artfully arranged from swathes of reed organ and vibraphone, and eases into a beautifully played and sung version of an epic traditional Welsh shanty, ‘Codi Angor’.

She has a soft and beautifully expressive voice, and writes interesting lyrics: ‘I’ve got your name carved in my tongue every time I go to speak,’ she intones at the end of ‘Mapping’, a song drawn from a broken love affair. The Welsh-language ‘Hallt’ is arranged for solo voice and harp, while ‘Dovecote’, like many of the slower songs here, stands out on the emotional strength of her vocals. Like fellow Welsh act 9Bach’s fusion of folk and indie, Week of Pines accommodates the mix of an abstract, ambient approach with the mores of traditional folk. It’s distinctive from anything you’ll hear from young artists working today in the English, Scottish or Irish tradition.

TRACK TO TRY: Codi Angor





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Rufus Wainwright’s playlist and the 10 best new releases

Posted on August 30th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The October 2013 issue of Songlines (#95) includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks of the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.


The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré; lively Cypriot dance troupe Monsieur Doumani; Welsh folk songstress Georgia Ruth; the late Malian bluesman Lobi Traoré; the Niger supergroup Tal National; Istanbul’s Gypsy clarinetist Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere, and more.

Pick up your copy here, at selected UK HMV stores, selected WHSmiths and all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these fresh new tracks:

* Vieux Farka Touré ‘Yer Gando’ on Six Degrees Records
* Monsieur Doumani ‘Out-of-Touch Guy’ on Monsieur Doumani
* Peter Rowan ‘Keepin’ it Between the Lines’ on Compass Records
* Georgia Ruth ‘Codi Angor’ on Gwymon
* Lobi Traoré ‘Makono’ on KSK Records
* Nitin Sawhney ‘Nadia’ on Metropolis/Cherry Red Records
* Tal National ‘Wongharey’ on FatCat Records
* Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere ‘Gayda’ on LM Dupli-cation
* Genticorum ‘Le Forgeron’ on Les Productions du Moulin
* Gjermund Larsen Trio ‘Argentum’ on Grappa

Plus Rufus Wainwright’s playlist:

* Tim Maia ‘Bom Senso’ on Luaka Bop
* Roza Eskenazi ‘En Taxei’ on Ta Nea
* The Philip Koutev National Folk Ensemble ‘Pilenze Pee, Govori’ on JVC/Victor Entertainment Inc
* Oum Kalthoum ‘Tab en-Nasim al Alil’ on Buda Musique
* Doc & Merle Watson ‘St James Infirmary’ on Sugar Hill Records


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