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Matthews Southern Comfort

Tap and Barrel, Pontefract Monday 29 October 2018 The Tap and Barrel is just a short walk from the old market place in Pontefract and prides itself on being 'a place for people; serving up an atmosphere of niceness, with good stuff happening every day.' The pub also boldly quotes Dylan on its...

Karine Polwart - Laws of Motion (Hudson Records)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH (November 2018) Lavish praise, indeed, was heaped on Karine Polwart's last album and its wider theatrical project, A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE. It was well deserved praise and it certainly gives the ring of truth to that much overused phrase concerning the arrival of her 'much...

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5

Bert Jansch - Just a Simple Soul (BMG)

It was during the 1992 documentary 'Acoustic Routes', a film about Bert Jansch and his contemporaries, that fellow Scot Billy Connolly traced the career of this highly charismatic singer, songwriter and legendary guitarist, by taking a closer look at Bert's various LP cover shots, which according...

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5

Kevin McSherry - You Know Me (Self Release)

Release Date: 26 October 2018 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Jamie Smith's Mabon - Twenty (Easy on the Records)

Release Date: 26 October 2018 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

The Whispering Tree - Invisible Forces (Eyelash Soup Music)

Opening with the hauntingly beautiful These Houses , a song about the monuments of homes that live on after we're gone, INVISIBLE FORCES is an album that creeps into your ear and lingers there like, as the song says, "a ghost from another time". There is, indeed, something timeless about the music...

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4

Catty Pearson - Time Tells Me EP (SeePee Records)

Release Date: 24 October 2018 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Nathan Bell : Adventures in God's Own County (Yorkshire) October 2018

Tuesday 9 October 2018 The Woodend Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Tuesday 16 October 2018 The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Thursday 18 October 2018 Hebden Bridge Trades Club, West Yorkshire I first saw Iowa born, Chattanooga based Nathan Bell in January 2017, he was sandwiched...

David Messier - Time Bomb (Self Release)

This impressive second offering from Austin-based singer songwriter David Messier has a certain urgency about it as the title suggests, with eleven strong and highly melodic songs, not least the opening track. Television is Better Than Love , boldly asserts that this is indeed so, especially in the...

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4

Rachel Newton - West (Self Release)

There is a special power and a particular pleasure to be found in solo instrument recordings. Grace, beauty, art and the bravery of having no where to hide or nothing to hide behind. Rachel Newton, Singer, Harpist and 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Award Musician Of The Year, brings a fine voice and...

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4

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