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Winter Mountain - I Swear I Flew (Astral Fox Records)

I SWEAR I FLEW is Winter Mountain's first full album since his acclaimed self-titled, debut album in 2013, this album bearing continued patronage of the Lakeman family. Having found earlier support of folk star Cara Dillon and her husband Sam Lakeman, this time around Seth Lakeman shares his...

Siobhan Miller - Strata (Songprint Records)

From the first note this is a considered album, that smoulders with class and sophistication. Siobhan Miller's voice is set against sympathetic backing from a stellar cast from folk's whose who. Kris Drever, Aidan O'Rourke from Lau, Ian Carr and Phil Cunningham, along with many others, provide...

Dietrich Strause - How Cruel That Hunger Binds (Self Release)

Dietrich Strause is a difficult man to pin down, on this album his music is informed by Americana, Alt Folk and early jazz but it is all filtered through a gauze of strangeness. At times he evokes the absinthe melancholy of Madeline Peyroux, at times his singing is right there with the best of The...

Mandolin Orange

The Crescent, York Wednesday 1 February 2017 North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange have been quietly acquiring a following of faithful fans over the last few years thanks to a steady release of quality albums, support performances and their own intimately engaging concerts. Since forming in 2009,...

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