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Niall McGuigan - Awareness (Self Release)

Niall McGuigan is a musician and music therapist from Co Monaghan Ireland. He is a musical journeyman playing in bands that span from rock to reggae, funk to metal. He is a traveller and similar to the Australian Aboriginal idea of Songlines, his music and his songs are a record and a reaction to...

American Young - AY (Curb Records)

American Young are musician songwriter Kirsty Osmunson and producer songwriter Jon Stone. Already established as writers for Lee Brice, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and many others this is their first album. AY was released in the US on Curb Records in 2016 and to celebrate their...

Fela Kuti - Box Set #4 (Knitting Factory)

There's little doubt that Fela Kuti's popularity grew after his death in 1997. Re-issues of his albums, under various guises including Koola Lobitos, Nigeria 70, Africa 70 and Egypt 80, have come and gone over the last couple of decades since his untimely death, with each LP release finding new...

Peatbog Faeries - Live @ 25 (Peatbog Records)

The Peatbog Faeries have been delivering their special blend of twisted Scottish Traditional Music, Electronica, Folk, Jazz and Rock since 1991. Their exciting Celtic Fusion music has been wryly described as Acid Croft. Given the Peatbog Faeries origins in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Acid Croft...

The Transports - A Tale of Exile and Migration (Hudson Records)

An epic staged 'folk-opera' collaboration featuring members of The Young'uns, Faustus and Bellowhead along with folk royalty Nancy Kerr and Greg Russell, The Transports toured to massive acclaim in 2017, and this live recording of that production heralds a further tour in January 2018 which will...

Coca Tenorio - Cold Like Stones (Self Release)

Drenched in shimmering Spanish guitar, tropical rhythms and songs with distinct Ecuadorian flavours, COLD LIKE STONES couldn't be less Scottish. And yet the entirety of this enticing new album by Coca Tenorio was recorded at Watercolour Studios in the West Highlands of Scotland, not far from the...

Coast - Windmills in the Sky (Ruabhal Records)

Once you've heard the powerfully painterly soundscapes of Is Sinn Na Tuinn Air Bhàrr A' Chuain , the first track on WINDMILLS IN THE SKY, there's no letting go of this wonderfully sprawling new album from Scottish folk rockers Coast. With its frothing mixture of highland folk sounds, gleaming...

The Railsplitters - Jump In (Self Release)

Occasionally, a CD drops into your lap and without so much as another thought, goes immediately onto the player. There's normally a reason for this; either the cover design is so utterly thrilling you just feel obliged to stick the record on, then again, it might be the name that you recognise and...

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