Featuring new music from Ye Vagabonds, Swimming Bell, Andrew Bird, The Breath, Damien Jurado, Rozi Plain, Todd Snider, Joy Williams, Neal Happleston, Bill MacKay, Marry Waterson & Emily Barker, Karine Polwart & Louis Abbott, Kitty Macfarlane, Bedouine, Crooked Weather, Ida Wenøe and more
The Hermit’s Spyglass evokes a simple life, at one with nature, of timelessness and memories. Bedford was once described as among the 50 most significant folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years. This album changes that. He’s now among the Top 30.
This week’s Folk Show features new music from Ruth Notman and Sam Kelly, Ye Vagabonds, Sairie, Burnt Paw, Howe Gelb, Lizabett Russo, Jonathan Day, Sean Taylor, The Gloaming, Eliza Carthy, Leveret, Hedy West and Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds.
Our Song of the Day is an acoustic version of Let It Calm You Down – taken from ‘Only Stories (Let the Cards Revisited)’, the latest offering from The Breath, featuring Stuart McCallum and Ríoghnach Connolly on which they revisit a selection of their skillfully crafted songs.
The ever-enigmatic Penguin Cafe have announced a UK tour for 2019, bringing their live show that transcends both popular and classical music all over the UK, combining elements of Classical, Ambient, World and Folk to form a truly unique and immersive sound.
With their superb fourth album Diversions now out, busy super-folk trio Leveret spoke to us about spontaneity in the band, shifting roles and playing with better musicians.
We catch up with John Blakeley, one of the people behind the Ear Trumpet Folk Club based in Bristol, a fortnightly intimate sit-down live music event at The Wardrobe Theatre.