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Kitty McFarlane - Namer of Clouds (Navigator)

Release Date: 21 September 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.

John Metcalfe - Absence (Neue Meister)

Release Date: 21 September 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.

Edwin Hawkins Singers - The Buddah Collection (Retro World)

Between 1969 and 1998, the the Edwin Hawkins Singers released a string of gospel albums and enjoyed at least one smash hit with Oh Happy Day , a song that resonated in popular culture during the late 1960s, inspiring George Harrison's similarly sounding My Sweet Lord . Three of those albums, IT'S A...

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3

Chris Thomas - Bound to the Ocean (Self Release)

Having previously honed his craft in several local bands as well as a successful Pink Floyd tribute show, Devon-born singer-songwriter Chris Thomas has concentrated his solo songwriting credentials into this, his debut album, which showcases his flair for writing accessible folk/pop melodies,...

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4

Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers (Proper)

Release Date: 17 September 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.

Thabang Tabane - Matjale (Mushroom Hour Half Hour)

Deeply spiritual music from the Mamelodi township area of South Africa, on the outskirts of Pretoria, as Thabang Tabane continues the musical traditions set by his father, the late Philip Tabane, a leading force in the malombo style, who died earlier this year. The ten songs that make up this,...

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4

Hannah Rarity - Neath The Gloaming Star (Self Release)

The absolute star of this excellent album is Hannah Rarity's voice, delicate and pure, full of nuance on Wasting Time and Where Are You (Tonight I Wonder) , revisited from Hannah's 2016 Beginnings EP, or more powerful but still perfectly phrased on Neath The Gloamin Star at E'en . Hannah, BBC Radio...

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5

Dan Webster - Devil Sky (Self Release)

Dan Webster possesses a confident soulful voice, think Mike Scott of The Waterboys channelling rich Americana. Play Cards And Late Night Bars marries a Celtic lilt and violin with a driving tune and a punchy beat. Home Again is altogether more pensive and smooth. Dan Webster delivers a superb...

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4

Lindisfarne

The Dome, Doncaster 14 September 2018 When Lindisfarne appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival back in 1995, many of those present would not have seen the passing of Alan Hull coming later that year, an event that would have no doubt drawn a line under the band's existence. Almost thirty years...

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