Album of The Week

The Album of the Week this week is Acoustic Heart from Raintown. This is Raintown’s third album, and was launched at Oran Mor on 17th May. Raintown are known for their explosive brand of contemporary Scottish country music, however Acoustic Heart  delves into a rich tapestry of acoustic sounds and heartfelt melodies, and showcases a […]

  ALLAN TAYLOR, a sterling troubadour who has been writing and performing his distinctive songs for more than 55 years, is in top form on his latest release, The Road Well Travelled. The Brighton-born solo, singer-songwriter’s songs are inspired by the wonderful places he’s seen, the people he’s met and a collection of experiences from life […]

  JACK BADCOCK, the frontman, guitarist and a founding member of for award-winning band, Dallahan has released his debut solo album, Cosmography. It came out yesterday, fulfilling a long-held ambition to place his diverse and arresting song writing skills centre stage. A former finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, the Glasgow-based […]

Glasgow-based Americana singer/songwriter Emma Jane’s album ‘Grow’ is a 12-track collection steeped in personal meaning and heartfelt connections. She has been writing songs since the age of seven, performing since late 2005 and winning praise as a songwriter with the capability to move the hardest of souls. And Emma’s been described as having one of […]

  With this glorious self-titled collection, Bring In The Spirit show their incomparable grace and class on 15 of their favourite tracks. Rod Paterson – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Kirsten Easdale – Vocals; Gregor Lowrey – Accordion; Pete Clark – Fiddle; Marc Duff – Whistle, Bouzouki and Bodhran, plus the late Lionel McClelland, all excel […]

Klaus Adamaschek was born in the mining town of Gelsenkirchen in the heart of the Ruhr area. He started writing his own songs at the age of 12, influenced by great role models such as Bob Dylan, and Kris Kristofferson and German singer-songwriters as Reinhard Mey and Hannes Wader. During his teacher training he made […]

  Session A9 have deservedly earned their reputation over the past 20 years as one of the best live bands in the country adored by fellow artists and the wider public alike. Their latest dazzling release ‘The Magic Roundabout’ demonstrates over eight scintillating tracks that they can record their magic as well, big style. The […]

  With more than 40 studio albums under his belt, MARTIN CARTHY has re-released his self-titled 1965 debut gem, which has been rightly described as “a must-learn checklist for budding guitarists and folk club organisers.” To this day, it remains an essential listen for anyone attempting to find their way into traditional English folk music. […]

The LAURETTES debut album Meet Me at the Main Stage is a joyous record that brings all their hard work together – big style. Lauren and Lynette from the all-female band said they spent a week in the studio putting everything they have into the 12-track with each song carefully written to tell “a wee […]

  Folk and roots singer/songwriter MARTIN SIMPSON – who averages a new studio album almost every two years – is set to release ‘SKYDANCERS’ his 12th full-length solo record. Recorded in Martin’s hometown of Sheffield, Skydancers collects new originals alongside 18th century ballads plus reworkings from the songbooks of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woody Guthrie, […]

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