Album Reviews

The joys delivered by Malcolm Holcombe’s latest release, Tricks of the Trade, cannot be over-praised – quite simply it is glorious, rugged, ragged, drawling, dusty and moving, the shiniest gem of a record. Listening to the man from North Carolina serve up alluring gritty and earthy songs is one of life’s great musical delights. His […]

The music on this wistful yet celebratory album unfolds fluently and confidently over ten illuminating tracks with many telling the stories of women in Rachel Baiman’s family and the relationships between them. Fiddle music may be her first love but its appearance is muted as more expansive, sonic tones persist alongside slices of country, glimmers […]

The men who have brought the lost songs of unique Scottish army regiment The London Scottish to life on a new album will be guests on Isolation Discs aka Travels With My Auntie Liz on Tuesday, May 18. Liz Clark will be in conversation with Scottish folk singer/songwriter, Ian Bruce and former commander of the […]

Hugging the south bank of the River Clyde, Govan is an area of Glasgow world-renowned for its shipyards and some famous faces, living and dead. But its unsung heroes are the focus of this cultured, intriguing and elegant collection of songs by Scottish singer/songwriter Ainsley Hamill, who has delved into the lives of female rent […]

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