Picking albums to sum up a great year in music gets harder and harder. 2023 has again seen some incredible releases.
News of the new album from Big Big Train.
news of the exciting West Coast Folk Festival that takes over Blackpool Winter Gardens in early January 2024.
A cache of Celts that we somehow missed earlier, just as we’re late to celebrate Saimh!
The Almighty rebooted – and as raw and rousing as you might remember.
We premiere the new single and video from Stephen EvEns – A Tree.
Prognosis release the Esigen EP – packed with their signature brutality and beauty.
The annual missive from Beans On Toast – songs of impending war and an AI revolution, tempered by lots of observations on the delights of home, family and parenthood
Beflean – in which Jim Moray is at his best in a (sort of) ‘best of.’
Foot Tappers and Heartbreakers from the grizzled godfather of UK alt-country and dobro wizard partner – Wangford & Dashwood.
Jon Boden & Eliza Carthy join considerable forces, wassailing for all they’re worth in the next of our folky festive features.
Norwich singer, songwriter and fiddler of note, Georgia Shackleton, celebrates the music and musicians of East Anglia on Harry’s Seagull.
Jim Rattigan’s Duos is a magnificent example of improvised music that will both move and astonish the listener.
The Christmas countdown is well underway with the festive folk supergroup, A Winter Union declaring Sooner After Solstice.
Driving, dynamic and soulful; the latest single from One Flew Over.
The Almighty roll back the years as Manchester relives its youth in an explosive show.