At The Barrier was saddened to read, this week, of the passing of Mick Peat, former member of The Ripley Wayfarers and Rogue’s Gallery and a nationally admired musician, singer and presenter on the folk scene.
Carillon Music of 1780’s Belgium brought back to life on About Towers, the new album by WÖR – and how!
Clara Engel sneaks a new album out before the end of 2020; A New Skin is a mysteriously brooding collection of dark folk songs.
Clara Engel brings us another first in our Why I Love column as she writes about the influence of a film. Down By Law contains music from Marc Ribot, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits.
We have a listen to the Gone single from folk/Americana musician Tim Grimm.
Masters of Celtic Fusion, The Celtic Social Club, return with expanded UK release of their stunning third album; From Babylon To Avalon.
Richard & Linda Thompson. Two of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters ever. Their Complete Works – and more! A veritable Thompson Treasure Trove.
Zach Phillips recently released his new album, The Wine Of Youth. Here, the adopted Californian writes about his love of the music of Richard Thompson.
First new album in 17 years from transplanted Californian, Zach Phillips, leaves a Peaceful, Easy Feeling.
The Young’Uns are launching a TV show to fill the void that 2020 has enforced on many people. We chat to the band about YTV amongst other things!
Chris Leslie uses his time in lock down to release a new album that’s half instrumental, half vocal; half self-composed, half trad-arr.
Levellers return with their first new album proper in eight years. The Brighton folk punks deliver a masterclass with a poignant mesage.
Courtney Marie Andrews delivers a stunning collection of bittersweet breakup songs on her third full length album.
Emma Swift discusses her love of the late, great Sandy Denny; the amazing singer who helped Fairport Convention and Fotheringay reach the top.
We caught up with Emma Swift in the run up to the release of Blonde On The Tracks to ask her a little more about the project