This week's folk show spectacular, featuring music from the forthcoming releases of Julie Fowlis, Lankum, Martin Hayes and more. We have an in-depth interview with The Young'uns on their new album Strangers and we've two new Featured Albums of the Month from Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin). All this and lots more.
London-based American folk legend Tom Paley has died, he was 89 years old. He performed with Woody Guthrie, was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers – he was also a huge influence on the British folk scene since moving here in 1965. A warm-hearted character loved by many. Read our tribute here (Tom's music also features in this week's folk show)
Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - S/T
Edgelarks is an album that is full of muted, autumnal beauty. Edgelarks may signify a new venture for Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry, but the quality of their songwriting and performing only continues to improve, this is their best yet. Read more.
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Pretty Peggy
Pretty Peggy firmly adds Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys to the list of artists who are proving that great party bands are no longer the exclusive domain of the Scottish & Irish music scenes. Pretty Peggy is easily one of the best albums to come from the ever-growing world of youthful folk music. Read more.
Video Premiere: Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou
It’s been two years since the release of Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou’s last album. After a short sabbatical taken following the birth of their son, the duo are now back on the scene with a new video to accompany their new 7″ release and a run of shows with Jools Holland and a handful of headline shows and in-stores. Watch it here.
Video & New Single: Dori Freeman
Dori Freeman’s highly anticipated new album ‘Letters Never Read’ is released this month. Watch her video for ‘If I Could Make You My Own’ which was filmed at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in her hometown of Galax and listen to her new single – Traditional Appalachian song ‘Over There’. Listen/Watch here.
The Wailin' Jennys
Listen to The Wailin’ Jennys cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflower’. The song features on their forthcoming album Fifteen, due for release later this month. It seemed only fitting that we share this one today following the sad news of Tom Petty’s death. Listen here.
Video Premiere: The Remedy Club
Watch ‘When Tom Waits Up’, the latest offering from The Remedy Club – Irish husband-and-wife Americana/Roots duo comprising KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen. They release their debut album ‘Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes’ on October 8th via High Flying Disc Records. Watch it here.
Album Stream: Lost Harbours
First listen to experimental free-folk collective Lost Harbours ‘Towers of Silence’ – an album shot through with themes of haunted beauty, echoing terror and the destruction of the natural world. Listen here.
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