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Nu-calypso owes much to Drew Gonsalves and his kinetic brand of roots-rock roguery handsomely infested with reggae, soca, and ska.
The Penguin Eggs Interview: Colin Irwin meets with the iconic Shetland fiddler.
Roddy Campbell calls on the spirit of Woody Guthrie to defeat Donald Trump.
Old-time fiddling guru turns into a mature songwriter on her exceptional new album.
Le Vents du Nord and De Temps Antan combine to form a dynamic traditional music supergroup.
A fiddler of remarkable grace and tone releases a splendid career-spanning anthology.
A veteran songwriter’s impulse to try something different led to a disc of jazz and blues stylings.
Penguin Eggs’ critics favourite New Discovery of 2016 highlights her roots.
Old Crow Medicine Show
They thrilled Doc Watson, won a Grammy, played the Grand Ole Opry, and made string band cool.
She sways to a classic country vibe with a bold Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell bent.
This revered uillean piper draws inspiration from Ireland’s oldest legends and stones.
George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan
Social isolation may offer the biggest threat to modern society; this journalist and so...
Itamar Erez, Nick Earle & Joe Coffin, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, The O’Pears, and Mélisande [Electrotrad].
A Quick Word
...with Steve Edge, celebrating overdue honours for his commitment to folk music.
A Point of View
American music journalist J. Poet foresees tough times ahead for foreign and domestic musicians during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Long Player - The Record That Changed My Life
Multi-instrumentalist and superb songwriter Linda McRae pays homage to the late June Carter Cash’s disc Press On.
Dave Panting - Sample Feature Article
A capstone of two visionary Newfoundland bands, he still has an affinity for the odd tune. “I was kidnapped, taken to a house on Power Street, brainwashed, and forced to play the mandolin.” Newfoundland folk music pioneer Dave Panting laughs…