Ric Sanders shares some his Fairport Convention and Cropredy moments including the first time he played in 1986, Robert Plant turning up to a warm-up gig and all those Cropredy dogs.
What Jiggy do most successfully is prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that music is the heart and soul of the thriving, all-embracing multi-cultural arts scene in the Irish Republic. Translate is an exceptional and intoxicating album that will find its way into the heart and soul of an ever-increasing audience.
Taken from their forthcoming second album No where In Time, Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are well known for experimenting with traditional and original songs as they demonstrate so ably on Waterbound, a song by Dirk Powell.
Over the next month, Kings Place will be hosting some of the very best Folk artists including Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock, Faustus, Maddy Prior, Noel Hill as well as two Album launches from Leveret and Martin Simpson.
We talk to Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin about their new album Edgelarks, a name which also marks the genesis of a brand new band name. Plus watch their new video Song of the Jay
Following the release of their ‘Live’ album and a top performance at Cropredy Festival, we catch up with Gigspanner and Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) to talk about their collaboration as Gigspanner Big Band.
Every new Martin Simpson album is one to look forward to, but Trails and Tribulations feels like a biggie, even by the Sheffield string-master’s standards. We listened in as he explained the light and shade running through the set, the importance of nature and the timing of the songs.
In our latest Folk Show, we open with a Folk Radio UK session from Gregory Alan Isakov. Plus new music from Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds, Emily Mure, Laura Baird, Josh Ritter, Shake the Chains and more.