Following her recent 10th Anniversary Tour of Japan, Rachael Dadd shares her musical journey of a country she has grown to love – includes a very special playlist of Japanese artists that she loves and inspire her.
There’s been a four-year gap since Skerryvore’s last studio album and the quality and mix of material that now appears on EVO shows it has been time well spent. A very firm reminder that they’re just as much at home in the recording studio as they are on the road.
Kyle Field and Tori Kudo are living legends. Their respective works in the ensembles Little Wings and Maher Shalal Hash Baz have inspired international acclaim and unique cult followings. Listen to Kyle’s Old Wind which features on their forthcoming split 12″ ‘Share’.
The world’s best-loved tabla player, Zakir Hussain, has transformed the instrument with his exquisite virtuosity and irresistible charm. This new compilation, compiled by Ken Hunt, places him in the spotlight.
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With their new Anchor album already out and having the critics dishing out stars liberally, we met with the peerless mother and daughter duo to discuss the recording of the project, musical censorship and making a follow-up.
June 16, is Bloomsday, an annual celebration dedicated to Leopold Bloom, the “every man” hero in James Joyce’s 1922 experimental novel Ulysses. To provide a soundtrack for the weekend’s activities, we asked Derek Pyle to highlight some Joyce-inspired music for Folk Radio UK readers.
We catch up with Portland’s queen of minimalist Americana Laura Veirs and talk about life, songwriting, touring and The Lookout. “Here I am, it’s my tenth record, I’m 44, I have children. I mean, what am I doing? What should I be doing with my life?”
This week’s mix was partly inspired by the recent article we featured by Rachael Dadd – 10 Years in Japan. Although it begins laidback things soon turn playful. New music from Juliana Daugherty, The Saxophones, TUi MAMAKi, Gnut, Blood Wine or Honey and more.