Karine Polwart unveils her Scottish Songbook and UK dates

Karine Polwart is well known for her contributions to folk music – she has after all won six BBC Folk Awards and was 2018’s singer of the year.  Her newest project has an interesting slant on popular song, and particularly the popular song of Scotland.  With her band, Karine Polwart has re-imagined and reshaped a … Continue reading “Karine Polwart unveils her Scottish Songbook and UK dates”

The Deportees “The Birth Of Industry” (Independent 2017)

A foreboding vintage photograph of a grounded ship in an estuary adorns the cover of this, the debut release from Scotland’s The Deportees (who, after some momentary confusion, I realised are not to be confused with the Swedish indie band, Deportees… note the absence of the ‘The’). A bleak and arresting image, the photograph is … Continue reading “The Deportees “The Birth Of Industry” (Independent 2017)”

Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Singer-songwriter Jo Mango has teamed up with an array of songwriters, academic researchers and sustainability organisations to create the When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday project. The project’s aim is to bring together academic, musical, artistic and practical knowledge to imagine a future in a more sustainable world. They have released three free download tracks along with … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday”

Dirty Dozen: Heidi Talbot

Traversing oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again, the Co Kildare singer-songwriter Heidi Talbot, has so far gained plaudits from the likes of The Guardian and The Sunday Times (with the latter calling her ‘simply vocal heaven’) and is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Heidi Talbot”