Tag Archives: folk music

Trefor & Vicki Williams’s Timeless Land

Apart from occasionally hearing Trefor and Vicki sing at various local festivals, the first time that I ever really met them was after Gordon Morris and I sang our song “The Fight of The Fiddlers” at Chester Folk Festival, 2000. … Continue reading

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Pigyn Clust’s Perllan (Orchard)

This is an exquisite album. It’s difficult to decide whether the instrumentals or the vocals are more compelling — rest assured that both are lovely, and the combination is at once exciting and restrained. This disc will appeal both to … Continue reading

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Llio Rhydderch’s Melangell, and Boys From The Hill’s Boys From The Hill

Tim Hoke wrote this review. Welsh music isn’t something that’s easily found, at least not where I live. I have found that it’s usually worth the effort when I do manage to track some down. I was thrilled to hear … Continue reading

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A truly random omnibus review from Peter Massey

Lucie Idlout’s E5-770, My Mother’s Name; Liza Garelik’s Liza Garelik and The Wonderwheels Benjammin’s Shining From Inside Dave Rowe’s By The Way For this review I decided to pick, purely at random, four CDs from the Green Man Review mailroom’s … Continue reading

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Beth Nielsen Chapman’s Beth Nielsen Chapman, You Hold the Key, Sand and Water, and Deeper Still

Michelle Erica Green wrote this review. It didn’t surprise me to learn that Beth Nielsen Chapman would be singing at the National Cathedral memorial service on September 11, 2002. Chapman’s “Sand and Water” has become one of the best-known contemporary … Continue reading

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Yann Falquet’s Les Secrets Du Ciel

Guitarist and singer Yann Falquet steps outside the familiar confines of Genticorum, the Quebecois folk trio in which he has recorded and toured for more than two decades, with a set of traditional songs on Les Secrets Du Ciel. Though … Continue reading

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Smithfield Fair’s Cairdeas (Kinship)

The very first thing I did upon receipt of Smithfield Fair‘s newest effort — aside from popping the disc in my player, of course — was pull out the liner notes and check how many tracks were original compositions. On … Continue reading

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Smithfield Fair’s Highland Call

Completely unfamiliar with Smithfield Fair, I had no idea what to expect on Highland Call, apart from the vague notion that this was some type of contemporary Scottish band whose music may or may not have absorbed some of the … Continue reading

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Smithfield Fair’s Winds of Time

Most traditional bands — be they Celtic, Scottish or any variation on the acoustic folk motif — tend to rely heavily on the tried and true for their musical repertoire. How many times has “Black is the Color” or “Scotland … Continue reading

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Smithfield Fair’s Burns Night Out!

Mike Stiles wrote this review. Hailing from Louisiana here in the States, Smithfield Fair is an innovative trad-based Scottish trio with an energetic pub style. For this CD they put on their best Broad Scots in homage to the immortal … Continue reading

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