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29 June 2017 // Music

Great to receive this today. Seamus’s last EP ‘Ducks & Drakes’ (listen on Spotify) was a big hit round our way. The forthcoming album is a treat and hats off to Domino for not dithering when it came to signing it (unlike someone I can think of, doh). (JB) It comes with a cracking video […]

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Sounds of Water – Our Port Eliot Playlists

29 June 2017 // Music //Port Eliot Festival

In 2009, Port Eliot Festival was the first place Caught by the River’s appeared ‘offline’. From the very first line up (that included British Sea Power, King Creosote and Shack’s John Head), music has been at the very heart of things from morning ’til the last dancer drops. This year is no different. The bill […]

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Is England Eerie?*

23 June 2017 // Folklore //Music

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Volume 1 – Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree. Out now and available here. Review by Mathew Clayton I spent last Saturday night standing on Keswick High Street watching two rituals uncomfortably interact: men getting drunk and men running long distances. I was there to watch my brother-in-law […]

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Joan Shelley

6 June 2017 // Music

Joan Shelley by Joan Shelley (No Quarter Records, out now) Review by Ian Preece I’ve seen Joan Shelley live a couple of times now. On stage she’s relaxed, chatty and has a good line in self-deprecating humour. Her and Nathan Salsburg make a prepossessing and captivating couple; you don’t know what you’re going to get […]

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Richard Dawson – Peasant

30 May 2017 // Music

Peasant by Richard Dawson Released on Weird World / Domino on 2 June Review by Ben Myers There’s a moment in the pastorally-toned ‘Ogre’, the lead track of Richard Dawson’s new album Peasant, when his discordant strumming and cracked vocals shift into a falsetto that sings a nautical poetry in counterpoint to an elegiac chorus […]

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