STREAM TO THE RIVER #9: FOLKTEMBER

It’s a bumper playlist this month to reflect the listening that I’ve been doing for FOLKTEMBER. I’ve been learning that although the British and Irish Folk scene is pretty much as it always is, full of very talented musicians producing the goods with incredible technique, there’s still potential for exploration and experimentation. I’ve tried toContinue reading “STREAM TO THE RIVER #9: FOLKTEMBER”

BARBARA PRAVI : ON N’ENFERME PAS LES OISEAUX

LABEL: CAPITOL MUSIC FRANCE ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A confident, fresh survey of how the chanson tradition sounds in 2021. I was trying to prove a point to a friend in the pub about something totally different. My point was roughly that in a culture glut, confidence and freshness, embracing what you believe in, goesContinue reading “BARBARA PRAVI : ON N’ENFERME PAS LES OISEAUX”

Stream to the River #5 : Heartbreakers

‘I know I’m not really your favourite person, but you’re mine.’ Taking that lyric as the starting point, this playlist for is based around the best songs from Spring 2021 that deal in many different types of heartbreak.