Tag Archives: Blair Dunlop

THE ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND – All Are Safely Gathered In

December 1, 2022

Talking Elephant 2022 Veterans of folklore travels delve into tradition and novelty to let their fellowship shine ever so brightly. Mistletoe doesn’t have a scent yet if it did that’s the aroma this album would exude, as the ensemble whose … Continue reading

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THE ALBION BAND Embrace The Season Once Again

October 10, 2022

Putting out Christmas albums may be a longtime, and often annoying, tradition, but creating entire ensembles for Yuletide is rather rare, and successfully pulling such a trick is an art unto itself. Still, THE ALBION BAND, an offshoot of sorts … Continue reading

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ASHLEY HUTCHINGS – Ninety-Nine Impressions

July 20, 2021

Talking Elephant 2021 Refracting his life via viva voce lens, English folk-rock doyen painstakingly paints existentialistic image of one’s inner world. Camus and Toulouse-Lautrec, Pushkin and Tarkovsky, Godard and Ochs, Blake and Wilde: these are but a few of a … Continue reading

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ASHLEY HUTCHINGS with Becky Mills & Blair Dunlop – A Midwinter Miscellany

November 29, 2020

Talking Elephant 2020 Burning bright in the bleak midwinter, Tyger and his coterie restore the true spirit of Yuletide. Having almost singlehandedly created English folk-rock, Ashley Hutchings retreated from the genre’s forefront in recent years, yet he’s so inextricably blended … Continue reading

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