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BEAU – Kingdom Of The Blind

May 4, 2023

Cherry Red 2023 English minstrel locates mysteries all around to crack enigmas in the world where sightlessness reigns. Listening to another set of epistles from the Leeds minstrel – his tenth gospel in ten glorious years – is not a … Continue reading

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March 13, 2023

Talking Elephant 2023 Debuting with song cycle whose title means “shelter” and whose music enshrouds one’s soul in fragile warmth, English folk-shifting chanteuse finds her way to a welcoming home. Once in a while, artists come forth that, being slightly … Continue reading

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December 19, 2022

MoonJune 2022 Rooted in fertile ground and drawing on influences from across the land, a dad-and-lad ensemble bring their joy to the world. Father-and-son units were part of creative landscape for centuries as a certain way to pass musicianship from … Continue reading

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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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BEAU – Al Killem’s Final Show

April 2, 2022

Cherry Red 2022 Moving outside of proverbial narrative to make a stand, English troubadour-cum-troublemaker delivers a searing comment on societal woes. The album-a-year run that Trevor Midgley’s been for a decade now may seem like stretching it in terms of … Continue reading

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