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VIN GARBUTT - PLUGGED
Vin is one of the most genuinely popular artistes that the folk revival has produced. He is also a writer who is not afraid to tackle the big issues. Popularity and through-provoking songs are generally an uneasy mix and the fact that Vin has sustained this over 30 years says something about him. This album captures Vin at his best - in front of an audience.
THE LIAM ROBINSON DANCE BAND - WELCOME HERE AGAIN
Traditional dance music from Lincolnshire Features 14 tracks including a few songs all with their roots in Lincolnshire folk dance scene.
ADRIAN MCAULIFFE & CATHAL FLOOD - BETWEEN THE STRINGS
Adrian and Cathal, both natives of Co Cork, have to come together to produce an excellent album of traditional Irish music on tenor banjo and guitar. Having played together since 2008, they have a natural, honest playing style that is full of vibrancy, drive and swing.
JOHN WARD - EAST OF THE SUNRISE
Johnís 6 th album released in the spring of 2011 as a collection of songs inspired by and from Johnís home area; the Waveney, Yare and Blyth Valleys. This eastern fringe of England is both naturally beautiful and industrial at the same time and the songs here, mostly original but with some traditional, aim to capture the atmosphere and some of the characters of the area.
ADAM MCCULLOCH - IN THESE TIMES
Adam is one of the finest singers to emerge from the Scottish folk scene in recent years. Son of well-loved singer Gordeanna McCulloch, Adam demonstrates his knowledge and understanding of Scottish song with this amazing debut album.