JANE WILLOW “ONWARD STILL”

Jane Willow "Onward Still" Release date: 22 November 2018 Label: Independent Website: http://www.janewillow.com Originally from The Netherlands, Jane Willow is a singer/songwriter, now based in Dublin, Ireland where she has quietly been hoaning her  craft resulting in this beautiful EP. It’s Jane’s vocals that struck me first, they possess a purity and clarity that can…

HOT GRISELDA “TINDERBOX”

Hot Griselda "Tinderbox" Release date: 1 December 2011 Label: Independent Website: http://www.hotgriselda.eu Hot Griselda are a four piece progressive Folk band from Belgium and Holland, but on this recording they are joined by Sophie Janna from the Folk duo The Lasses. This piece is about an album that never actually got released, but earlier this…

THE LASSES “UNDONE”

The Lasses "Undone" Release date: 18 October 2019 Label: Lonesome Robin Website: http://www.thelasses.nl The Lasses are a Folk duo from Amsterdam, Holland who's music is very much shaped around traditional Folk music, but with a distinct Country flavour. Sophie Janna and Margot Merah aka The Lasses, as with the First Aid Kit, have an uncanny…

LAUREN O’CONNELL “QUITTERS”

Lauren O'Connell "Quitters"Release date: 2 March 2012Label: IndependentWebsite: http://www.laurenoconnell.com Lauren O’Connell is an Alt/Country singer/songwriter from Rochester, New York.“Quitters” is her third full length recording and one that builds on her previously impressive two albums.Gutsy, but beautiful about sums it up.  O’Connell’s vocals, sometimes tender, sometimes tough accompanied by a blend of simply picked acoustic…

LAUREN SHERA “ONCE I WAS A BIRD”

Lauren Shera “Once I Was A Bird” Release date; 15 November 2011 Label; Import Website; http://www.laurenshera.com Californian based, Lauren Shera, is a contemporary Folk singer/songwriter who with “Once I Was A Bird”, presents us with her critically acclaimed sophomore release. It’s a recording with a superb blend of instrumentation such as acoustic guitar, Banjo, Ukulele…

MARIA DUNN “THE PEDDLER”

Maria Dunn "The Peddler" "Release date: 16 September 2008 Label: Outside Records Website: http://www.mariadunn.com Maria Dunn is a contemporary Folk singer/songwriter, born in Scotland, but brought up in Ontario, Canada from a young age. Her music possesses a true Celtic traditional feel, combined with North American Folk/Roots. She has released over half a dozen full…

DAVID IAN ROBERTS “FROM THE HARBOUR”

David Ian Roberts "From The Harbour"Release date: 7 August 2020Label: Cambrian RecordsWebsite: http://www.davidianroberts.com David Ian Roberts is a highly talented contemporary Folk singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Cardiff in Wales.Lockdown over this last year has proved to be a fertile time for songwriters, with thoughts and imagination running riot during time that may have been…