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CD Review – The Lament of the Black Sheep

Ange Hardy   CD Review by @autumnrosewell The Lament of the Black Sheep You don’t need to live in the world of English folk music for very long before being confronted by someone with an aggressively-protested view that nothing but our old, traditional songs has any right to be classed as folk.  Ange Hardy’s new album, The Lament of the …

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CD Review – Moment by Mark Chadwick

Sometimes I listen to a new album and it sets me off on a train of thought, not about music but about politics and passion and the great givens of humanity. It doesn’t happen too often but when it does I end up wanting to write something that reads more like a history lecture than a CD review. I’m listening …

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About to see Scooby Doo ‘The Mystery of the Pyramid’ at The Belgrade Theatre

listen to ‘About to see Scooby Doo 'The Mystery of the Pyramid' at The Belgrade Theatre’ on Audioboo Feature from The Radio Warwickshire ‘Mini Reporters’ Find out about Scooby Doo LIVE at The Belgrade Theatre Coventry. The classic cartoon Scooby-Doo comes to life with spooky mystery and fun in the Pyramids. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne arrive in Egypt …

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Warwick Castle Proms 2014 Feature by Radio Warwickshire

listen to ‘Warwick Castle Proms 2014 Feature by Radio Warwickshire’ on Audioboo Listen to the feature recorded at this years Warwick Castle Proms as we celebrate Warwick Castle’s 1,100th birthday. With popular conductor Jae Alexander returning alingside The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, who performed popular classics, film themes and all the flag waving favourites with ‘the Last Night Of …

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Femme Fatales of Folk – Folkstock Records

Femme Fatales of Folk – Folkstock Records Review by @autumnrosewell One of my personal bug-bears – no it is more than a bug-bear, it is a real anxiety – is about what the music industry encourages in female artists. I have lost count of the number of (particularly very young) women who send me tracks in which they show very …

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Beat Bones & Alchemy by Tim Bragg

Beat Bones & Alchemy by Tim Bragg Review by: Tamsin Rosewell, Folk Show presenter, Radio Warwickshire If you like your music mellow, intelligent and just a little bit dark then you’ll find yourself pulled in by this collection of five original tracks from Tim Bragg. His dexterous guitar, flute and drum work (he plays all the instruments on most of …

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Review: Ripples by Lew Bear

  Ripples by Lew Bear Review: @AutumnRosewell Lew Bear is a name that pops up in my social media news feed a great deal; he is performing in our pubs and folk clubs and seems to be somewhere on most of the area’s festival listings this season too. It is definitely worth grabbing a CD to review if it reflects …

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Thamesis, by Mishaped Pearls

Thamesis, by Mishaped Pearls Reviewer: @autumnrosewell I’ve been looking forward to this album, oh so much. For those of you who have not yet heard this group, Mishaped Pearls, I can only say that I envy you as I would love to have the pleasure and amazement of hearing them for the first time all over again.  Their sound is …

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Marek’s Camp, Supine Orchestra

Review by Tamsin Rosewell, presenter of My Folk and their Friends, Radio Warwickshire. To the outside world there seem to be two types of folk groups: those who want to be properly folky, steeped in a rich and complex history of regional variations and traditional instruments, and those who choose to do whatever they think is interesting whether or not …