What a voice. Matthew shares one of those songs that has haunted me for years.
“Looking at a Rainbow Through a Dirty Window” from their album, Sparks. Composed by Calum Stewart. Beautiful.
Doing something unique is easy, but doing it really well is not so. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc deliver with style.
This was for their recent tour of the US. Everything the put out is gorgeous.
Incredibly entertaining, Bon Débarras check all the boxes with singing, dancing and wonderful playing all done with a sense of humor and impeccable showmanship.
Well-earned recognition for a beautiful album of the same name. Low Lily have have written a great collection of songs and their amazing voices and impeccable playing bring it to life, on the CD and on stage.
Here is a video of them performing the song at Celtic Connections in Glasgow last year.
Matthew singing a tune he learned from his grandmother at the kitchen table. The song starts with his granny singing a verse before Matthew, Teresa and friends take over.
A beautiful story video with imagery to match the poetry. From Connla’s second album, The Next Chapter.
In the US we have hundreds of radio shows that focus on ‘folk’ music, over the pond the opportunities are not so vast. Mark Radcliffe’s show on the BBC is a gem. His curation includes the latest and greatest as well as the tried and true. Hats off to you Mark, keep it up.
This weeks show included Archie Fisher, The Trials of Cato and Malinky (remember them?) as well as Martin Hayes, Rura…
A wealth of knowledge and great music, well worth a weekly listen. If you don’t know it, give it a try here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005v62.
Love these guys. So much energy!