Beans On Toast Interview

Beans On Toast Interview

It’s safe to say that 2021 was a productive year for folk artist Jay McAllister aka Beans on Toast. While we were all complying with Covid restrictions and lusting for the return of live music, Jay was busy putting pen to paper. The result? A new book – Foolhardy Folk Tales and his fourteenth album […]

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 A Conversation with Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie

A Conversation with Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie

Fairport Convention are back on the road again following a forced hiatus for the past year-and-a-half. This year’s Autumn Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites as well as some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album Shuffle & Go released in January last year. Robert Johnson caught up with […]

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 Frank Turner 02 Academy Liverpool

Frank Turner 02 Academy Liverpool

    Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Liverpool Academy 25/04/18 At the 02 Academy in Liverpool drumming kicks off the start of a set, the guitarist and bassist rush onto the stage, followed by the song writing machine that is, Frank Turner. 1933 is the song to boot things off, a song written whilst […]

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 Album Review | Lunar Ticks | Hanami Family

Album Review | Lunar Ticks | Hanami Family

With 12 years’ experience travelling and playing all across Europe comes unimaginable beauty, understanding and storytelling. Hanami Family stand testament to that with their third album ‘Lunar Ticks’; released in association with Smugglers Records (UK) and Celebration Days Records (France). Cheshire based Hanami Family can usually be spotted occupying the stage as a two-piece; iconic […]

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 New folk trio Mancunia prepare for debut UK shows and release

New folk trio Mancunia prepare for debut UK shows and release

Three world travelled musicians, all originally from Manchester and sharing Irish origins, have come together to create a dynamic, musical melting pot with powerful songs and fiery Irish fiddle, all set in an exciting multi-layered dimension. Tim O’Connor, a singer-songwriter based in France; Andy Dinan, twice All-Ireland Fiddle Champion; and Maartin Allcock, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has […]

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