Tag Archives: Karine Polwart

MARTIN GREEN-FLIT.

MARTIN GREEN-FLIT. Lau are, without doubt, one of the most exciting and ambitious folk bands of their generation. They’ve been described as “modern folk’s most innovative band,” and have been winning awards, praise and plaudits since the release of their debut album Lightweights and Gentlemen in 2007. Since then, Lau have released four further albums, …

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JOY OF LIVING-A TRIBUTE TO EWAN MCCOLL.

JOY OF LIVING-A TRIBUTE TO EWAN MCCOLL. Many people won’t have heard of James Henry Miller. However, they will have heard of Ewan McColl. He was one of the greatest folk musicians of his generation. However, Ewan McColl was much more than a musician. Ewan McColl was also an actor, playwright, poet, record producer and …

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LAU-RACE THE LOSER.

LAU-RACE THE LOSER. Usually, when I read about any group being referred to as the: “most innovative band” of their chosen genre, I take this with the proverbial pinch of salt. Often, that’s far from the truth. Mostly, its the result of marketing hype gone into overdrive, wihful thinking, desperation or a manager who thinks …

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KARINE POLWART-TRACES.

KARINE POLWART-TRACES. Karine Polwart is something of a rarity in an age where anodyne, bland and uncontroversial music fills our airwaves and record shops. Her music isn’t just intelligent, articulate and socially relevant, it’s also melodic and beautiful. She’s a storyteller who gives a voice to the downtrodden, disenfranchised, impoverished and vulnerable, and in doing …

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