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Folk News

Well it's been a mad two weeks here in the Outer Hebrides for us. So to make up for the lack of updates, we have a number of reviews coming. First however, here is some news to get you all up to date.


Emily Barker has a new album out today. It’s called ‘A Dark Murmuration of Words’ and is on all good streaming services right now. We do have a review in the works but here is a spoiler…it’s bloody good!


The Bluegrass Situation has a great interview with Emily Barker on the influence behind the album, you can have a read here


Check out Emily Barker’s new music video for her single ‘Where have the Sparrows Gone?’ right here...


(Many thanks to Devon @HearthPR for the information)



Jake Blount has written about the timeline of protest music in 2020. It's well worth your time, you have a read on NPR here


(Many thanks to Devon @HearthPR)(Many thanks to Devon @HearthPR for the information)


Jenny Sturgeon from wee bonny Scotland has released the first track from her forthcoming album ‘The Living Mountains’.


The album is a collection of songs and short films inspired by Nan Shepherd’s book of the same name. For more information you can check out her website here


Courtney Marie Andrews new album 'Old Flowers' is out and it’s great, you can read our review here



Dom Flemons masterpiece, ‘Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus’ is out on streaming stores right now. It really is a masterpiece, here is our review

Josephine Foster has a new album out called ‘No Harm Done


Cinder Well has her dreamscape folk album ‘No Summer’ out now. We loved it, you can read our thoughts here




Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new album ‘The Dirt and the Stars’ is also out on all good streaming services.


Charley Crockett gifts us all with his new album ‘Welcome to Hard Times’, it is really addictive. Here in Glen Grabhair, with a storm outside and a warm fire inside, had it playing and it was a perfect evening.


Sylvie Simmons gives us her album ‘Blue on Blue’, it’s a little bit of dreamscape folk with some Scandinavian touches in there. You should all give it a listen as soon as you are able.



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