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  • Who knows where the time goes?

    A suitable birthday tribute then was made for my mum’s 55th birthday. A child of the 60s and avid fan of English folk my mum has followed the Fairport Convention since their conception in 1967. 16th May 2015 saw my mother’s live reunion with Fairport Conventions, along with her my sister experienced her first experience of live folk music. Cropredy Festival 1996 was my first formal introduction and since then I too have become a firm appreciator of folk. Fond memories are often had of the tents, fields and fair folk who may be found among the merrymaking that is Cropredy.

    I hope to feature more folk and folk rock music as time goes on. Some notable folk bands and artists I enjoy are:

    Karine Polwart

    Diabolus – Witch & Warlock

    Dibjack – northamptonshire folk

    Early Fleetwood Mac (1967 – 1970)

    Joni Mitchell

    Clannad

    King Crimson (early)

     


  • Rachel Sermanni

    Rachel Sermanni – Under Mountains

    During my exploration on Half Moon Run I decided to check out their video Full Circle – played live for the Mahogany Sessions.  Within the suggested videos section was an interesting titled song – Marshmallow Unicorn played by Rachel Sermanni  – somebody I had not, at the time, encountered.

    Rachel Sermanni

    I was instantly captivated with her velvety vocals and her intricately layered emotional inflections, the video itself sees her sitting on a busy street (images of Brighton Lanes came to mind), delivering a beautiful poetic piece accompanied with soft acoustic guitar. Her delivery is dreamy, almost introspective, her vocal delicacy is beautiful, with haunting romantic whispering and heart felt rhythm.  – It terms of genre she falls within the folk fairy-tale flavour, a space well known to the likes of Emiliana Torrini and Karine Polwart.

    Useful Related Links:

    * Rachel Sermanni home (good place for tour and venue dates – she is a busy busy lass)

    * Folk Radio UK review (featuring some free track samples)

    * YouTube home of the Mahogany Sessions

     


  • Think Floyd 2014

    Think Floyd – live at the Lighthouse Theatre Kettering.

    There are many bands out there who have gained fame by keeping Pink Floyd’s material alive but few are as well produced, talented and in-sync with the material as Think Floyd. Their own renditions and subtle twists and contributions to the well known  tracks are beautifully delivered.

    I was blown away by this evenings session and awed by their choice of old and new Floyd titles, they have been on the scene for 20 years now and well worth checking out – www.thinkfloyd.net follow them on facebook

    Think Floyd live at the Kettering Lighthouse Theatre 2014
    Think Floyd live at the Kettering Lighthouse Theatre 2014