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December 2008

Salut! CDs of 2008: an Anglo-Irish summit

For the first time since I began nominating my folk CD/s of the year, an entirely subjective exercise though I have been lucky enough to have platforms for my views for 20 years or more, I found myself stumped. There... Read more →

Sandy Denny, Fotheringay and the album that refused to stay buried

Image: Linda Fitzgerald-Moore One of the most memorable live experiences I have ever known came at the Cropredy festival in 2007, when the sublime Chris While took Sandy Denny's place in what was otherwise the Fairport Convention line-up that recorded... Read more →

Best folk track of the year? Step forward Cara Dillon

No sooner had I voted in the BBC Folk Awards for Bellowhead's Fakenham Fair as my traditional track of the year, and Eliza Carthy's Mr Magnifico in the contemporary category, than along comes something that knocks spots off both of... Read more →