Bob Fox is one of the greats of English folk music. Billy Mitchell is a classy former member of Lindisfarne. If you hate football, skip the next paragraph or four ...
Sharon Shannon (plus lots of friends) ... Saints and Scoundrels (Independent Records)
It is now an established feature of Irish music that any new Sharon Shannon album will feature not only the wonderful Co Clare accordion player and fiddler, but whichever other artists she has roped in for the session.