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December 2009

Salut! Live albums of 2009: the Unthanks, Cara Dillon, Topic?

The answer to my own question is that I am having it all ways. This has been a thin year for Salut! Live, a consequence of the time I have necessarily spent on the day job (and developing another of... Read more →

The BBC, James Findlay and a story of award-winning folk

James Findlay, a 20-year-old singer/guitarist is the 2009 winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, chosen by a six-strong judging panel on Friday evening (Dec 4). One immediate prize for James was an offer of a performing slot at Fairport... Read more →

fRuits of the fRoots critics' poll: congratulations to Staff Benda Bilili and Topic

The result of the fRoots 2009 critics' poll is that Staff Benda Bilili's Très Très Fort (Crammed) is the folk/roots/world album of the year. That make it an album I have to acquire. In both the Best Re-issue/Compilation and Best... Read more →