Andrew Curry

June Tabor on the singing and the songs

Andrew Curry writes: Over at our Facebook group, our Artist of the Week last week was June Tabor, with a particular nod towards Ashore, her record of songs of the sea. While checking something, I stumbled on an interview with... Read more →

Daoiri Farrell: fine performances of traditional songs of everyday Ireland

Andrew Curry writes: The Irish bouzouki player and singer Daoirí Farrell comes with some strong recommendations. Christy Moore says that he has taken on the mantle of Luke Kelly. Donal Lunny calls him one of “the most important traditional singers”... Read more →

‘Morris On’ on May Day

Andrew Curry writes: It’s May Day, so it’s a good day to pull Morris On off the shelves and put it on the turntable. The record dates from 1972, after Ashley Hutchings had left Steeleye Span, just before he started... Read more →

Singing Shakespeare on the Bard’s birthday

Andrew Curry writes: It’s William Shakespeare’s 460th birthday today, probably, so we’re using that as an excuse to share a few of the Shakespeare lyrics in the folk repertoire. (Shakespeare mural near the Globe Theatre in London. Photo: Peter Trimming/Geograph,... Read more →