Eliza Carthy

Magic by proxy: Linda Thompson finds her voices

Colin Randall welcomes long-awaited news of an exciting project in which Linda Thompson assembles musically gifted family and friends for an album of the songs she wrote but cannot perform herself …. Linda Thompson has one of the best-loved voices... Read more →


Piper's purism, pricked pride and pointed questions about the value of reviewers

Two years ago, a bagpipe-playing reviewer caused offence with his mixed appraisal of a Peter Knight/John Spiers album. Decades before that, purists were snooty about folk clubs with more open-minded outlooks. After all the developments folk music has seen, Colin... Read more →